Have you ever taken kids on a vacation only to be bombarded with their whining and complaining about everything that’s not meeting up to their expectations? As you shake your head and stare down at them while you wonder where did you go wrong raising these ungrateful spoiled brats. “What’s wrong with you kids? We are on a nice (and expensive) vacation here, and all you can do is bitch about what’s not perfect. Put those damn phones away and at least look out the window and see some scenery.”
Would you ever go on vacation and spend the time mindlessly watching TV, playing Candy Crush on the computer, or sleeping through it? Hopefully not. I’ll admit to being lazy at home but when it’s vacation time I’m up early and want to maximize the experience.
One of my favorite quotes that enlightens my perspective … Read More »
“I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do for any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.” – William Penn
“There are people who prefer to say “Yes,” and there are people who prefer to say “No.” Those who say “Yes” are rewarded by the adventures they have, and those who say “No” are rewarded by the safety they attain. There are far more “No” sayers around than “Yes” sayers, but you can train one type to behave like the other.” – from “Improv Wisdom” Try this, say “yes” to everything today. Accept all invitations, say “yes” to requests from your children, “yes” when people ask for a ride home, “yes” to a beggar asking for money, “yes” to your honey-do list, “yes! yes! And yes!” Put your preferences aside today, it may be uncomfortable, but try it out for the adventure of it. (You may want to avoid going to a car dealership as the only caution)
“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and everyone should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? So this is what we have chosen to do with our life. We could be sitting in a monastery somewhere in Japan. We could be out sailing or playing golf. But we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good.” – Steve Jobs Published March 17th, 2008 in Fortune Magazine
Happy St. Patricks Day!
“There’s an immediate position available for a writer, producer, and director. The only qualification is your own current experience and the pay is whatever you think you deserve. Interested? The job is yours for the asking and the project has already been green lighted. It’s the movie of “Your Life”. Can’t write you say? That’s not true. You see, with every thought you think and tell yourself you are already writing the script. It takes a while in production before you can see the evidence, but please know there is a lot going on behind the scenes to make this film happen. Every day you are directing the lead actor, which is yourself, trying to inspire and extract the performance you want and dreamed of. It’s not always easy working with actors is it? They can be so uncooperative and … Read More »