Does your Life have too much “static”?


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I talk every now and then about the “Big Picture”. You need one, I need one. That’s my belief, anyway. A bigger picture of your life, that is, not just a view of what’s staring you in the face, day by day. Maybe like an end game? OR …  a series of developing pictures as you trundle through life. Like marker points. Yes, that’s a better descrip.

I have developed my Big Picture over a period of years. It took time to take shape however things eventually fell into place and then WOW, I had one. I knew my aimpoint, I could see myself “sitting pretty”.  Well at least until recently.

My “picture” started to get a bit grainy. It was like there was interference or static trying to intrude upon my clarity … what the? We’ll get back to that in a little while.

Your Big Picture gives you something to aim at in life. It can be a crystallisation of all your goals and aspirations, thoughts and dreams.

And it can be short term, mid term or longer term. Because …..

Your Big Picture can also be a moving target. Something flexible. Something that you work on through various stages of your life. As I mentioned earlier … “a series of developing pictures”. As your life evolves, your aimpoint varies and your picture changes. So you can have a series of ‘Big Pictures’ if you wish. And I believe, it is important to have that picture, otherwise you are aimless.

But what happens when interference intrudes on your ideal view of your Life, on what you are pouring all of your energy into achieving?

When …

Your picture becomes grainy?

All you see is static?

All you hear is white noise?

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So, what do you need to do about this? …..

The usual suspects:

You are all cluttered up  – then clear it.

You have lack of focus  – then re focus.

You don’t have  enough time  – then make time.

You have too many “helpers”  – then get rid of the excess baggage, minimise distractions

Plus some new ones:

Stop chasing moonbeams. Start chasing facts & initiate proper action.

Get Real, otherwise you may as well turn off your picture . “Wishing” won’t cut it.

Blunt? … Yes it is.

If you want the ‘picture’ then you’ve got to take all the necessary actions to get the right shot.

OR … there is another scenario:

Your picture may simply need updating. You see, in my case a part of my picture is no longer integral to my bigger view of my life. I was keeping that in play & it had an effect on the overall scheme of things. Just a seemingly small part can have a much bigger impact.

I knew that something wasn’t quite right. There was  something that was reducing my satisfaction factor. I tried to downplay this dissatisfaction for a while, however was only kidding myself in the end.

I then found it(the source). Sorted it ….. Now the Big Picture is re-tuned.Digital Break

The main lesson here is that if your aim is to have a clear direction, a clear view of what you want your life to be like [a Big Picture]… then you must (in my opinion) be clear what it is that will truly give this to you. What are the ingredients, the factors, the desires. Now that’s all fine however

You also need to be prepared that what you want/think what you want, may well change as time goes on. So try to avoid aiming at or continuing to focus on, an “ideal” that has passed it’s use by date. If there is something that is no longer key to your life’s harmony, then remove it.

Sometimes the goal posts move by either your own actions or by external forces. Therefore you need to make the necessary adjustments to ensure clear sailing.

Are you tuned in to your life and where it is heading? OR is some fine tuning required? Love to hear your thoughts.

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  • Elle August 15, 2013, 12:58 am

    Many congrats for re-tuning your picture David. Imho being really clear is a pre-requisite to fulfill our desires. And most definitely as we expand who we are, the picture of where we’re heading needs to be fine tuned.

    Really enjoyed this one my friend.

    • David Stevens August 15, 2013, 3:22 am

      Hi Elle,
      Happy that this had some resonance for You. Appreciate you calling in.
      Be good to yourself

  • Julie Barrett August 15, 2013, 11:23 am

    David, I loved this – I have been retuning my channel lately, too. When things feel stale but nothing new has presented itself just yet, it’s fun to kind of watch, listen and wait for the next episode to reveal itself to you 🙂 Wonderful thoughts.

    • David Stevens August 15, 2013, 9:43 pm

      Hi Julie,
      Thanks. Appreciate your kind words. I think a “re tune’ is in order from time to time … keeps you on your toes.
      Be good to yourself

  • Hiten August 19, 2013, 7:45 pm

    Hi David,

    These are powerful and wise messages, my friend. It was great reading about your own experiences with your Big Picture.

    One thing came to my mind when I was reading your post is that our Big Picture can constantly be updated. It can be changed and adapted. It is flexible. If our current Big Picture isn’t quite right, then we can simply change its features to those that powerfully compel us to reach for what seek in life.

    Thank you.

    • David Stevens August 19, 2013, 10:10 pm

      Hello Hiten,
      That’s the great thing … flexibility. Have that picture … however make sure that it is the right one for You. Thankyou for your support.
      Be good to yourself