Easy is…

​It is easy to give up.

It gives you an excuse when life knocks you down, so you give up. You stay low.

It is easy to be complacent instead of working towards achieving your potential.

It is easy to sit on your ass watching TV instead of reading a book. “Books are boring”,  you say. You want to know what is boring? Boring is: leading a meaningless existence.
Meaningless existence is taking in without giving. Meaningless is living with constant distractions. Meaningless are misplaced priorities, valuing promissory notes (money) over breaking promises. Meaningless is choosing to value things over having valuing character. 

It is easy to say that this is the way things are and there is nothing that you can do about it. It is an arduous task to actually do something about “it”.

A meaningless life is unachieved potential.

“Thoughts are things. Negativity is what kills you… It’s tough to do, but you’ve got to work at living, you know? Most people work at dying, but anybody can die; the easiest thing on this earth is to die. But to live takes guts; it takes energy, vitality, it takes thought. . . . We have so many negative influences out there that are pulling us down. . . . You’ve got to be strong to overcome these adversities . . . that’s why I never stop.”


Caught Up in an Activity Trap

“It’s incredibly easy to get caught up in an activity trap, in the business of life, to work harder and harder at climbing the ladder of success only to discover it’s leaning against the wrong wall. It is possible to be busy -very busy- without being very effective.”

“People often find themselves achieving victories that are empty, successes that have come at the expense of things they suddenly realize were far more valuable to them. people from every walk of life-doctors, academicians, actors, politicians, business professionals, athletes, and plumbers-often struggle to achieve a higher income, more recognition or certain degree of professional competence, only to find that their drive to achieve their goal blinded them to the things that really mattered most and now are gone.”

What is it that we are looking for? And do we ever find it?

The trade-offs. The sacrifice. The missed experiences and events. Are they worth it?

Have you become what through you wanted to be? Have you achived your potential?

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“This is the secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” – Alan Watts


Thinking about this today:

“Liberty is the condition of the environment. Freedom is the condition of the person. Liberty means that we have many options or alternatives to chose among in our environment. Freedom means we have the internal power to exercise those options.”
– Stephen Covey

Thinking About: Liberty vs. Freedom

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Do not spoil what you have…


“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hope for.”

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