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Emerson Got It Wrong I Think, To Be Misunderstood Is To Be Lonely

Trying to help others transform the way they behave around life-work balance is a lonely space. The harvest is great, but the workers few.

Transforming yourself from a warning into an example will be the hardest thing you’ll ever do. Anyone who tells you differently is lying. I wrote this a year ago…

Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Yesterday’s Post Could Have Gone Longer Because I Wanted To Ask You This

Front cover…

Back cover…

Yesterday’s post could have gone longer. Wanted to add that I believe you think the same thoughts as me, but have no real intentions of doing the hard work to live easier, more balanced.

It was convincing to read or listen to Randy Pausch’s message. His imminent death added credibility and inspiration. I still cry when I see the picture on the back cover of his book.

Any chance at all you could find the will to go for it? You know, to live before you die.

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jeff noel Is Writing A Book About Dying While He Is Living

We’ve been fed a lot of crap in our lifetime.

But there’s a catch, a hook. There always is…

We can not appreciate the joy of living to it’s fullest extent until we are not afraid to die.

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Randy Pausch Said Something In The Last Lecture That Can Really Help Keep Us Going

Randy Pausch wrote The Last Lecture to help his three very young children know, when they got old enough to wonder, what he valued in life. He had to write it before he died. He didn’t know when he would die, only that it would be soon.

Last July, two years after reading Randy’s book, I shot a short video with a challenge for you. Now, three years after Randy’s unfortunate death, his message is even more important.

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6 Very Simple Questions Worth Asking Yourself Right Now And Your Answers Should Be Easy

Six questions worth asking right now:

  1. What are my dreams in life?
  2. What is reasonable?
  3. What is safe & secure?
  4. What do others expect from me?
  5. What will cause me regret?
  6. What will I do next?

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