Stop Being So Measured
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
We’ve all heard this question posed to us in our lifetimes.
Some of us have heard it so many times, we no longer hear it, no longer even consider it a valid question.
You now why?
Because nothing in life is guaranteed, except that we will die and taxes will increase.
Giving in, and quitting are so common place. Or, people won’t even start in the first place.
Because we can fail at everything.
But what if we didn’t fail?
How would our lives be transformed? And more importantly, how would the lives of others be transformed?
jeff noel Burning The Candle?
A friend recently asked,
“So how has writing five daily blogs affected you. What have you given up”?
I’ve given up:
Walking our Dog
Yard word, particularly our perennial gardens
Reading the (online) Orlando Sentinel, CNN, etc
Spending time with Family
Cut back on exercise (believe it or not)
Cut back on sleep (yawn)
And a few other things
It struck me later that night, while reflecting on his question and the answers. Cutting back on work, or anything remotely related to cutting back on work, wasn’t mentioned.
I am addicted to work. Many people are and simply don’t know it because they associate with others who are the same.
Nevertheless, I’m driven to create something bigger than myself, to help raise money until a cure is found for Crohns disease. What are you sacrificing? What are you sacrificing it for?
— “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 28 occasions, I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and missed. I have failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed”. Michael Jordan
Boy this sure sounds familiar….
This is a followup to last night’s post on Apple versus Microsoft.
I LOVE my Toshiba laptop and my Internet connection. It works fast, is very reliable, and I am very good at it.
What intrigues me about Apple?
It’s understated simplicity.
It’s vision to compete, even though the market clearly shows it as the underdog.
Humans don’t like change. Apple IS change. The iPhone IS change.
Bob Dylan once said, “He who is not busy being born, is busy dying”.
Who is changing faster, better? Microsoft or Apple?
May I challenge you to evaluate your attitude toward change and give yourself an honest grade?
Make today a GREAT day to consider change as a theme and act. Because if you don’t, who will? If not today, when? Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂