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The following may relate to our Overdoing it blog
What is all this push push push stuff about
Why have we become a world that seems to push through things.
Why have we got a tendency to push through life and expect it all to work out.
What does pushing our way day to day do to our body.
Does push push push require a force to come in and take over from our natural state.
What are the physiological consequences of pushing the mind and body.
Why do we need our dose of Caffeine to push through our day.
Why do we need Energy Drinks to make sure we push through our day.
Why do we use Chocolate to keep us going every day in the push push department.
Why do we need Junk Foods to not feel we are push push pushing every single day.
Why do we choose Fast Foods daily to keep our life going with a push push momentum.
Why do we live life in the Danger Zone with our push push daily way of living.
So what is Google telling us about the meaning of Push
compel or urge someone to do something, especially to work hard
forcefulness and enterprise
e.g. an investor with the necessary money and push
something that is hard to achieve
have very little of something, especially time (1)
What are these words from Google telling us
Push is a persistent demand and it’s hard work
It is a force and not easy because it’s hard to achieve
It does not give us the time we need to get on with it
If this is what push means – why on earth would anyone in their right mind even contemplate going in the push push mode in life.
Can we agree SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT
What is the dictionary definition for this word Push
Oxford English Living Dictionaries
move one’s body or a part of it into a specified position with effort
cause to reach a particular level or state
get a proposed measure completed or accepted quickly (2)
Middle English as a verb – to push beat pulse
The early sense was ‘exert force on’ giving rise later to ‘make a strenuous effort, endeavour’. (2)
Now this is serious
We have to move our body with effort and that means no ease
A confirmation that this is not natural for our body
We want to reach a certain state or level
We want it to be fast and finished
The origin of this word is telling us we are applying and bringing in a force to do what we want to do and this takes effort.
to use physical pressure or force, especially with your hands in order to move something into a different position, usually one that is further away from you.
to move forcefully, especially in order to cause someone or something that is in your way to move, so that you can go through or past them.
to forcefully persuade or direct someone to do or achieve something
to advertise something repeatedly in order to increase its sales
to sell illegal Drugs
a determined attempt to get an advantage over other companies in business
encouragement to make someone do something
to send information over the Internet without receiving a request for it first (3)
To avoid repeating more of the same – let us look at the ‘advertising something repeatedly’ with the intention to increase sales.
How many of us have been in situations where the push sales person is not going to leave us until they make the deal.
What is the knock on effect when we are pushed into buying something with the knowing that money is the motivating factor behind the push.
What is the quality we are left with when push push is behind the sale of our goods or services.
Why do we have so many targets in business pushing sales which in many cases are simply to generate more profits.
Why have we become a world where people before profits is a rare thing in the business world.
Why are we willing to push the boundaries in business just to out-beat another rival, because competition matters as money is behind it.
Why do we think it is ok to bombard and impose on others over the Internet without them ever asking for what we want them to have.
to try to move beyond or expand
to press or urge forward to completion
make aggressive efforts to sell
to exert oneself continuously, vigorously or obtrusively to gain an end (4)
Now we have another meaning for the same word
What if trying to move beyond something with push being the driving factor, does not give us a natural expansion.
What if pressing ahead and persisting in our movement to go forward and complete something takes us out of sync with our natural state of being.
What if any aggression coming from a determined and forceful way to sell anything is completely wrong and not the Truth.
What if our Focus to gain an end from our push push method of exerting continuously, vigorously and obtrusively is an ill way of living.
To move (something) in a specified way by exerting force; shove; drive (5)
Do we all know but cannot admit yet that push in any form is simply not true as it is bringing and applying force, shoving us in the wrong direction and it propels us forward – taking us off track.
NOTE – we have all these different variations and meanings for one word.
Does this tell us that something is not right as the world has yet to unite and come to a one-unified truth about words and the very essence of their true meaning.
Until such time, it would be wise to consider what this blog is presenting.
Would it be wise to ask the following Questions
When did we start to push things in our lives
Why do we have this need to push push
How do we really feel when we push push
What would happen if we stopped pushing
What if1 we looked at our behaviour every day when it comes to push push push.
What if2 the push push push way of operating every day simply drains our life force.
What if living in a push push push mode means we have a constant daily tension.
What if push push push means we do not feel any settlement inside us.
What if push push push continues to feed our exhaustion which has gone un-noticed.
What if we could get more done and be more content and joyfull simply by not pushing.
What if our natural state of being requires no such thing as push push push.
What does it give us when we exert force with our push push push actions.
How is our driving when we are in the push push mode most of the time.
How is our attitude at the school gates with push push push at the front of our minds.
How are we parenting our kids when we have this push push tendency all the time.
How are our movements when it comes to pushing at the supermarket checkout.
How are we in our work life with push push at the top of the agenda.
How are we driving ourselves with the career stuff which means push push and more push.
How are we acting towards others when we have to push to get the sale, as that is our job description and it is all about the money.
How are we with the push push push exercise in the name of health and a fit body.
How are we really doing with all the demands we have on ourselves with push push push going on.
How Real are we when it comes to taking a look at how much we subscribe to the push push push way of living.
How much of our lifestyle choices are coming from the push push push because we simply want More and more.
How much does the push push push take over in our mind when our body is shouting ‘slow down, I can’t keep going on like this’.
Can we start with some Honesty and look at where in life we are choosing push.
Where has it really got us
What are the consequences
In other words, how is our body showing us we are pushing in life.
Is it really worth it?
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