Sometimes you want something and you can’t actually imagine it coming to fruition. Lately I’ve been realizing that I can have everything I want – maybe just not all at the same time.
My friend Lee posted a quote from Dead Poets Society (my all time fav movie) and it got me thinking about so many things in life and in business. The quote is:
“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys – to woo women – and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do.”
I know this example applies to writing but doesn’t it apply to life? Why should we be lazy about anything? Lazy is such a horrible thing to be. Ok maybe having a lazy day one Sunday of the month but laziness just doesn’t serve anyone or anything. I can think back to so many times that I just lazily did something to get it done and I wasn’t present or passionate about it and now I realize I was cheating myself out of life.
I’ve been noticing that when I take everything seriously and nothing serious at all life becomes full of amazing moments. Everything starts to feel like “wu wei” – which means doing without doing. I’m really just getting through everyday and kicking ass at everything I’m doing because I’m present – not lazy about anything and excited for what everyday brings.
I’m enjoying every moment of my day and wish every situation could last longer. Work is invigorating, my clients are amazing, walks are magical, subway rides are inspiring, yoga classes are insightful, friends are beautiful, family is love.
I’m going for it and nothing can stop me.