What Do You Really Want Out of Life?

| 3/3/2012 8:37:00 AM

It is your decision to choose the path you want 

The longest journey begins with a single step, to paraphrase Lao-Tzu, founder of Taoism. 

Of course, that's one of the secrets of living a happy, fulfilling and highly successful life. Get out of your Lazy Boy rocker-recliner and get going.   

Start your journey now.  

Take one step today. Then take another tomorrow and another the next day. Before you know it, you’ve achieved your goals. 

This advice pertains to all goals, from personal improvements like being more patient or more loving, two of my life-long aspirations, to professional goals. If, for instance, you want to write a book, sit down and start working on it a little each day and sooner than you think, you’ll have the first draft. 

3/11/2012 3:33:45 AM

Hi Jody...For a long time, I've held the belief that through self-transformation, we help trasform the world, which is precisely what you are saying. Thanks for your thoughtful comments. Dan

3/7/2012 2:59:24 PM

Hi John, I think we're actually making the same point. If you want to change something about yourself, know what direction you want to go, then start taking action. Take one step today, and another tomorrow, and so on and so on. It's amazing, though, some people, people I know are really stuck. They can't seem to move forward. They might have an inkling of the direction they want to take, but they can't seem to get out of their Lazy Boys to move... And thanks for correcting the source of my quote. I fixed it immediately. Take care, Dan

3/6/2012 6:22:15 PM

Ok - a little research might help. Scientists implant electrodes in brains of mice, then have them run the maze. Sure enough, when running in a new maze, their little brains are wizzing away. But in a familiar maze, their brains are mostly asleep, and they can run the maze without thinking, just by rote. How much of our lives are done by rote! How much more interesting it would be if we could WAKE UP and think? Get our little brains a wizzing too! Think! Be aware. Ask "why". The little child asks "why" and asks again with each answer. Maybe the child knows more how to live than we adult do. Ask "why" to everything - that you hear, that you read, that you see. What is my purpose in life? My purpose is to ask "what is my purpose..." Yes, it's recursive.

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