In 2022 I will be taking a break.
I have never done this before in life since I started going to school !
Last week when my family and I was down with COVID , I got time to ask some hard questions, I heard an inner voice asking me to take a break.
So what is this break from?
Dropping the Agenda : I reflected , have been constantly running in life , it is like being on a treadmill that does not stop and yet takes you nowhere.
After all the running I find I am at the same spot . Yet I continue running hoping I will get somewhere.
In school I ran to get good grades.
In college I ran to belong.
In corporate world I ran to get promoted.
As an entrepreneur I am running to grow my business.
Happiness , Fulfilment , Success .. we have different reasons to keep running.
“If I get this I will be happy, if I reach there I will be happy , if this happens I will be happy.”
“And then I can relax .” Is what I have been telling myself through my life.
‘If’ is the word that gets attached before everything.
Yet when it all happens as per plan , I yet feel I need the next big thing.
The treadmill never stops.
So Now is the time.
Dropping all the If’s : I drop all the if’s and conditions to find my happiness.
Dropping the chase : I drop my chase and constant running to enjoy life in the moment.
Dropping the Agenda : Every call , every conversation, every moment I notice I unknowingly I carry my agenda .
Dropping surviving : Behind the agenda is the desire for survival . It seems like there is not enough in the world for me.
Dropping competing : From the school times it is fed into our minds that we compete with others and that we need to top the class.
In the corporate world this becomes a bell curve there are the As , then the Bs and then those that are not needed.
It’s ingrained in the subconscious mind .
I am good enough and I don’t need to look around is part of dropping my agenda.
I will drop MY AGENDA.
No chasing business .
No chasing clients.
No chasing the future.
No chasing more money in the bank.
No chasing dreams of others.
I have decided to hit ‘Pause’ button and …
I will get off the treadmill.
So does that mean I will do nothing?
No rather I will move away from living MY AGENDA.
The 2022 Agenda Less Contribution Challenge
I will be more Authentic. I will be me without driving an agenda.
I will let the work that I love come to me.
I will let go of work and clients that do not align with my heart joyfully. Blessing them in their journey.
Whatever is happening is good. I will trust the Cosmic design.
I will not chase nor will I sell.
I will ‘Contribute’ my gifts without an agenda .
I will live in abundant possibilities.
Every meeting and conversation I have with anyone will Never be about ME , but about how can I add VALUE.
It will never be about “what can I get.” It will be about “what can I give.”
The question I will ask with every client I work with is – “Am I adding significant VALUE”.
Any new business I build will be centred around creating Authentic, Honest Value.
I will not shortchange MY VALUE. If I don’t value myself no one else will.
I will Trust in the Flow of life.
I will find more time for ME , going within.
I will find more time to be within nature.
I will spend more time in conversations with people and travel places.
I will find more time to serve with my gifts and also with my personal funds.
I will work for creating IMPACT not Survival.
I will ensure that these are not just clever words and I will be careful not to get pulled back into an agenda driven existence.
Contribution can also become an Agenda so I will watch out.
There is another area I need to work on which is more to do with spirituality and interlinked.
I would put in practice – Drop attachments. To self , to things, to expectations.
This is a bigger challenge. I noticed I am attached to ‘I’.
Dropping the ‘I’ is a significant challenge.
The question that comes is ,”Why take the Risk ?” and “What if it backfires.?”
When I was down with COVID , I have a comorbidity that puts me at high risk. I asked myself the question- what is Risk ?
And the answer I got was – Life itself is a Risk.
Contributing my gift is rather being joyful.
Adding Value adds happiness to me.
And when I joyfully give , whatever has to come back to me , joyfully will come back.
I will TRUST in living a life without an Agenda.
I trust a higher power will take care and surrender to the flow.
Does this sound crazy ? Maybe it is .
Let the experiment unfold .
One more item in action from my bucket list- taking a break.
I will share how it is going and challenges on the path .
This is going to be a thrilling new adventure.
You are welcome to join me in the 2022 Agenda Less contribution experiment .
Welcome 2022 !