Life

by Motivation on

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Last night, I watched a Michael Buble concert on PBS.  He’s a fantastic performer bringing back classics with a refreshing spin.

When he sang Frank Sinatra’s classic That’s Life, I felt like I was hearing it for the first time. These lyrics were resonating with me 48 years after Frank first sang them.

That’s life. 
That’s what all the people say
. You’re riding high in April, shot down in May.

But I know I’m gonna change that tune
. When I’m back on top, back on top in June.

But I don’t let it, let it get me down
, ‘Cause this old world, it keeps spinnin’ around.

I know one thing, 
each time I find myself flat on my face, 
I pick myself up and get back in the race.

I can’t deny it
, I thought of quitting, baby but my heart just ain’t gonna buy it.

That’s life and I can’t deny it
. Many times I thought of cutting out but my heart won’t buy it
.

This fine old world does keeps spinning around.  A new day presents itself every morning.
In that day. there are great moments and there are not-so-great moments.

“I’m gonna change that tune” is the pivotal message for me because YOU/WE are all capable of changing our tune if we set our minds to it and decide we are worth the investment.

Getting yourself back in the “race” happens by your hand:  YOU change the way you react to that part of your life and YOU create the positive outcome.

How do you change your reaction to get yourself back on top?

Jeanne’s Three Steps:

  • Examine your reaction to the little things that get you down; like traffic, forgetting your umbrella, not having enough layers on or having to many or forgetting why you walked into a room or drove down a particular road. You get the picture. When these things happen smile and immediately congratulate yourself for what you did get right and then smile again.
  • Schedule time for you to fly. Life comes at you no matter what and the best way to handle this is to always have room for you to be still, move, think, read, laugh and again, be still. You are the best person to schedule this time and when you do, you have many more moments of flight.
  • List all the reasons you are worth these steps. These will be the reasons YOU identify to get yourself back in the race every hour, every day, every week and every month. These reasons are the YES within you. When you practice YES you can have the life you want and receive life instead of deal with it.

Please let me know how these steps work for you. I am here for a 20 minute consultation to get you back in the race the way you want to do it –  because that’s YOUR LIFE!

 

“That’s Life”:Lyrics in FULL

That’s life
(That’s life). 
That’s what all the people say
. You’re riding high in April, shot down in May
. But I know I’m gonna change that tune
. When I’m back on top, back on top in June

I said that’s life
(That’s life)
And as funny as it may seem. 
Some people get their kicks stomping on a dreams
. But I don’t let it, let it get me down
’Cause this old world, it keeps spinnin’ around

I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king
. I’ve been up and down and over and out and I know one thing. 
Each time I find myself flat on my face, 
I pick myself up and get back in the race

That’s life
(That’s life) 
I tell you, I can’t deny it
. I thought of quitting, baby but my heart just ain’t gonna buy it
. And if I didn’t think it was worth one single try
, I’d jump right on a big bird and then I’d fly

I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king
. I’ve been up and down and over and out and I know one thing. 
Each time I find myself layin’ flat on my face
, I just pick myself up and get back in the race

That’s life
(That’s life). 
That’s life and I can’t deny it
. Many times I thought of cutting out but my heart won’t buy it. 
But if there’s nothing shaking come this here July, 
I’m gonna roll myself up in a big ball and die, my, my

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Sherry Reisch July 1, 2014 at

Loved the lyrics to Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life”!

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Jeanne July 1, 2014 at

Me too, Sherry! Thank you for your feedback and I love “…I’m gonna change that tune.”

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