Thursday, 19 August 2010
By Justin at BeDeviant
I’m ankle-deep into Tony Schwartz’s book, The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working, and he drops this bomb on me:
We are so busy getting things done that we don’t stop very often to consider what it is we really want or where to invest our time and energy to achieve those goals.
Does this strike you as profoundly as it does me? I believe this is wisdom.
I mean, how many of us can honestly say that we’ve taken time in the past month to ask the question, “What do I really want to do with this life I’ve been given?” And if you have asked that question, were you able to ask without injecting religious-sounding language (‘God, if it be Your will…’)?
Ask yourself that question, “What do I want to do in life?”
When you get an answer, drop everything you’re doing and take steps to make that happen. I’ll even help you, if you want.
Too many people sit idly in Cubicle Land, wasting away, while their God-breathed dreams remain shelved and shrink-wrapped for another day.
Does that idea make you sad? The idea of your dreams wasting away? If it does, think about how it makes the one who gave them to you feel.