Today I went to work with a buddy. And to my surprise some of the stuff he brought up to talk about was very interesting to me. As I have had to overcome a bunch of mistakes I have made in the past, I have been looking for the solution or the way to recover, come back and make the best out of it all as efficiently as possible. This has lead me to spend a lot of time reading and watching videos in the so called self help arena.
What I have learned is that there are a lot of emotions or things we as people go through in life. For a long time, I really didn’t pay attention to any of it cause I was being successful and didn’t see the need. However, after doing a lot and accomplishing a lot I got too much into that part of my life and let me personal life slide. In many ways, I have to admit I was not really into doing things with my family when I was in my teens, early twenties and even in part of my 30’s.
I have heard that it is a natural thing that in your 30’s we start to want to spend more time with our parents. The reasons for this are probably obvious in many ways. As I got into doing the family thing in life, I have to admit, I didn’t really know how to do it… nor did I realize it was more like starting something new in life that will be a change in habits and other parts in my life as well.
So now, as I am rebuilding parts of my life I have the desire to have a better life with more involvement of my parents but on a different level.
All this has been a bit of a challenge for me as I am rebuilding in a different stage of life and with different goals.
One of the things I have found that help this the most is Rick Warren Sermons. I used to spend a lot of time getting into marketing gurus, Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn etc. So either this has brought me to Rick Warren or maybe I am just ready for the Rick Warren type of leadership.
For me, some how Rick Warren has a great way of teaching and interpreting the bible into language that I understand. There have been a bunch of things that I have learned from Rick Warren and much of them are about what to do in certain types of situations. As he talks about different situations and what to do about them, I can specifically relate them to situations I have been in before and how I would have benefited if I knew what to do in the situations instead of doing what I did. Some times I deal with situations out of frustrations and other times out of different drivers in life that I may have let become to big a part in my life.
Now I am looking to have more balance in my life, be more successful and to keep evolving. And after the conversation with my buddy I am fascinated about the thought he is putting into some of the relationships in his life.
Take a look at Rick Warrens videos here.