Good Monday morning to you. I hope after last week you learned to make the grass greener on your side of the fence. The idea was to help you realize that you are the one that makes your life better. To these thoughts I want to take you back to some simple lessons that we all can use to grow your world. So many of us want to have a fairy tale life; we want life to magically become better, but the truth is it will take work to make that happen.
I once read the breakdown of a fairy tale, how it could relate to the real world. I figured after telling you last week that life is not a fairly tale but, rather, that it takes work, that this would be a good topic for this week: To actually spend a week talking about some fairy tales, and stories and adapting them to learning in your life.
The story that I read was about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The breakdown of it focuses on the evil step-mother (a plot figure who is also used in Cinderella and many other fairy tales). This was to represent the negative thoughts that we build up in our heads about ourselves. If you notice, negative thoughts always seem to build a form or pattern in our lives that we have to break.
The next thing that was represented is shown when Snow White goes into the forest where she finds friendly birds and animals. What they symbolize in life is intuitive thoughts or hunches, if you want to call them that. These are the ideas that help get you out of the forest that you are always in. Think of all the times that you get those hunches and do nothing with them because you are living in fear from the negative thoughts.
The seven dwarfs are there to symbolize the protective forces that are in the world to save you, to protect you. They can only be used by faith. Imagine if you had the faith in your life to believe, to use the tools from the times you are grumpy, or sleepy to protect you from your own negative thoughts?
Then, there is the prince. Well, the prince is your divine plan in life. This is the path that is your purpose in this world, when it comes to you waking up from the sleep of just getting by day-to-day, waking up and getting purpose.
The end of every fairy tale tells you they lived happy ever after. Well we all know happy ever after lasts till your next challenge. You must face the same things over again; there will be negative thoughts and hunches to get through again.
The truth about life is that when you find your purpose in life and start working towards that, you will find yourself working past the negative thoughts to start living in faith, to find those ideas that get you out of your woods.
So what is a simple way you can learn from this fairy tale? If you are facing the tough times of life, it’s time to listen to those hunches and intuitive ideas to get you to come to life and find your purpose. I want to leave you with a small idea that I used when I wanted to get more wisdom out of life.
When I was a young man, I was told if I wanted to get wisdom, I should take the book of the bible, Proverbs, take all 31 chapters and break them down for a month and read just one chapter a day to change my world. After a year of doing this you will find, you have more wisdom than when you started. It will take a year and start doing this again for another year. Keep a journal and write down what you learn from it.
I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live the life you always wanted, to love what you do and those you share this life with. Find wisdom in the simple things to be the RockStar in your world.