Connect with us

Thai Life

Why does everything have to happen NOW?

Darren Scherbain

Published

 on 

by Darren Scherbain

My face instantly lit up when Kurt told me that there were more trees for me to chop in his garden. I’ll be over this afternoon I told him …. “Hold on”, he continued, “it’s not ready to be spilt yet.“

When did getting plugged in to EVERYTHING become the required speed at which we hustle through our day? Everything has to happen… NOW!

Keeping up to speed with the THEM or THAT and so worried about falling behind can lead to more frustration and disconnection.

Here are three lessons I have learned with spending some time with Kurt in his garden:

1) Patience
You need to know when it’s time to harvest and when the wood is not ready to be split. A rock solid foundation starts with the fundamentals. It’s real easy to be in such a rush to get THERE. It makes no sense from a mechanical perspective to place a load on a foundation that cant support it. If you can’t appreciate HERE what makes you so sure you will appreciate THERE?

2) Blisters
Success isn’t getting THERE unscathed. Success is making sure that when you get rubbed you are still aligned with your integrity and values. Guess what? Trying to be perfect didn’t prevent the blisters from swinging the axe. Each time we rub the blister, it causes a lot of irritation. The great thing about blisters is the formation of fortified skin. Stronger and more resilient.

3) Being Fit is Being Useful
Money is not the ultimate currency. The ultimate currency is standing in your presence and being engaged with the humanity around you. Sharing a conversation and cup of coffee with another human being. Being quiet, still and listening to another person. We talk a lot about being extremely generous with you spirit, and part of that is knowing that the art of swinging an axe is knowing when to let it rest on your shoulders and listen.

I’m extremely grateful for having some amazing men in my life who can teach me a few very important lessons of true strength.

Why does everything have to happen NOW? | News by Thaiger

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Darren Scherbain believe that each of us possess the capacity to be the creator of a heroic and courageous life. Living a courageous and passionate life requires that we embrace the sheer physicality of these concepts, while not forgetting that Heroes are useful. "What would your life look like if you eliminated the word CAN'T just for one day?"

Follow Thaiger by email:

Guides43 mins ago

The complete guide for the most unique experiences in Phuket

Thailand58 mins ago

Army provides food for the Rawai Sea gypsy community

Phuket1 hour ago

Phuket Covid-19 passes 60 deaths, 100 Sandboxers, 9,000 total cases

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Phuket1 hour ago

Governor announces restrictions on Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Thailand1 hour ago

GMT | OnlyFans creators arrested; another possible reopening delay | Episode 94

Crime1 hour ago

Former deputy attorney-general to be investigated over serious wrongdoings in Red Bull hit-and-run case

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
World2 hours ago

Melbourne hit by 6.0 magnitude quake, tremors across south-east Australia

Thailand2 hours ago

Esports officially recognised as professional sport, new opportunities follow

Thailand2 hours ago

5 provinces may delay reopening until November, Chiang Mai cautious

World2 hours ago

Amnesty says vaccine makers putting profits before lives amid global inequity

Economy3 hours ago

Industry body says Thai government must borrow another 1 trillion baht

Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Wednesday Covid Update: 141 deaths and 11,252 new cases

News3 hours ago

FDA passes on using Sinopharm vaccine for children over 3 years old

Pattaya3 hours ago

October Pattaya reopening on schedule according to mayor

Coronavirus (Covid-19)4 hours ago

Communicable disease law may be amended to replace emergency decree

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14 | Thaiger
Thailand1 week ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism7 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism7 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending