Living a full life and dying empty
The electricity went out this morning, a wet sleety Saturday in October in Michigan and it was cold.
I put on my earphones and started to listen to Andrea Bocelli and picked up a book.
That book was “The Accidental Creative” by Todd Henry and as is my way I immediately started to doodle thoughts in the margins.
It is true that I philosophize about life and perhaps reflect too much, for some people anyway.
Too many questions Peter they might say, just relax and live the moment. Never mind about tomorrow, enjoy today.
All that is true, however at least once a week I go on to utube and listen to the commencement speech of Steve Jobs:
That speech was back in 2005 and it is worth reminding us, that life has to have a value.
I agree with Jobs, people can only make the connections looking back! After all is that not what wisdom is and imparting your experience to our young ones?
Reading for me is an aphrodisiac something that refreshes my mind and re-ignites my energy.
Thanks to this book I was reminded of some connections we can all relate to.
The challenge for all of us is: What are you prepared to do? When all is said and done how much will you have left in the “tank”?
Stop trying + Stop doing = Mediocrity
Be the same + Do the same: + don’t question = Go with the Flow
Courage + Questioning + Challenge = Ride against the Flow
Structure + Intentional purpose = Effectiveness
Purpose + Intent + Persistence = Generational ideas
A purposeful life is when you blend all that you do:
Work + Family + Relationships + Friends + Interests into who you are?
Someone who takes the next blank page and turns it into a picture and knowing that it is not what you know that matters but rather what you do.
Brilliant ideas are in everyone Thanks Todd
Ideas + thoughts + inspiration = the accidental Creative by Todd Henry
Posted on October 27, 2013, in HRMexplorer Blogs and tagged Andrea Bocelli, connections, Courage, friends, Life, Michigan, Stanford University, Steve Jobs, Value, wisdom. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.