It’s been a year since my last post. Over that time I contemplated why. It wasn’t a lack of ideas, I get ideas all the time, filling notebooks, scribbling on scraps of paper. I took lots of notes, but I wasn’t taking action. A big stumbling block for a lot of us. Professional motivators make lots of money teaching us how to take action. Tony Robbins comes to mind.
What motivates you to take action?
A good cup of coffee in the morning gets me going. Here in the pacific northwest just the sun coming out is inspiring. For a lot of us, desire for something provides incentive. For physical pleasure, money, happiness. I’m pretty content though, and desire for things or money doesn’t always move me.
What I realized was that while in school I had assignments to accomplish, deadlines to meet. I have worked with deadlines much of my professional life and there is no ignoring them, if I wanted to keep my job or achieve my college degree. If I have all the time in the world to complete something, that’s how long it will take.
If you think about it, life has a deadline. It’s called Death. And, since we don’t know exactly when that will come, living each day to the fullest should present a deadline of sorts. This is a maxim of many great schools of thought around the world and through the centuries. Not a morbid fascination or forbidding fear. Just a realization that all this will go away some day.
Leonard Cohen’s song, Waiting for the Miracle, says it perfectly. Are you waiting for a miracle to happen before you attempt what ever it is you want to do in your life?
Do you realize that the miracle has already happened?
I created this video as one of my last assignments for my college video class. Thanks to Columbia Records for allowing me to use this copyrighted music.