Monday, July 30, 2012

Live Completely

The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a man may live long yet live very little. The truth is that you can spend your life any way you want, but you can spend it only once.  People who see the big picture expand their experience because they expand their world, and as a result- they accomplish more.  Have you ever heard that expression “We’ll cross that bridge when we get there?” That phrase was undoubtedly coined by someone who had trouble seeing the big picture. The world was built by people who “crossed bridges” in their minds long before anyone else did. The only way to break new ground or move into uncharted territory is to look beyond the immediate and see the big picture. Learn from every experience. Don’t rest on your successes , learn from them but more importantly learn from your failures. Remain teachable.  Varied experiences – both positive and negative-help you see the big picture.  Sometimes you’re going to have to go against the flow of the world. Society likes to keep people in boxes. Don’t seek safety and simple answers. Give yourself permission to go a different way, to break new ground, to find new worlds to conquer. Think big picture, keep learning, and keep growing.  And when your world does get bigger, you need to celebrate.  Onwards and upwards J