In a recent workshop a young lady asked me a very simple question that turned out not to be so simple to answer if I was going to make sense.
What if I don’t want to perform at my peak? All I want is a very simple life that’s all”.
Husband, house, care and some children is all she wants. She doesn’t want to change the world or go to Mars or any of those things people dream about. Have I taken this peak performance thing a little too far? We don’t all want to change the world. On Facebook, a discussion started when a young lady posted on her wall:
“my goal in life is just to become a wife”.
She had met a young man she is so in love with; the most important thing for her now is to be his wife—that’s it. Now a comment like that is bound to attract some attention in the very Jean-Paul Sartre/ Simone de Beauvoir world we live in. And it did. Well everyone is reading Napoleon Hill and listening to Brian Tracy these days aren’t they? So it is almost standard for us to call that kind of thinking limiting. After all we are the “the sky is your limit” generation. Ok, in case you haven’t heard, we have gone beyond that actually. Now it is more like“the sky is not your limit”.