Welcome to The Blogging A-Z Challenge April 2012! Some of the most popular posts here at The Shellshank Redemption are the Motivational Mondays. So, after consulting the tortoises, we decided to make April our Motivational Month! Please join us for this (almost!) daily dose of alphabetical inspiration. We hope you enjoy it!
* REMEMBERING THAT YOU ARE GOING TO DIE IS THE BEST WAY I KNOW TO AVOID THE TRAP OF THINKING YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO LOSE. (Steve Jobs) *
Let’s think of this quote when…
…there’s a class we want to take but it’s in an area outside of our comfort zone.
…there’s a chance to start something new - a new job, a new business, a new life in another state or country, but everyone says we’re crazy to try.
…there’s a person we want to talk to - for our career or otherwise - but we’re shy, afraid of making ourselves vulnerable to rejection or hurt.
…there’s a chance to have some fun - travel, try a new restaurant, go to a show, tour an art gallery, get your hands dirty in the garden or in pottery class, make a mess with finger paints or paint a mural on the wall, bake a wedding cake or make homemade pasta, make fools of ourselves, play with Legos - but the laundry needs to be done and the dishes need to be washed and…
Let’s think of this quote when we’re in danger of just existing. I don’t want to just get by, to kill time. I want to live and create and imagine and play. I’ve got a box of Legos downstairs with my name on it.
Who’s with me?