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Dance: The Rhythm of an Epic Life

Posted by Herman Najoli on August 11, 2009

There is a Kenyan saying that “He who spends time adorning himself knows he is going to a dance”. This saying came to mind a few weeks ago as I watched my wife spend almost thirty minutes in front of the mirror. When I jokingly told her that she was spending too much time using cosmetics on an already stunning and gorgeous face, she responded, “Stop it charming … I’m not spending time here, I’m investing time”. Immediately when she said that I thought about the Kenyan saying above. Through this simple interaction, the stunner had just contributed towards refreshing my mind with brilliant insight.

Let’s explore the saying. For the purpose of clarifying the idea of what I’m sharing here (and staying on the same track with my wife’s thinking), let me say it this way, “She who invests time in preparing herself knows that there is something special in her future”. The stunner invested a significant amount of time in preparing herself that morning because she was expectating to meet a client later in the day.

Preparation is the key to securing your future. Are you adorning yourself? You should be, because there’s a dance awaiting you. The dance is the future that you were destined to live. One of the most beautiful things in life is a man or woman who is ready when his or her time comes. You may not be in the ‘dance’ of your life right now, but you can prepare because the truth is that every human being gets the opportunity to experience their dance. The problem is that very few are ever ready when the moment comes.

Start adorning yourself. Invest in personal growth. Read books that will prepare you for the future. Develop yourself into the kind of person who will shine on the dance floor when destiny finally says, “Here’s your chance”. Get ready! The quality of dance you expect in your future determines the amount of adorning you will do today. Raise your expectations. You shouldn’t be expecting to go to some mediocre dance. Your goal should be to dance in the most sophisticated dances reserved for the ones who have invested heavily in themselves.

One very important closing thought: Life was never meant to be a battle. Life is supposed to be a dance. Larry D’Anges said, “If you don’t learn to dance with life, life will pass you by and get another partner“. And I say this: “If you don’t learn how to dance today, you won’t shine on the dance floor tomorrow“.

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2 Responses to “Dance: The Rhythm of an Epic Life”

  1. Excellent post, full of entrancing imagery and good advice. While I am generally a big advocate and practitioner of preparation, it is important to leave oneself open to the random, whimsical, unintended opportunities life offers when we least expect them. Don’t hang onto your preparations so tightly that you aren’t flexible enough to grasp the kite flying by.

  2. Very insightful!…and I agree. There’s what we can plan for and what cannot be planned for – hello, chaos theory! Everything is in motion and sometimes we need to let go and let be. The route that offers itself may sometimes be the refuge, rather than spend hours beating a path through a bush that will not budge. Flux can be fun. Wisdom, however, demands preparation too. Would you agree?

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