“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours”. — Henry David Thoreau
Pretty good, to a point. Sort of saying I’m not buying it completely.
It seems Thoreau’s message is a bit misleading. We all know that life isn’t fair, and therefore, expecting the life we imagine will happen, is doomed.
What I hear is, “Go after your dreams. Expect and be prepared for awful things to happen. But don’t let that stop you from living an extraordinary life”.
If you want to make God laugh, tell God your plans. But don’t let that stop you.
I often wonder if non-Baby Boomers, read Mid Life Celebration.
It also intrigues me whether this blog helps you as much as it helps the author.
Hadn’t planned for the type of “success” the stats indicate. So today, just wanted to clarify something.
Mid Life Celebration is for our son. It’s one of life’s four big choices. Our mind, and what we do with it.
Mid Life Million Dollar Question:
“What’s it gonna take to move from midlife-complacency to midlife-commitment”?
There are curious people who actually ask me, “What’s your secret to get and stay motivated”?
I usually mumble something that sounds like a good answer, but actually I’m thinking, “If I have to explain it to you, you won’t understand”.
Listen, you got to mid life. That in itself is pretty remarkable. You have the answers. You do. Trust me, you do.
But maybe you haven’t yet found the courage to admit it.
When are you going to start? If not today, when?
Good Goals & Not So Good Goals.
This jeff noel You Tube video was the first take and slightly longer (40 sec) version:
People need people to be role models. Are you brave enough and tough enough to be that type of person?
When you find a purpose bigger than yourself. When you you finally realize you’re not going to live forever, well, you have the power to change the world.