So it happened again. Two weeks after I sent out a message about a timeline for an event I’m running for an association, I got a reply from someone wanting to change it. After we were all set and implemented. (Sigh.)
It’s a massive project and requires making decisions and moving forward at a fast pace. But the person who sent this message seems to check her email about once every ten days. So everyone checks in, we make a decision and move forward, and then a couple weeks later we hear from her with stuff she wants to change.
Making things worse, I'm doing the work on this project, as a volunteer, after I do the 60 or 70 hours a week I spend to run my businesses. It all kind of reminds me of the Deepak Chopra book I’m reading now. I actually love Deepak’s work because it opens new vistas of thinking for me. But I chafe when he says things like wealth is created spontaneously and effortlessly, when you go to the space between thoughts, meditate in the cosmic soup of quantum consciousness, and apply the law of pure potentiality.
Now do I believe prosperity is your natural state? Absolutely. Do I agree that when you’re in the flow of divine order, things fall into place? Yep. Do I believe when you set an intention, you bend the universe to your will? Check.
But while it’s not fashionable to say it, success requires work and effort. Sorry.
I think the problem with my aforementioned colleague is she probably read The 4-Hour Work Week. Great book, which I enjoyed tremendously. It provides some good productivity and life-balance tips. Just as Dr. Chopra’s work provides some fascinating insights into the mind-body connections.
But you have to read everything (including this blog) with discernment.
The four-hour work week is one of those things that sounds good, looks good, and looks good on paper. But no one actually does that! Including and especially the guy who wrote that book.
If people worried a little less about quantum consciousness and a little more about quantum work, they’d be a lot more successful. I’m just saying…