Tuesday Thoughts And Vision ( it's not what you think)
What did you implement last week? Did you play a card game? Did you look differently at the deck you are dealt?
Today, I want to shift your focus on those three men in the picture. You all know them; Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins. They were the astronauts who were commissioned to fly Apollo 11 for the first moon landing. The first vision of course was the one to land on the moon and step onto it. That's not the one I want to focus on. I told you it's not what you think.
I didn't do a lot of research, but I read that at least one of them, Aldrin, suffered greatly from depression after the moon landing. Consequently, he suffered from alcoholism. Later in life, he recovered from these plagues, but mind you, 1969 was not a year you talked about such things. And imagine all the interviews he had and being in the public eye so much, how much more he tried to play the part of a successful astronaut who did what others only dreamed of.
And yet, depression set in. And real hard at that. I heard that NASA now sets up astronauts on similar big missions with very involved projects afterwards.
Why? Because the let down is real. And how do you keep going without a VISION? The same scenario plays out with Olympic gold medalists. What else is there to accomplish?
That's why continued vision is so important. Not in a sense that we hustle and hustle and never enjoy our laurels. You should be happy and proud about your accomplishments and enjoy that feeling. And, not but, you should be aware that it won't last and that you need something to keep you going forward.
Some Olympians become coaches. Some astronauts become trainers. Which implies to me that they have found another way to find meaning in life.
I met an elderly Scottish women when I was 22, and she shared about a time in her life when she was very depressed. She didn't want to get out of bed. Her daughter made her get up and set the table. Setting the table might not compare to training astronauts or professional athletes but she was given a task. A vision to contribute to the family.
Please do not read this as medical advice. By no means do I intend to do this. As you know my brother was mentally ill and I understand the importance of medication and mental health care on a deep and personal level.
All I am saying is that we, as humans, need a vision to keep us going.
I love to hold vision board work shops.
You have a blank piece of card board and your thoughts.
What you can see from the famous astronauts or Olympic gold medalists is that they had a need to contribute. They were able to use their skills to help others.
Contribution is one of our 6 human needs.
Even if it starts with setting the table.
When the vision is clear, the results will appear. Terri Savelle
So where are you in life? Have you just completed a goal? Are you unsure what’s next? I can help you forge a vision for your future. Let's go!
You are loved. Deeply loved. Loved beyond measure.
Until next time, Isabelle Call or write for a free life coaching consultation #732-331-2246 Isabellestephensoncoach@gmail.com