Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

I can check off everything on this list, can you? Thanks to Beth Allen for writing this down the way you did. Sometimes even living it, and knowing it is not enough. It's great to see it written down.
1. Unexpected support begins to show up.  You find that doors are opening where you never even knew doors existed.
2. You hunger for more knowledge on a particular subject.  Just because you’re passionate, it doesn’t mean you’ll automatically be good at what you’re doing in the beginning.  That doesn’t stop you.  If it’s what you have to go through to follow and live your passions, you go for it full tilt!   You trust that with experience and application you will become great.
3. Days are too short.  To compensate, you begin staying up into the wee-hours of the morning working on your projects and plans.  This pursuit gets much of your time, mentally and physically, and it becomes the fuel for the fire in your belly!
4. People are magnetically drawn to you, because when you speak you light up the whole room!  Your passion is contagious, and people listen to what you have to say.
5. Anytime you are in the pursuit of a goal, you will be tested.  Obstacles and roadblocks are inevitable.  So is how you see them!  A person in pursuit of their passion will see challenges as opportunities, where everyone else will see those same challenges as signs to call it quits.  A passionate person understands that we do not succeed in spite of our obstacles and challenges, we succeed precisely because of them!
6. You are willing to do uncomfortable things, take chances and risk everything.
7. You have let go of fear and stepped into faith. You have an unshakable belief that you are on the path of your destiny, that you are doing your life’s work.  Your faith will lead you exactly where you need to go.  Remember, fear and faith cannot exist in the same space at the same time!
8. You do whatever needs to be done, with no expectation of recognition or reward. You are less focused on the result and more focused on the enjoyment of the work itself.   As a result, well, results come easily! 
9. You do not care what others think of your pursuit.  You are independent, complete and living a truly inspired life.
10. You will lose interest in things that are not aligned with your top passions.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

-- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s --
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

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