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Take control, just walk

November 5, 2014
Morning on my favourite bridge

Morning on my favourite bridge

On Monday morning, half asleep I was leaving for work. Our apartment is on 3rd floor. I must admit I usually use the lift. As usual I pressed the button and when I was trying to untangle my headphones I notice the lift is still on the ground floor. So I’ve just took the stairs. I wasn’t thinking too much about until I’ve reached the 1st floor. One guy hit the stairs, but there was another guy, he was going anywhere, he was waiting patiently.

I thought it’s such a waste of time, it’s only first floor, move!

I know it’s such a small thing, but I thought this situation says a lot on our life approach.

Georgian Dublin - doors

Beautiful, autumnal colours

We love blaming other people, circumstances for not being perfect. We are always wait for something to happen – I won’t travel there, kids are too small, I won’t start that business it’s too difficult, I don’t have money for it, etc. Sometimes we are right, sometimes obstacles are big, life can be scary, but other people do amazing things, so we can too.

We can start small like taking stairs when the lift doesn’t come, walking instead of waiting for a late bus. Doing instead of waiting.

It takes a few seconds to decide to take an action and walk. When you walk, you are in control. You are not waiting for a lift, or a bus, you make thing happen.

Maybe that won’t change a thing in your life, the worst case scenario, you will walk a little bit more that day. But maybe you will like that feeling of being in control.

Sorry for my rambling, but it is so annoying when you see a quick fix. I’m not perfect, I often wait for too long, maybe that’s why I’m so annoyed. But let’s promise each other that we will just take control of circumstances more often, OK?
PS. Photos are examples what I saw when I was walking to work You will find more on my Instagram.

rainbow over sky - Dublin



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  • Reply askrakowski November 6, 2014 at 09:37

    I totally agree! Yesterday after work I got to the bus stop and saw there was 6 mins til my bus was due to arrive… maybe I’m impatient but I decided to walk down to the station and take a different route! On the way I saw a friend I hadn’t seen for a while in a shop as I was passing so I stooped for a chat. Funny how things work out like that! x

    • Reply Magda November 6, 2014 at 12:05

      I’m so happy somebody agrees. Usually a good things happen to me when I walk, and never on the bus. Thumbs up for having unexpected chats with friends.

  • Reply Amielia November 6, 2014 at 19:45

    I love to walk but i love the bigger idea you have here….i need to walk, its baby steps that take us places!

    • Reply Magda November 6, 2014 at 20:55

      I haven’t thought about it in a bigger picture as well Amielia. It just struck me that we leave so many things to fate, when we can shape it ourselves.

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