Did you wake up and smell the coffee this morning? It’s a great phrase isn’t it? Conjuring a picture of steaming coffee and all the hope that it holds for waking up the sleepy recipient! And if you did get to have the proverbial coffee, did it do its job?
I know that without my morning cuppa I just can’t function, so this is a VERY important part of my day! It’s also a very enjoyable part of my day, when I can be slow to get going without feeling any guilt whatsoever!
But of course the phrase means more than just that superficial morning cuppa.
To some extent, we’re all walking through our lives with the sleepiness that precedes our morning cuppa. Oblivious of the direction our habits are taking us and just mindlessly trusting that we will arrive at our desired outcome with minimal conscious input and action.
You might think that things are going ok and that things will work out over the long term, but this could just be a cover. Sometimes it’s just too painful to dig beneath the day-to-day and admit that life isn’t quite as happy, fun or successful as you would like it to be.
But, without taking that deep dive into examining our achievements, and by this, I mean those things that make us happy, we just keep ploughing on with our day-to-day habits and thereby continue to achieve the same outcomes.Continue Reading