"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Here's a link to an interesting article on
'ALWAYS BE THINKING ABOUT THESE THINGS', by Chris Gillebeau, the roving author of 'The Art of Non-Conformity: ~ Unconventional Strategies for Life, Work & Travel' weblog.

He has outlined an excellent phlethora of big as well as small things to think about & to get them executed, as follows:

1) Dreams:

Because it all starts with a dream or an idea. Recapture your lost dreams, create new ones, and find a way to make them real.

2) Living:

Because as Bob Dylan said, “He not busy being born is busy dying.” If you’re not sure what to live for, try peak moments and big adventures.

3) Influences:

Because none of us lives in a vacuum. Who has helped you become who you are now? (And have you thanked them lately?)

4) Relationships (near and far):

Because relationships are central to everything else. Is there a phone call you need to make? What can you do to help someone, or at least show them you care?

5) Passion:

Because life is short, you might as well spend it doing things you’re excited about. It’s only an overused word because most people don’t know what it is.

6) Destinations:

Because you need to know where are you going, whether it’s a real destination or a representative one. (If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll probably end up somewhere else.)

7) Deliverables:

Because producing something worthwhile leads to a meaningful life. Every day you can wake up and think, what’s next? It’s often easier to focus on deliverables than a time schedule that may vary depending on what else is going on.

8) Growth:

Because it’s not about growth for the sake of itself, but if you have something good and you can build it further without losing anything, why not grow?

9) Metrics:

Because you need a way to measure your journey.

10) Legacy:

Because this is the most important thing! What are you building? What is the story of your life, and what will be its ultimate impact on the world?

Is parting shot: So, what you thinking about today?

By the way, Chris Gillebeau is also the author of 'The Art of Non-Conformity: Set Your Own Rules, Live the Life You Want, and Change the World'. I have already ordered a copy from amazon to read in time just before Christmas.

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