There is no better adjective depicting the 29-year-old many believe to be the world's all time greatest tennis player, Roger Federer.
Have you ever watched this guy on the tennis court? Not only is Roger Federer the smoothest tennis player on the court, he is extraordinarily smooth off the court. The way he handles the press after both wins and the occasional loss is pure genuine to say the least.
In every area of his life, he's composed, focused and consistent. His presentation exudes self-respect, naturally demonstrating that he prioritizes taking care of his mind and body. And one more thing, he remains close to his family and friends, keeping a supportive foundation.
Now, do you think there is a direct correlation between how seemingly effortless a person moves throughout the day to how much they love their life? Perhaps it depends on the degree of loving respect they have for themselves or maybe even simply loving being alive?
In my life, I have been fortunate to have friends, teachers, mentors and business partners who live with this type of classy effortlessness. I have spent a lot of time around scientists, astronomers, pro athletes, artists, salesmen, designers and photographers that move both within and without their relative bubbles with the same smoothness Roger Federer exudes, wherever he is, as the world's number one. You can actually feel another person who knows and understands who they are and what they are passionate about. We say that these people are being true to themselves. I truly enjoy being in the presence of these kind of people because it just feels good!
Notice how even during times of stress and difficulty, these type of people never seem to force anything. They never have to control anything, rather confidently move with the flow and soon find their way.
So what does it look like when people are not in harmony with their career, spouse, themselves and hence, their lives? Things don't seem to be so effortless. Instead, things are always forced as if trying to swim upstream, against the flow. Well, what does it feel like to be in the presence of these people? It feels awful for cripessake! It feels cold, dark, lonely and empty. Oftentimes it can feel out of sync and out of control. Can you think of any leaders, bosses, friends or loved ones that exist in this unnecessary reality? I sure can. So how do you deal with it realistically? With class and compassion! Utilize the situation or event as a reminder to check in with your Self and catch a glimpse at where you could improve in letting yourself be the love who you truly are.