"I want to go after my dreams, but..."
"I hate my job, but..."
"I'd like to travel, but..."
"I really want to be an artist, but..."
You're not a coward.
Keep telling yourself that. Carry on.
Double posting for the full and better quote.
Tim Ferriss tells this story about how Richard Branson was once asked the single biggest thing most people could do to increase productivity. Due to the fact that he’s one of the busiest men on the planet, every single person in the audience leaned forward with bated breath. His answer? Exercise daily. It improves the quality of your sleep, so you need less. It makes you more emotionally stable, so you’re more motivated. And most importantly, it increases mental clarity, so you’re more focused through-out the day. Branson said that it gives him multiple hours more productivity every day. It’s bull to say you don’t have enough time every day to exercise; if you’re that busy then in fact you don’t have enough time to NOT exercise.
In the 4 Hour Body.. Richard Branson is asked.. "What's the single best way to increase productivity?".. He pondered the thought.. and replied "Workout."
I agree w/ Pedro. There isn't one solution for all situations. But I think the more responsibilities you take on, the more you must balance your own energy/time or sacrifice your own desires if you want to see success in all areas. I read an article on Forbes that went through the "daily lifestyles" of the top 10 CEO's in America and each of them worked ridonculous hours (16 hour average day) and their output/input ratios were seemingly 90/10. The 10% they left for themselves was usually left for exercise/meditation/yoga to keep themselves healthy enough to sustain the workload.
Hey Pedro: Didn't mean kids where bullshit - what I meant was the mundane nature of life it self, the distractions, the unnecessary relationships etc.
I think it applies to anyone - just because you have kids, does not mean you should put your dreams on hold, it just requires more creativity.
Starting from Dilanka's comment, I would just like to say that I certainly do not consider marriages and kids to be "bullshit". When you have other people's lives in your hands, they NEED you to be reasonable, or coward if you want to call it that. This post might apply to someone who is in a sound/independent situation, but in my oppinion it's pure selfishness to pursue so-called "dreams" when that can fuck up someone else's life, as I've seen happen several times.
This song comes to mind while reading this post: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BViLuaN-JYM
You don't have to like it just listen to the text, especially Eminem's part!
Most of the time when someone makes a statement and then adds the word 'but' and follows up with an additional statement, the first statement is completely negated.
In fact, people need to start to be honest with themselves regarding their statements. Like "I don't have the time" (http://techneur.com/post/535211849/dont-have-the-time) or "We should..." (http://techneur.com/post/10125981993/we-should).
Excellent. Short and effective.
BTW, I like the new design. But where are the share buttons? (AddThis or something)
1. My answer is yes! Yes, you're all added.
2. However, I'm in Vietnam, where Facebook is banned.
3. I had a VPN I was using, but it stopped working. So you're all stuck in limbo in the meantime. Sorry and no disrespect intended!
4. In the meantime, I'm @sebastmarsh on Twitter. If you tried Twitter once but you don't understand it, go ahead and send out this message - "@sebastmarsh Okay, I'm trying Twitter, but I still don't get it!" I'll message you back, click on "@[yourname]" on the right-hand menu and you'll see when a reply when I write back. Basically @messages seem to be most of the value of Twitter when you're getting started, but it's a chicken and egg problem - you're not talking to anyone, so it seems useless. But, we can chat and connect on there a little, reactions to my posts or 140 character philosophical discussions are always welcome.
Finally, if you want to be pals on Facebook, here's Sebastian Marshall's Facebook - that's my page, not a fan page. But maybe I'll add a fan page later. Though! You'll be stuck in limbo for a while until I get a new VPN or leave Vietnam, so please don't feel unloved!
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