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Blitz wrote:Thought 34
Maintenance-land is not Disneyland.
On Sunday nights when a boy, our whole family would gather around the (black and white) TV set and watched ‘The Wonderful World of Disney’. It was through this show that I came to long to visit that magical kingdom – Disneyland. As I grew older that longing grew less as reality set in. I knew in my heart of hearts that the reality of the place could never match the fantasy in my head. In my head it is peopled by the Disney characters, Walt and me. In reality the place receives on average over 40,000 people per day. On busy days it is nearly twice that number and the waiting line for popular rides could be over an hour long. So as perfect as it is, it will never live up to my expectations.
I believe why do so many people fail in maintenance is because they don’t have a realistic view of what life would be like after reaching goal. Somehow they have caught themselves in a mind trap – believing that once that is achieved the rest of their lives will suddenly obtain perfection.
Life is not a fantasy Disneyland. The reality of maintenance is that while many aspects of your life will be better (which is why I always harp on about a “better future”); it will still not be perfect.
If you had perfect weight, perfect good looks, perfect financial security or the perfect partner, the reality would be that it would not guarantee happiness. Happiness is something that is developed from within and all these things are externals.
Successful maintenance is understanding this and dealing with the realism of life with honesty and not expecting a fairytale ending.
DD Diva wrote:I love Walt Disney, he was a pioneer and an inspiration (to never stop dreaming)!!!
Whenever anyone asks that question, if you could choose to dine with a famous person (dead or alive) who would you choose; mine is unquestionably Walt followed marginally by Abraham Lincoln!!!
Blitz wrote: Thought 38
A Sense of Humour Will Lighten the Burden.
For it is humour that greases our path and helps us continue on the road of success...but please do remember - watch out for that banana peel!
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