guest post by Olga Berg
For me, this week has been the hardest and the most inspiring one this year. It started with a serious political debate in Düsseldorf, brought a brief “shake hands” celebrity meeting (somebody has to do this dream job – lol), threw me in the middle of the most challenging Board of Directors Meeting this year (yes, I’m the one in the background who makes them happen) and posed the most game changing questions about life. And I don’t mean a marriage proposal under my Facebook profile pic. The question I mean was “How much do you want to get to never mention the topic of money again?” and it was raised by my boss.
Now, how to reply to this question wisely? It’s not about “either – or”, it’s about “it depends”: on what’s more in life you want have, what you want to give for it and in what terms you measure it. Strangely enough, quite often this “it depends” puzzles us so that the chances fly by and we are either too excited, too reserved or too realistic to let them become part of our path. We remain on the safe side, find arguments in favour of the status quo or set exorbitant demands and go overboard.
So, if there were a single point I’d like to make here, it would have been this: see any chance in the context of your life TODAY and don’t try to make it an immediate global turning point of your faith. That means that it is not a Christmas shopping list to fulfil ALL of your and your family’s dreams, it is a light and shining ray of opportunity. Then the burden of the question will lift and you’ll manage to keep cool and find the answer easily. And when you have an answer, because you know you have all the answers to all the questions, ask yourself:
- What happens if it becomes true?
- How does it feel inside?
- Why do I want it?
- What will it do for me?
- What if it doesn’t happen?
- What are the alternatives?
And when you get there I’m sure you will see and feel how the fragile nature of chance is becoming part of your reality.
So, tell me, what chances you’d like to take? And what would you need to take them? How will they change your life?
Olga Berg, NLP Practitioner, linguist and coach, believes in unlimited abilities of every individual and that every change has a positive nature. Alongside with her experience in non-formal education, business and communications, she is passionate about contributing to the development of your personal and business potential.