Archive for April, 2009

Change

They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

– Andy Warhol

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Spock says…

After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.

– Mr. Spock

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Inspiring Quote

Have something to bring to the table. It will make you more welcome.

– Anonymous

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Brick Walls

Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things.
Brick walls are there to stop other people.
They let us show our dedication.

– Randy Rausch, Last Lecture professor from Carnegie Mellon, 2008

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How Do You Define Success? #3

What does it mean to “live your passion?”
What does it mean to “be a success?”

Everyone seems to have a different definition of those words.
How you define those words has an impact on the quality and texture of your life.

Is it earning more money?
Is it exchanging your time for money at a higher rate than you did last year?
Is it owning your own home vs. renting?
Is it spending more time with friends and family?
Is it spending less than what you earn?
Is it working at a job you don’t hate?
Is it getting a night of sleep without fear of being foreclosed?
Is it having enough enjoyable experiences during the weekend that you can make it through a week at the office?
Is it remembering and experiencing the joys of life?
Is it earning enough to pay the bills AND the rent/mortgage?
Is it finding comfort in silence?
Is it doing something creative?
Is it transcending a fear?
Is it telling some one “thank you?”
Is it zoning out while you read a good book?
Is it having the courage to ask someone for forgiveness?
Is it healing an old wound?
Is it avoiding a pain?
Is it experiencing a pleasure?

What’s the relationship between “living your passion” and “being a success?”
Well, I just don’t know.

We’ll talk more about passion and success in future posts, but for now I’ll share with you my personal definition of success.

For years I defined success as the alignment of your words, thoughts, and actions.
A simple concept that is very hard to achieve.
But when you consider the possibility of living your passion, my definition falls a little short.
It is not connected with that tiny voice in your head that reminds you of your magical reason for being alive.
So I revised my definition of success. It is now:

Success is when your thoughts, words, and actions are in alignment with your inner calling.

I now have a code that gives me a better sense of how to live a life of quality that resonates in a more timeless way.

My ego wants me to do it perfectly.
My heart just wants me to just do it.
My need for perfection will keep me from doing it.
Planning for perfection is a great way to get nothing done.
If something is worth doing, its worth doing badly.

So every day I give myself permission to do a “bad” attempt at living my passion (aka be a success) by trying to align my thoughts, words, and action with my inner calling.

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