Post Originally Published on 02/02/2012 was reviewed as part of my annual GroundHog day reflection exercise.
After watching the movie GroundHog Day with Bill Murray where Bill’s character perceived every day as the same. It also gave him the opportunity to improve just one day over and over again by learning of his mistakes in the same previous scenarios and trying to correct them.
A Day to Reflect
I use the same scenario to reflect on previous years on how in the past I have spent many GroundHog Days.
I clearly remember how I started doing this exercise in February 2, 2006 I woke up at a crappy hotel room in Blossburg, PA very close to Punxsutawney, PA where the famous groundhog named Phil is monitored to cast his shadow. I ended up realizing I wanted to change a few things and that I was truly not completely happy with the life I was currently living as a Big 4 consultant for KPMG. Working out of New York and living out of luggage from one hotel room to another is not the lifestyle many wish upon themselves much less me .
Since then I have worked towards changing my lifestyle to have more control of where I want to be and trying to align that to what I want to be doing. Being a dad motivates me to control what I can so I can spend more quality time with family.
Things have Changed and Improved
Overall instead of looking for the Shadow I am making sure that where I cast my shadow in the future brings myself and those around me forward.
I am grateful for all the blessings I have at the moment and for all of you who support me continuously.
My cousin Berni Xiong would say that we learn from our mistakes and my other good friend Robbie Vorhaus would say to focus on One Less thing we want to remove from our lives and One More thing we want to add into our lives.
What Shadow have you Casted?
What can you work towards fixing in the future where it brings lots of benefits and blessings?
Is there anything I can do to help you feel free to contact me directly.