Archive for December, 2007

Anais Nin Quote

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
– Anais Nin, “Winter of Artifice”


Inspirational Quote

Courage is not the absence of fear, it’s going ahead despite the fear.
– Anonymous


Spring Cleaning and Dreamlining while it snows

Its snowing outside today. Christmas has come and gone. Thoughts of the new year are sitting in the front row of my mind.

And, I’m creating my first Dreamlines. Dreamlines are described in “The 4 Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferriss (see page 54 of that book).

My goal is to complete my first Dreamlines by January 1st.

As I review the steps for creating a Dreamline, I find I’ve been over some of this material many times. Over the years I’ve created many wishlists, dreams and goals, todo lists, life lists, “if-I-had-a-billion-dollars-what-would-I-do-with-my-life” lists.

I figure that I can save myself some time and energy if I can find my most recent notes about my dreams in one of the many piles of papers I have scattered through out my house.

Yikes, which pile of papers?

One step forward, four steps backwards.

I’m now gathering all my piles of papers and putting them in one area.

I have a pile of papers about 36 inches high. This pile contains a zillion notes, articles, and notepads full of things of interest to me.

They have all been waiting for their time.

Strange how some of those piles were easy to find and place in one central stack.

Some piles however were very difficult to pick up. They were small in size and weight. But they had been on that particular table top or corner of the floor for so long. For months whenever I saw that stack or walked by it, I’d tell my self, “Some day…”

Well, I had to exert extra effort to give myself permission to include those “special” piles of papers with the large central stack I’m creating.

I feel like I’m spring house cleaning in the physical, mental, and emotional sense. For each dust covered stack of papers I pick up and sort through, I delete and let go of another “some day…” thought/plan/attachment.

This is the second time I’ve done this this year. So hopefully, it wont be too overwhelming to complete.

Well its time to grab some hot chocolate, eat a cookie, turn on my MP3 player, and dig into reorganizing my self.

Then, I can Dreamline with a clear mind and house. 🙂


Wayne Gretzky Quote

Only one thing is ever guaranteed, that is that you will definitely not achieve the goal if you don’t take the shot.

– Wayne Gretzky


The 4 Hour Work Week

If you are not currently living your passion, here is a great book to inspire you. “The 4 Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferriss.

Run don’t walk to your nearest bookstore and buy this book. Read it from cover to cover.

Then go to page 54 and start Dreamlining.

To make it easy on myself as I read the book I marked the paragraphs and sections that meant the most to me. I then went back and created notes and personal documents in a word processor. That way I consolidated the richest and juiciest nectar from the book into my own personal documents. For example, I took detailed notes of how to Dreamline (see pages 54-60). Now I have all the steps required to Dreamline in one MS Word document.

I am now sitting at my kitchen table reading these steps as I create my personal Dreamlines.


Mark Twain Quote

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines.

Sail away from the safe harbor.

Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover.

– Mark Twain


Albert Einstein Quote

Great spirits will always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds.
– Albert Einstein


Albert Einstein Quote

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
– Albert Einstein


Joseph Thompson Quote

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
– Joseph P. Thompson


Anais Nin Quote

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
– Anais Nin