You have to play the game. Whether you want to or not. At least be smart enough to know that it is a game that needs to be mastered independent of emotions but, ironically, touching people's emotions. You have to weather criticism and gamesmanship by those who fear your greatness even when you do not see it or you have to manage your emotions when working with a star. You can do your best to break the star down (rarely works unless you have political capital--ask Jesse Jackson when Obama was still running behind Hillary) or team with them. You can fight and be angry when passive aggressive weenies start undermining you or...you can document, tape, etc (where legal), ad possibly threaten at the right time.
Sound Machiavellian? It should be. You will have detractors even if you are doing good--Go ask Buddha, Krishna, Ghandi, Jesus, and Dr. King. Might as well control the narrative.
Excuse the USA government mumbo jumbo but sadly, most people do not know how this system works as it does. This will allow you to look at the media, politicians, and leadership vs management and why, in the end, there is a bloodthirst for power that humans, like animals can not get around.
Let's talk politics. Let's talk life. At the end of the day, we are surrounded by it. We are surrounded by the powers that be and the issues of life and death. We are frustrated by the appearance of being pawns in a game we can not control or win. This is the myth we buy into. We believe we have no way to survive let alone thrive. This is what we are told. This is what we believe.
Until we stop buying into negative think. Negative talk and running our heads into the same insane mind field (mine field of the mind...not a typo), we will continue being victims. We will act like we have no power and continue conceding it to those who would take advantage of us.
If you don't like the country or your job or your future or the way you are headed, change. If you are tired of being taken advantage of by those who care nothing about you or anyone than themselves, change. If you are tired of looking at an out of shape person in the mirror, change. If you are living below average or damn near close to it and want more, change.
We are in the middle of a game; a dark game played by some sadistic and selfish souls. Other games are played by passive aggressive minds that are struggling to cope and can only attack someone they perceive as lessor than they.
Whether you want to or not, you will play the game. So..."Shall we play a game???" The master mind will force you into it no matter what. So in 2016, get out of your corner and...Fight!
So you have resolutions. Promises. Decisions. Great. Now that you have a dream, and you're about to wrap up the second week of the first month of the Gregorian calendar, where are you on your list?
I am all for change and next steps. I am NOT for excuses. Even by myself. It's easy. One more hour of sleep. Tomorrow...I'll get to the gym. Oh I'll stop smoking soon. I won't drink as much, AFTER my birthday. Tomorrow comes like a vapor and cedes to the next day. And the next.
I didn't want to load up with something for the new year. I prefer to tee up a good ramble from 4am where I recorded some of my own issues and challenges. ASS-cuses. Not excuses. But Ass-cuses because I just didn't get my ass in gear. Another Gregorian year. So let's do a refresher and move onward and upward.