Thursday, August 6, 2009

i-TFTD #209: Deadly Sho(r)ts

i-TFTD #209: Deadly Sho(r)ts

#209-1. What I stand for is what I stand on.
-Wendell Berry, farmer, author (b. 1934)

#209-2. One should count each day a separate life.
-Lucius Annaeus Seneca, philosopher (BCE 3-65 CE)

#209-3. The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
-Elbert Hubbard, author, editor, printer (1856-1915)

When we use our basic values, principles and genuine talents as the base, success comes easier. That strong platform enables us to be more resilient to setbacks. Too many people today are hesitant to take a stand, confusing flexibility and open-mindedness with dilly-dallying and political expediency. If there is nothing I stand for, what can I stand on?

We could choose to start every day afresh, as enthusiastically as an interesting journey we embark upon. We should worry if successive days seem like television show reruns.

The third quote is a powerful reminder for those who are not action-oriented, who ponder excessively to take the perfect decision or those who seek advice from many, hoping to avoid all mistakes.

How much can be conveyed in just a few words!

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