3 life lessons to learn from autumn

life lessons from autumnWe have entered autumn season (in the southern hemisphere anyway) and it’s only recently we were experiencing 40 degree temperatures.  The seasons passing reminds us that everything comes in cycles.  Recognising and appreciating the cycles helps us to apply good timing, create better ‘luck’ and make the most of our opportunities.

The autumn equinox, where day and night are of equal length signals the need for balance.  While we take time for action, we also take time for planning, preparing and reflecting just like there is a time to talk and a time to listen.

When so many of us refer to being ‘time poor’, Autumn is synonymous with the ‘Fall’ – leaves flutter to the ground reminds us that it is a time for letting go of things that no longer serve us.  Letting go of good to make way for great.

The seasons also highlight that nothing is permanent and that change is inevitable.  For things to change, we have to accept the discomfort of having to do things differently.  The rapid pace of technological pace requires us to adapt to shifting conditions.

As we find our own rhythm, we can take advantage of whatever point of the cycle we find ourselves.  The seasons passing reminds us that winter signals hibernation and calls for patience and slowing down.  Spring calls for starting anew, while summer calls for blossoming, ripening, leisure.  Think, how much ‘work’ actually gets done in January!  Autumn brings forth a harvest of hard work while also making way for the return of winter…and the cycle begins again.  Which season do you find yourself in?  How could you ‘tune in’ to your rhythm and make the most of your opportunities?

Parting thoughts

The change of season is a great time to look at things in a different way.  Teaching us that we can gain security and a sense of timing as we realise that life is a circle.  We learn to let go, maintain balance between overdoing and underdoing, learning to say yes and how to say no.  Recognising our rhythms and patterns, we can harness the power of good timing and recognise our opportunities and make the most of them.

If you are curious to learn to focus on what matters and integrate your professional success with personal fulfilment, email francois@advancecoachingandtraining.com.au

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