Tag Archive for Perspective

The Most Important Words

Summing up life in a handful of words

What’s the one most important word?

How would you come to figure that out?

And if one word is important, then what would be the two, three or even four most important?

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Do You Hold Back?

I was flipping through the channels the other night and came across the movie Gattaca right at the scene where Vincent (Ethan Hawke) and his brother Anton are swimming.

I’ve always found this bit of dialog thought provoking (and thought it would be a good topic to write about and give Steve a break :) ) …

Anton: Vincent! How are you doing this Vincent? How have you done any of this? We have to go back.
Vincent: It’s too late for that. We’re closer to the other side.
Anton: What other side? You wanna drown us both?
Vincent: You wanna know how I did it? This is how I did it Anton. I never saved anything for the swim back.

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Only Doing What You Love

Why Not?

A conversation with business professionals the other day reminded me about spending time on the activities you really love.

One woman commented that she didn’t enjoy one of the specific activities her job entailed, and that wouldn’t it be nice if you could get into a position where you loved everything that you did…

And I couldn’t help but think that of course you want to get into a position where you loved everything (or most everything) that you did – and why wasn’t she looking to create that position?!?

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Success in the Moment, or with Momentum?

Insight vs follow through

As I reflect on the changing of calenders, the different nature of moment and momentum comes to mind. Do important things happen because we have a sudden insight, or do they happen because we get going and stay moving in the right direction?

The idea or inspirational thought that invokes change in our lives is important – but is it most important?

The work of getting things done is also important – the long string of success made up of a series of small successes – all leading in the same direction. But is it most important?

Which means more, inspiration or perspiration?
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Swift Climax

I wasn’t ready for that…

Rarely in life do I see things as clearly as in my last post – Getting Ready – and then have an immediate followup…

Here on Timely Insights we post articles on Mondays … the answer came on Tuesday. And while I was ‘ready’ in the sense that I knew something was coming, I was still shocked at what it was.

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