‘My Wage’ – J.B Rittenhouse (1869-1948)
I bargained with life for a penny, and life would pay no more, However I begged at evening when I counted my scantly store.
For life was a just employer, he gives you what you ask. But once you have set the wages, why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menials hire, only to learn, dismayed, that any wage I had of life. Life would of willing paid.
That is my favourite poem primarily because it can be applied to any aspect of a person’s life. Not just in the form of wages, but equally as important, the value of a person’s mental and physical health, inner peace, happiness and quality relationships.
What wage are you settling for?
My question to you is: What wage are you setting and settling for in your own life? Are you aware of the simple but powerful adage that we get what we ask for? Unfortunately, most of the people I help at first have a hard time in believing that the way they are living is directly related to what they are continually asking for. Which for many comes in the form of negative self-talks and negative beliefs they have of themselves. This is also true of people who are legitimately successful. But their self-talk is the opposite. It’s a lot more positive and empowering plus crucially they are also getting the right help to guide them to that better ‘wage’.
If you are beginning to realise that the employer called life is constantly giving you what you DON’T want then NOW is the time to take the steps to change. Contact Irwin Edgehill training via Email: email@example.com or call 07842 435921. Let us help you ‘bargain’ for the life you really want.