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  • Writer's pictureDebbie

Everything has a shelf life - especially habits!

I opened the fridge at our office the other day to see if I could find something to spread on a "free" bagel found earlier in the freezer. To my delight, I found a container of whipped butter, never opened. This was followed by my disappointment though when, upon further inspection, I flipped the container upside down to see the expiration date of 8/2015. Three years expired! Both disturbing and impressive, as upon opening, it looked to be just fine. But, I knew eating it would be a mistake, one that would probably make me quite ill.

Sometimes we are like that tub of whipped butter. We look just fine on the outside, and upon further inspection we might even pass muster, but, inside we’ve expired. And by expired, I mean we’ve lost the passion that we once held for the job we are doing, we are just going through the motions. This can eventually damage both not just the business, but,  more importantly ourselves.  It’s important to remember that we are not human doings, we are human beings.We are constantly changing and growing in our thoughts and way of being. How we are changing and growing depends on how we see life.

To imagine that we will always be interested in the same activities and way of being throughout our lives is pure folly. A belief like this only holds us back, creating ruts and eventually leaves us buried in a mundane and corrosive existence that no longer serves us. Embracing change, learning and growing throughout our lives is our natural state, providing nourishment to both mind and body. What have you been wanting to change? Go for it! Take that chance, learn something new, do something different, don’t be that expired tub of butter.

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