Sunday, Sept 5th, 2015
Dare To Be Different
“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting
different results.” –Albert Einstein
Happy September! “Summer lovin’, had me a blast…summer lovin’, happened so fast!” Danny and Sandy, from the movie Grease, are America’s favorite high school sweethearts. The reason their relationship blossomed into a long-term commitment is because both of them took a RISK. Danny was a bad boy rebel; Sandy a good, decent, obedient girl. The chemistry was there but there were inherent differences, they had to be more flexible with each other (and themselves). Danny began pursuing wholesome endeavors like running track, whereas Sandy started curling her hair and wearing leather–and it WORKED.
“Change your attitude and you’ll change your latitude.” If John Travolta and Olivia Newton John had maintained their tunnel vision and not thought of new ways to live life, they never would have ended up together. It is so easy for us to get stuck in a routine. Society demands it of us. We are encouraged to follow a certain trajectory from childhood through adulthood and then into old age, but these traditional ideals don’t always work. Look around…many people are MISERABLE.
What is the answer? Be Revolutionary! You don’t have to fly solo. Instead of feeling envious towards the happy couples you know or see around town, change your perspective and say to yourself, “Good for them. I am so glad that they found each other, and I hope their relationship continues to grow. My perfect match is just around the corner too.” You might feel a little silly thinking this way at first (especially if your dating prospects lately have been slim). Push yourself to the next level…leave your comfort zone.
As the famous Dr. Phil says about people that come to him with issues: “Is it working for you?” The answer is always NO! If you are reading this column, change is in order for you (or someone you love). Stop fishing in the same pond. It is NOT plentiful.
Upgrade your social life! Shake it up. Get out of the boring box. Stop yourself from the same old dating patterns and same types of lose-lose relationships. There will be bumps in the road…it won’t be easy…but it will be worth it!
In honor of the Summer of Love 2015, commit to meeting new people outside your circle today. Remember your next relationship is closer then you can think. “Summer lovin happens so fast.” It’s already Labor Day Weekend and before you know it Halloween and Thanksgiving will be here…this is the best time of year to meet your sweetheart.
A Vero Beach News 32963 dating story in 2010 said it best: “Leary has stocked the pond. There would be men there would be women and they would be single.” Realize, that was written FIVE years ago! Imagine the increases in attractive single candidates since that was published! Our popularity has grown by leaps and bounds and I thank all of you for Following the Florida Matchmaker once again! Thank you for sharing part of your Sunday with me…I look forward to seeing YOU in my office soon. It’s a great time to rev up your life. Help me to help you have an awesome final quarter of 2015!
Much love to you and yours for a Happy Labor Day Weekend.