Embracing Our Ridiculousness

Embracing our Ridiculousness.

On his recent visit to Australia I had many conversations with Steve Maraboli on a huge variety of subjects. Human behaviour, psychology research, the US election, people movements, bacon (us Aussie have that down) and business. One of the key messages we spoke about often, was how ridiculous we all are. We are ridiculous. It’s time to embrace our ridiculousness.

So let’s embrace it.

  • We are ridiculous when we worry about things we have no control over.
  • It’s ridiculous that in the middle of winter we have people rushing outside to smoke cigarettes.
  • It’s ridiculous we can spend a whole day on the couch and bemoan that we wasted a day.
  • It’s ridiculous that we want better, but don’t take action to do anything for it.
  • It’s ridiculous we long for gifts we don’t have, and ignore the ones we do have.
  • It’s ridiculous that we know what is best for us, yet continually look to start tomorrow.
  • It’s ridiculous that our past still binds us to pain.
  • We are ridiculous….

And when we realise it, when we embrace it, when we can laugh at ourselves and realise how absolutely ridiculous we all are, that is when we can make change. When we embrace our ridiculousnesss we can see through the stuff, the lies and the excuses we tell ourselves and set off on a journey of making ourselves the best we can be.

Have you ever laughed at something you’ve done? Have you ever smiled at something you have thought about? I have a smile every day when the alarm beats me up. Why? Because my initial thought is still not good, I really don’t like being woken by the alarm. But after the initial response of “arrrggghhhh”, I share a wry smile with myself and get up and get going. I acknowledge my ridiculousness and realise, what it is that I want to achieve and get on with it.

Staying in bed is not a option. That means giving into me being ridiculous, because, what is ridiculous is me not doing what I know I should be doing and that is simply ridiculous.

Embrace your ridiculousness, acknowledge it, but then get doing what it is that you want to ultimately achieve. You’ve got this.



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Tony Curl
Tony has been a successful corporate leader for 30 years. He now works alongside leaders around the world, and at home in Australia, to maintain clarity on their vision and purpose, and helps map their way around their roadblocks and obstacles. Tony helps people take the steps in their lives to become an influential leader. The leaders Tony helps aspire to greatness, so if you are aspiring to greatness take steps today. Unless you take action on your goals, they remain a dream. Tony is a published writer and his work is featured at his own Coach "Curl" blog as well as other sites around the globe. Tony is the owner and founder of Think and Grow Business and coaches and trains effective leadership skills and capabilities and develops better leaders, who then build better and stronger business. His passion lies in helping people discover their greatness by raising their leadership ability. Yes, everyone can be a leader and everyone should see themselves as a leader. Be the inspiration for someone today and let your journey inspire you. He has a growing following on his Social Media channels and has been published on a variety of sites around the globe. His words get quoted and shared daily by that growing tribe. He shares under the hashtags #dailyfuel #breaktheshackles. He recently released his first book "Seriously Simple Stuff to Get You Unstuck". Available at strongerbraverwiser.com