The wrong key

We spend our whole life trying to unlock the next thing in life using the wrong key.

The key breaks and instead of cutting the right key, we use the same key again, and again, and again. Suffering at each broken key. We keep being taught the same lesson, yet we cling on and do the same. Comfortable in our discomfort.

If we want to unlock life we have to learn and change the key to open the doors we want.


When the paintwork gets a bit flakey or the wood becomes bare, or we feel the need for an uplift or a refresh, then we will happily invest in decorating the house and not only the money but the time too. In fact, we’ll spend money maintaining and upgrading our home. Why wouldn’t we? It is a big asset after all.

When the car breaks down, we’ll take it to the garage, but as well we’ll service the car, check the oil, check the tyre pressures, clean it and so on. We look after it. We’ll maintain it to ensure that it does not break down.

When we get a new sofa, we’ll stop eating pizza and chips on it, we may be even cover it to protect it, we’ll hover the fluff from it…we take care of it.

Essentially, any purchases of goods, we’ll look after them and maintain/upgrade them to even better versions without hesitation or thought. It seems to be the normal and sensible thing to do.

Why do we not apply this to ourselves?

Mentally, physically, spiritually how much do we take care of ourselves? Do we block a time, say once a week, or even better, daily, to do nothing other than to maintain us, to upgrade us, to become even better us? Is this a priority for us?

After all, we do not have any other asset remotely as important as ourselves, there is not a spare one in the cupboard if the current one fails. We have one us, worth some maintenance occasionally?