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.”