Life Isn’t Always Rainbows and Unicorns
Life isn’t always rainbows and unicorns so when it is, savour the moment!
The photo showing the colour spectrum brought the phrase to mind after I was talking with a good marketing friend who’d just had some particularly undeserved bad luck.
It’s a phrase I think is relevant for times when people use it to dismiss the concepts of self-improvement and personal development.
People often dismiss those concepts as ‘airy fairy,’ ‘happy clappy’ or ‘wishy washy,’ when they don’t work out so good in real life – dismissed with the ‘evidence’ that real life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns.
Now, I can see why the ‘happy clappy’ image of the industry can put people off – you know the sort of thing – you’ll probably be picturing a presenter on stage, shouting wildly at the audience, probably getting them to hug 5 strangers around them.
Not everyone likes that kind of approach, and as it happens I’m not a massive fan of it personally.
But I can see how it breaks down some mental barriers and relaxes some people though.
Then the ‘wishy washy’ dismissal comes with the idea of ‘visualisation’ and ‘law of attraction‘.
People can view those concepts as something that ‘hippies’ do, spending their time bringing what they want into their lives simply by imagining it!
If that’s the attitude someone has of the field of personal development, it’s not surprising that it’s mentally put away in the ‘airy fairy nonsense’ box in the brain, categorised as not relevant to the day to day necessities of going out to earn a living.
Well, that’s why I say life really isn’t always rainbows and unicorns…!
When a tap floods your bathroom and the ceiling collapses, when a tyre on the car goes flat, when a train or plane is delayed, when someone is horrible to you for no reason – things like that happen in life.
No-one in the self-improvement field is saying they don’t!
What they ARE saying though, and obviously I’m saying it now, is that although unpleasant things will happen in life, so will the good stuff!
The hardships can be dealt with, and the good stuff can be enjoyed.
Dealing with the hardships can be made easier by the attitude we take into them, and this can be as simple as just accepting that ‘life’ happens – it will not be, and cannot be, perfect all the time.
The good stuff, therefore, must also be accepted and enjoyed in a similar way, they are two sides of the same coin.
There’s an important point to take further here – the balance can be tipped towards the good stuff.
Eliminating all the bad stuff cannot be done, and it’s foolish to try, but a lot of it CAN be eliminated.
If it’s a sudden unexpected nuisance then there might not be much we can do, but if it’s an ongoing, long term annoyance, then it’s possible you can do something about it.
What would you prefer instead? What have others done to achieve that alternative? What are YOU going to do about it?
And when it comes to earning a living, this can be decades of drudgery for a lot of people, but why?
Why does it have to be that way?
There is so much opportunity in the world today, and if you’re able to read this article, that opportunity is all around you right now.
It may involve hard work, in fact you can EXPECT it to be hard work, but that’s par for the course, and dealing with that is part of the attitude shift that might be needed.
So, in your life, what would you consider to be YOUR rainbows and unicorns?
Do you make enough room in your life to fully enjoy and appreciate them?
Do you allow yourself to enjoy them?
The hardships will come along, and the hardships will go, just as the good times will, so when it’s good, savour the moment!
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