Tuesday

Ideas I Want to Remember

Say yes more.

Accept all invitations for one month and see how life changes. I first heard this challenge about six months ago from Patricia Ryan Madson in her book, Improv Wisdom. And again from, Danny Wallace who made a pact with himself to “say yes to life for a year.” http://www.dannywallace.com/ I’m still trying to get through one month. It’s surprisingly hard.

Nature--including human nature--flows along the path of least resistance. In much the same way the flow of the river is determined by the structural support of the river bed, our collective hope is in the structure of the systems we create.

I want to remember this quote by Robert Frost:

“All great things are done for their own sake.”

Whether they’re scientific discoveries, works of art, novels, songs, inventions, or corporate startups. Great things aren’t accomplished for money, fame, to get the girl, or to prove a point to anyone. To paraphrase another Robert-Robert Fritz:

“Great things are motivated because someone desired for them to exist.”


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4 Comments:

Blogger Patricia Ryan Madson said...

Thank you for mentioning my book, Improv Wisdom. It's wonderful that the "Say YES!" maxim sticks in your mind. You are right that what we do matters. Do that dream, that painting, that project, that letter, that thank you. Life is precious. Are you saying yes?
Warm thanks
Patricia Ryan Madson

7:58 PM  
Blogger Tracy O said...

Patricia, Thanks for your comments. And thank you for the wisdom in your book!

3:17 PM  
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Not long ago, I have thought about something like that, but I did not realize you are so deep, it seems that I need to continuously strengthen the learning!

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