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Life is hard. Get over it. My father is 85 years old and last week while attending a family wedding in Toronto suffered a mini-stroke or T.I.A. While not a major stroke it has required him to move from his "Seniors Complex" to a higher care facility. It is another blow in a storied life, that on the surface, hasn't been kind to him.


Life is hard. Get over it.
My father is 85 years old and last week while attending a family wedding in Toronto suffered a mini-stroke or T.I.A. While not a major stroke it has required him to move from his “Seniors Complex” to a higher care facility. It is another blow in a storied life, that on the surface, hasn’t been kind to him.
My father, born in Eastern Europe lost his mom when he was a very young boy. He wasn’t treated very well by his step mother and at age 16, he got dragged into the horrors of WW2 avoiding the mass graves that claimed the bodies of so many of his friends in the Russian work camp that took 4 years of his life.. He came to Canada with nothing but his clothes and an insatiable work ethic. He lost my mom when she was only 51 and lost my step-mom to cancer 15 years ago.
Don’t feel to sorry for him. He doesn’t feel sorry for himself. A lot of people, given his history, would allow him that, but he’s never gone there.
My father knows two things:
1) Life is Hard
and
2) Life is so Incredibly Good
His focus has always been on #2 and he has lived a life that is rich & fulfulling despite the enormous challenges he has faced.
It begs all of us to ask the same question: Do we fundamentally believe life is good or do we believe life is hard?
The truth is we will get what we focus on.
If we fundamentally believe life is hard, don’t be surprised if it turns out to be. It will be hard every moment of every day.
If we fundamentally believe life is incredibly good, it doesn’t eliminate/solve some of the hardships we’ll face. They just don’t matter as much. They won’t bog us down. We’ll learn from them and move on to receive the good things life has for us.
As a leader in your organization and your family, your focus will determine your destiny.
So my question is: What does YOUR future look like?
Today is a great day to start focusing on something good.
David Benjatschek is a professional speaker/workshop facilitator and rock star change agent. Visit his website at www.marketbeamer.com


Life is hard. Get over it.
My father is 85 years old and last week while attending a family wedding in Toronto suffered a mini-stroke or T.I.A. While not a major stroke it has required him to move from his “Seniors Complex” to a higher care facility. It is another blow in a storied life, that on the surface, hasn’t been kind to him.
My father, born in Eastern Europe lost his mom when he was a very young boy. He wasn’t treated very well by his step mother and at age 16, he got dragged into the horrors of WW2 avoiding the mass graves that claimed the bodies of so many of his friends in the Russian work camp that took 4 years of his life.. He came to Canada with nothing but his clothes and an insatiable work ethic. He lost my mom when she was only 51 and lost my step-mom to cancer 15 years ago.
Don’t feel to sorry for him. He doesn’t feel sorry for himself. A lot of people, given his history, would allow him that, but he’s never gone there.
My father knows two things:
1) Life is Hard
and
2) Life is so Incredibly Good
His focus has always been on #2 and he has lived a life that is rich & fulfulling despite the enormous challenges he has faced.
It begs all of us to ask the same question: Do we fundamentally believe life is good or do we believe life is hard?
The truth is we will get what we focus on.
If we fundamentally believe life is hard, don’t be surprised if it turns out to be. It will be hard every moment of every day.
If we fundamentally believe life is incredibly good, it doesn’t eliminate/solve some of the hardships we’ll face. They just don’t matter as much. They won’t bog us down. We’ll learn from them and move on to receive the good things life has for us.
As a leader in your organization and your family, your focus will determine your destiny.
So my question is: What does YOUR future look like?
Today is a great day to start focusing on something good.
David Benjatschek is a professional speaker/workshop facilitator and rock star change agent. Visit his website at www.marketbeamer.com


David Benjatschek

David Benjatschek

David Benjatschek is a professional business speaker/trainer, motivating audiences across North America. His 15 year career in Oil & Gas primarily focused on the transportation sector. Also an accredited photographer, David is the driving force behind wowtrucks.com and the Wowtrucks® Calendar: Canada's Big Rig Calendar.
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1 Comment » for Life is Hard. Get over it.
  1. Gene Emslie says:

    Great blog, your father would be a great man to know. It’s all perspective and choices. Stuff happens to everyone, some get more than their share and carry on with grace, compassion and enthusiasm. Thanks for telling us about your father.

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