Category Archives: Life is Short

I can go anywhere. I can do anything.

This morning at the gym I saw an older man on the lateral chest machine, squeezing his old wrinkly pecs together to sustain any remaining definition he might have left. The man looked a bit like Lou Holtz, probably about 75 years old. What was impressive though was what’s underneath those pecs – a lot of heart. Wearing a simple grey T-shirt similar to those overworn “College” shirts slapstick humored freshman used to wear, the words on the shirt read: ” I can go anywhere. I can do anything”.

Being the motivation junkie that I am, and extra optimistic because “old lady bath and body works” was NOT at the gym today which allowed me to take in Oxygen, I asked him, ” Sir, love the shirt. You mind if I take a picture?” His answer was interesting as he replied, “Ah thanks but I don’t need people to know where I’m going”. Either he wears this shirt every day and that’s his coined line, or he said something very thought provoking. Do we need others to know about our accomplishments as we pursue them? In the world of self-promotion and branding and nonstop tweets, posts, and updates, is it necessary to tell others everything? I’m not saying which way I lean here, and from a professional standpoint it’s certainly the Meconomy out there, but are we doing things to fulfill our own passions or to impress others?

In the end, I snuck the pic anyway (shown here) but the bottom line: You can go anywhere. You can do anything. Regardless of who’s watching.

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Take the first step….

 

 

Motivational Video – Kid President Speech

One of the better videos we have seen in a long time. Together we can make it happen. Starting today…


Fast Tube by Casper

11 Quotes About Taking Action – DO IT NOW.

People who don’t take risks generally make about 2 big mistakes a year, people who do take risks generally make about 2 big mistakes a year” -Peter Drucker

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” — Aristotle

“It’s not about breaking the rules. It is about abandoning the concept of rules altogether” – Paul Lemberg

It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date.” — Roger von Oech

Bold action in the face of uncertainty is not only terrifying, but necessary in the pursuit of great work. ”
– Jonathan Fields

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” –Goethe

There’s only us, There’s only this, Forget regret, Or life is your to miss” – Mimi, Rent

“Each moment of our life, we either invoke or destroy our dreams.” -Stuart Wilde

“…before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World test everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. It’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon.’” -Paulo Coehlo

“Don’t worry, be crappy. Revolutionary means you ship and then test… Lots of things made the first Mac in 1984 a piece of crap – but it was a revolutionary piece of crap.” -Guy Kawasaki

Motivational Quote – Full Potential?

“Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake”
– Professor William James, Harvard University

Motivational Video – Power of the Human Being

Nice video about the POWER of the HUMAN BEING. Go do something exceptional!


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Motivational Quote – Og Mandino….What If?

“Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of reward. Your life will never be the same.”
Og Mandino

Do it NOW

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Sense of Urgency – Life is Short

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Motivational Image – Is Your Life Worth Watching?