I was researching Leonardo Da Vinci for another post when I read his brilliant quote which sums it all up:
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.”
So, the question to ask ourselves today is:
Are things happening to us, or
Are we happening to things?
I am sure you are happening to things…
And if thats the case, then pat yourself on the back and keep it up, but don’t forget to have some fun on the way.
And if you have ‘not happened to things’ YET, now is the time to decide and ‘go for it’.
This is your life,
You only live once, and
‘Your time is limited’…
Which reminds me of another remarkable quote by Apple’s Steve Jobs:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.”
(For the full text of his Stanford Commencement Speech, click here. A must read!)
Yes, everything else is secondary.
So, ‘happen to things’ and
Have a remarkable life…
Follow your passion.
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