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Simplicity

It All Goes By So Fast

What If We Felt This Way About Our Life?
What If We Felt This Way About Our Life?

Time marches on.

We ignore this out of fear.

We fear it it because it’s unknown.

It’s unknown because we don’t explore it, don’t study it.

Because we are ignorant, we remain fearful.

And because we’re afraid, we set no lofty goals.  No plans to do great work that makes a difference in our world.

It’s like washing our hair.

Lather.  Rinse.  Repeat.

Like going through the motions.

Then we die.

It all goes by so fast.

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Recommit

Be Afraid to Stop

“Be not afraid of going slowly;  be only afraid of standing still”. Chinese Proverb

I just wrote a blog post at jeff noel.com about this very subject.  About wondering if now is the right time, if the current approach is the right approach.

This type of potential self-doubt and potential fear, can sabatoge us from breaking through to something we can be great at.  And something we should be great at.  It’s just that we are late bloomers and are playing catch up.

This time delay – from creating a compelling vision – to it actually materializing, takes way longer than most people can comprehend.  This is why people give up and stop,

So, be not afraid of going slow.   Be afraid of stopping.

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The Movement

Are We Simply Machines?

“One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.  No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man”.Elbert Hubbard

What does it take to be extraordinary?

Is it reasonable to expect to become extraordinary?

Is it even worth it to try to become extraordinary?

What would extraordinary people say to these questions?

What would Earth be like without extraordinary people?

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Rethink

Only One Success?

“There is only one success – to be able to spend life in your own way”.Christopher Morley

Agree to disagree?  Good.  Because I’m going to do both here.

Sure, it’d be great to do whatever it is you want to do, when you want to do it.  And yet, it sounds a bit self-centered to my ear.

What abut sacrifice and service to others less fortunate?  Ask Mother Teresa her opinion on Christopher Morley’s quote.  Ask Jesus, or Abe Lincoln, or Martin Luther King.

Ask a mother, a father, a school teacher, a doctor or a nurse.  Ask a street sweeper, or a cook.

We all should consider where we stand on this issue.  And if we like our answer, awesome.  If we don’t…..

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Simplicity

The Writing Is On The Wall

“The day is of infinite length for him who knows how to appreciate and use it”. Goerthe

In our younger years, most of us had the luxury of not having overwhelming schedules. Being bored was common. And we dreamed of an exciting life.

Careful what you wish for, especially if you don’t read the fine print, “Exciting, as in overwhelmingly busy; insanely busy”.

I hung an old-fashioned wooden sign on our dining room wall which reads:

“The meaning of life is to learn how to enjoy the passage of time”.

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