Monday, January 29, 2018

Move Forward

I don't know exactly what I am doing. What I do know is how I want my life to be lived, and I have the courage and discipline, as well as financial stability to learn and work towards that goal. In life sometimes you have to step without knowing exactly where the road leads. You know where you want to go but not exactly if this road is the right one to take you there. But the truth is that if you don't know which direction to go, then stepping in any direction will help you get closer. You just need to move and then adjust..Rinse and repeat. The real tragedy is not of going down the wrong path, but of standing still and not making the effort to make ground.

It has to be like this. You can't possibly know all the details before moving. You don't know what you don't know. Your initial movement across the river causes small water ripples. When you move you interact and disturb the environment around you. You have to react to it, and it has to react to you. You can't possibly predict how the interactions will play out.    Those that try to analyze everything before moving, the ones that read and plan and study, will run into an impossibly complex problem. That causes fear, doubt, and leads to procrastination. 

So whats the solution? Step. Move. Go.

Slow Dance

Quite a nice poem. Found it while rereading The 4 Hour Work Week. Tim claims a friend quit his job after being sent this. 

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?

Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a butterfly’s erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down.Don’t dance so fast.
Time is short.The music won’t last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?

When you ask: How are you?
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done, do you lie in your bed

With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?

You’d better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short.
The music won’t last.

Ever told your child,
We’ll do it tomorrow?

And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die

Cause you never had time
To call and say, “Hi”?

You’d better slow down.
Don’t dance so fast.

Time is short.
The music won’t last.

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.

When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift thrown away.

Life is not a race.
Do take it slower.

Hear the music
Before the song is over.