It's the end of the world as we know it*

Alenka Lena Klopčič

…but we can have it even improved!

Sounds a bit of a cliché? Guess what – if we chose to see it as so, then yes, it’s a cliché. But if we decide to see it as a compelling version of our future – well, that’s exactly what is going to be!  


Do you live the best version of your life? Are you enjoying one of the best years of it? Are you really going for your goals? Are you living the best version of yourself? If not, what will you do to change that?


Let’s start with what would the most amazing year of your life look like? Could even the rest of your life look something like this? If this seems an impossible task, let us share something really unbelievable here --- it is not! Yes, it’s true you need to change yourself first - your internal world in order to change your external world. From micro to the macro world, right?


As Dean Graziosi, famous success coach and author in his best-seller Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway to Wealth & Prosperity, says – we first need a lighthouse (we just love this metaphor ☺) to see where we need to go, to see our compelling future. Our lighthouse will also help us remember where we already are and then – of course – where we need to move forward. (We invite you to read also the Blog#1 ‘Is your lighthouse on?’.)


Great things, financial freedom and general abundance

If we will move – since staying in the same place means nothing will change or will even get worse – we will be able to do greater things in the world. Because who would not like to have financial freedom. In today’s world exactly financial freedom is the thing supporting us to live difficulties behind us, and even more – it could help not only us to keep going but also support us in helping others to do similar. Isn’t that something?!

Because when the financial foundations are set, only then wider freedom and general abundance become available. We can fall in love with life with free spirit and fearless sights. This doesn’t mean we cannot enjoy life as it is and be genuinely okay with how things today are. That’s all okay, really.
But! If we are restless when we look in the micro or macro world surrounding us because we feel it in the guts that we are here to do more, to bring some impact in the world as we know it, then --- well, we should for sure do something! Because then our restlessness is a sign that a world as we know it is not okay anymore.

If we feel so, well then this is okay too. It is good to listen to our inner voice telling us that we should leave the bully get away with bullying a weaker one. Not only good, it is fair! And it is more than fair to help the weaker one when we can. But so that we can do this sustainably we need our own performance to provide to us more than enough. Maybe or probably we need some transformation to get to this. Transformation lighthouse if you wish. ☺

(Graziosi’s) resourcefulness, (Ghandi’s) mirror and (Fromm’s) love

First, let’s see where we are, second, where we want to go and why, and third – how are we going to get there? How are we going to outrun the wave in the industry or sector we are working in? According to Dean Graziosi, we should start not only with the resources, which are needed to build the bridge – the bridge which will help us achieve this transformation, this evolution – too but with the resourcefulness. Because the most beautiful recognition is that such bridges were already built and they are being built every single day, meaning that we can make even this turn a bit easier. But we need to be radically honest towards ourselves – why do we even want a change that we are striving for?

As Mahatma Ghandi said: “We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.”

Only then – as Erich Fromm, a social psychologist and humanistic philosopher who during the two world wars devoted himself to the state of human life and the evolution of physical and intellectual abilities, wrote in The Art of Love we will witness “the economic machine serving man and not the other way around. /… / Society must be organized in such a way that man's social, loving nature is not separated from his social existence, but becomes one with it. If it is true, that love is the only healthy and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence, and then any society which proportionately excludes the development of love must fail because of its contradictions with the basic needs of human nature.”


*As the reader is well-aware, the title of this blog was borrowed from the legendary R.E.M., so now it’s time for some music:  VIDEO