November 2010


Though it’s not impossible to hate what you do and be good at it, it’s rare. Not to mention, it’s not much of a life (which if I may remind you, is short) .

A small majority of my friends have reached this state. Some rich, some poor, they are without question the luckiest people I know.

Hugh MacLeod

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May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.

May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.

May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.

May all life’s passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.

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“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot”

Michael Altshuler

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A lot of people talk about time management. There is no such thing as time management. We cannot manage time. We can only manage ourselves.Time manages itself very well without us.

We should talk about life management in relation with the time that is given to each one of us. This starts with checking on our priorities.

Did you clarify your priorities recently?

“Time to live with your priorities in mind and stop wishing things were different.”

“It’s time to start living and stop waiting”

Stephen Lafond

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Will you take time to live this coming week-end?

Will you take time to do something for yourself?

Will you take time to do something for someone else?

It’s time for action! 

  

P.S. Sometimes relaxation is the right thing to do…

 

I think laziness has changed.

It used to be about avoiding physical labor. The lazy person could nap or have a cup of tea while others got hot and sweaty and exhausted. Part of the reason society frowns on the lazy is that this behavior means more work for the rest of us.

When it came time to carry the canoe over the portage, I was always hard to find. The effort and the pain gave me two good reasons to be lazy.

But the new laziness has nothing to do with physical labor and everything to do with fear. If you’re not going to make those sales calls or invent that innovation or push that insight, you’re not avoiding it because you need physical rest. You’re hiding out because you’re afraid of expending emotional labor.

This is great news, because it’s much easier to become brave about extending yourself than it is to become strong enough to haul an eighty pound canoe.

 

An enterprising person is one who comes across a pile of scrap metal and sees the making of a wonderful sculpture. An enterprising person is one who drives through an old decrepit part of town and sees a new housing development. An enterprising person is one who sees opportunity in all areas of life.

To be enterprising is to keep your eyes open and your mind active. It’s to be skilled enough, confident enough, creative enough and disciplined enough to seize opportunities that present themselves… regardless of the economy.

Are you an enterprising person?

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