I posted a while back an article about the website “Quora”, a new and well-organized question & answer website. It’s set up to give people the ability to ask questions, merge similar questions together, and to answer them. I think one of the best things is though, unlike Yahoo Answers, the community is made up of well-educated, well-read, and well-written individuals who come to the site with experience, and tend to answer only the questions they have some sort of experience in.
All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.
There really is no “easy” road in life, and by “easy” I mean a path you can take where you’re going to get exactly the results you want AND remain within your comfort zone the entire time — you really have to sacrifice one for the other — perfection for comfort, or vice versa. OKAY
One of the subjects I talk about in the book is the idea of income diversification and how you can go about applying it in your life. It’s one of the most powerful principles in the world of personal finance. Finding your passions in life and consciously creating a way to make a living from them is a great thing, but your financial life can be made even better by learning how to be a smart business-minded individual. Getting a grasp on this principle is one of the first steps.
The words of Ira Glass, host of This American Life on NPR have been immortalized countless times in print as a visual manifesto. His words on creativity speak to a much greater audience than just writers, philosophers and actors, because we are all creative people — our lives are perhaps some of the greatest creations we can lay claim to. As we find our passions and work to make them our living, it’s completely normal to have that “gap”, but we must keep on going.
Great thoughts and words to live by.
A person who is a master in the art of living makes little distinction between work and play, between labor and leisure, between love and religion. They hardly know which is which; to them, they are always doing both.
In life, since I learned the difference the rest of the world draws between work and play, it’s always been my goal to be a “master in the art of living” as the unknown poet in this quote stated.
Your passion is your key to your success.
This lifestyle, and everything I’ve put into the book thus far supports my suggestion that if you really want to make a great living in life, educating yourself is a big part of it, but only one part of it, and not even the first thing to do either.
Find your passion, brainstorm and find a way to make money with it, and allow it to guide you through life — you’ll discover what you need to know, where you need to go, and you’ll see opportunities for growth and learning popping up everywhere. Your curiosity will swell up, and you’ll be set afire with a desire to learn all that you can about it. You’ll be living a lifestyle where the difference between “work” and “play” is nearly indistinguishable.
I think one of the greatest qualities of a successful individual is resourcefulness — knowing where to find what they need — having the means to be able to find solutions to whatever it is that they’re working on. The idea for a “think-tank” style website had always been on my mind, some kind of social network where everyone joins together to share thoughts — and it turns out somebody else is two steps ahead of me.
Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
When you’re tuned in to your passion, and tapping into all the life-force that it has to give you, all those things are there for you — your gut instinct, your intuition, your creativity, your imagination — all the power and resources you could ever need. When you believe in it and follow it, you’re rewarded. It’s not easy, but it always pays off.
I think one of the best things I ever did was to create a quote board. Until you’ve done it, and explored all the wisdom and encouragement there is to be found, you won’t fully understand what an impact it can have on your life, and achieving that which you aspire to.
One of the best things YOU can do is to create a quote board, too. Honestly, who doesn’t need a little reassurance once in a while, and a peanut gallery of wise, successful people who are up there patting you on the back and encouraging you to always take the next step?