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Saturday, May 4, 2013

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Do more of what inspires you

In response to my daily post Kick Back I received this question...

Can you be busy without being hurried?
Is there a difference between being active and busy?
I thought being too idle isn't good either!
Either way, I love these quotes every single day of my life.

My reply...

The problems I am attempting to shed light upon are...
1. Staying busy with things that don't really matter.
2. Failing to take time to renew yourself.

Do less of what feels "necessary" but meaningless.

Do more of what inspires you.

Ask yourself if this activity is one that you want memorialized on your tombstone.

And always allocate time for renewal, and balance in your life.

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants.
The question is: What are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau

Take time to sharpen the saw.
- Steven Covey

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie