Deciding what you want to do is the really hard part, doing it is easy
Posted February 11, 2008on:
Fascinated by our capacity for inactivity
I have just discovered Jodee Bock’s blog. As I was whizzing down her latest posts, I found her piece on New Year Resolutions – aren’t we fascinated by our capacity for inactivity? She reminded me of David Whyte and I have taken the liberty of quoting what she says with two lines from one of David Whyte’s poems.
“If the WHY is big enough, the HOW will take care of itself. The WHY is the PURPOSE. When we’re clear on the WHY, then we can set the vision, which will break the WHY down, maybe into time chunks, for example. Then goals will take a bite out of the vision, and allow us those measurable milestones.” Jodee Bock
“What you can plan is too small for you to live. What you can live wholeheartedly will make plans enough . . .” From “What to Remember When Waking” in River Flow (p. 351).
And is doing it easy? I’ll write on that another day.
If the WHY is big enough . . .
Ask not the meaning your life give to you. Ask what meaning you give to life!
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