“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol
The actual time on a clock is constantly changing, but really it’s all the same. We, as humans, are the ones who have to make each hour, minute, and second different and distinguishable from the rest.
“Once the water is deep enough that you must swim to stay afloat, does it really matter how deep the pool is?” – Seth Godin
After you commit to something, no matter how difficult it gets, you can’t pull back, otherwise you’ll find yourself sinking to the bottom of the pool… unless you’re handed a life vest.
“To say something nice about yourself, this is the hardest thing in the world for people to do. They’d rather take their clothes off.” – Nancy Friday
To an extent I agree with this quote. In my opinion, saying something nice about ourselves is one of the hardest things to do, but not the hardest thing to do. It’s usually easier to let others say something nice about ourselves, as they notice our characteristics, good or bad, from an outside perspective.
Also, the setting in which we would be required to take our clothes off would have to have significant consideration. Would it be in our own home? Perfectly manageable. At someone else’s home? I’ve learned my lesson. In public? Highly unlikely for most.
Personally, I’d rather say something nice about myself before taking my clothes off (sarcasm).
“Risk more than others think is safe.
Care more than others think is wise.
Dream more than others think is practical.
Expect more than others think is possible.”
– Claude Bissell
We need to proceed with caution when it comes to more. There’s a narrow space between using more as a push for better accomplishments and using more as a push for the unattainable. With the former we can thrive but with the latter we’ll live in disappointment.
“Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know.” – Cullen Hightower
That is exactly what this blog is about.
- I don’t write from a place of I know more than you. I write from a place of This is what I think, or am currently thinking. Even with everything I think, I barely have enough ideas as to what to write about each week; I would have fewer ideas if I wrote about what I know.
- When I was trying to decide which blog host to use, I discarded Tumblr because it doesn’t allow comments on entries, which for me defeats the purpose of writing. One reason why I have this blog is to encourage dialogue.
This quote is a progression from the one I posted last week. Naturally, after you “Think Whatever You Wish,” the next step would be to voice those thoughts. So what do you think?