“I think that the problem is that people fear so many things and they don’t live life to its fullest. And for me as an artist, if God should want me to come this Wednesday to the end of my life, so be it.” –Criss Angel
What if there is safe, and there is playing, but there is no playing safe?
If you choose playing vs. safe, what dream, initiative or someday-I’m-gonna action would you take today? But really!! In the next hour, what would you do differently?
Unshaken-up life can seduce us into believing that there will be time for this or that down the road, or that we just can’t fit it in right now, or that we ought to plan it more or better to “guarantee” success.
Yet, haven’t we all noticed that large or small “emergencies” make time for themselves anyway, and that the longer we wait to take action on this or that the more it simply never happens?
A friend recently made an emergency visit back to her hometown for her grandmother’s unexpected funeral. This also happened to me a couple years ago for a cousin’s surprise passing.
At these events — that we somehow made the time to include in our busy lives — the conversation always turns to how good it is to see everyone yet “wouldn’t it be better if it wasn’t under these conditions?”
There’s such a thing as invented vs. justifiable urgency, and we all have this inventive power. Are we using it?
God knows, we all have so much cooking…and yet, are we moving to the front burner what REALLY matters most if we were to be out of here tomorrow?
“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” –Pope Paul VI
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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