Dragons all Around

March 12, 2019 | By More


By Daniel Roy CD, BA, MA, CFP, EPC, CIM, FCSI, CIWM, CRC 

We can all remember fairy tales in which the plot line has the Prince Charming slaying multiple dragons in order to win the hand of the beautiful Princess in marriage. We have had this remarkable fascination with these creatures, which has led us to attaching a lot of symbolism to them.

Dragons are all around us. They are in our families, our circle of friends, our co-workers. They show up in our lives and their mission is to push our buttons. We get upset by their behaviour and we feel compelled to actively engage with them because we must defend our position. After all, we are right, and we must fight for our honour as would any self-respecting chivalrous knight.

One of the hardest lessons to learn is that we do not need to engage with these people in the way that they want us to. We can stand our ground and politely refuse to “fight”. Did the Prince have to fight the dragon? Yes, because if he did not it would have made the storyline boring. Your life is not a fairy tale therefore you have the choice to engage or not. 

Saying no and standing your ground is a sign that you are stepping into your power. This is not an easy thing especially if there is a long history of you not doing so. However, by doing such a thing, you will set yourself free which will then allow you to go after your true calling. Dare to dream! 

Daniel Roy is the principal instructor of the Ottawa-based Praxis Wealth Institute.  He is a Certified Retirement Coach, Certified Financial Planner as well as public speaker.  He is the author of “The Essential Guide to Retirement Readiness”.  He conducts workshops and courses on the subject of winning the game of wealth creation. 

daniel@praxiswealthinstitute.ca     

www.praxiswealthinstitute.ca    

www.yourretirementcoach.ca

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