Paying attention is the best investment in the future.
Why? After all, if you just let things slide, don’t they always have a way of working themselves out anyway?
Isn’t it really enough to just get by day to day?
Why should you care to give your best to the way your life turns out?
Statesman Patrick Henry’s answered complacency:
“Why stand we here idle?
What is it the gentlemen want?
What would they have?
Is life so dear, is peace so sweet,
as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
Forbid it, almighty God.
I know not what course others may take,
As for me,
Give me liberty or give me death!”
The meaning is clear; complacency is a form of slavery.
The shackles are comfortable & easy to slip into.
They require nothing but disinterest & indifference.Why wait for disaster to wake you?
At the foundation of your being,
There is a desire to make a difference in life.
Time to add your creative energy.Remember the Bakery Slogan-“Life is short, Eat desserts first.”
Identify those grooves in your life that have become ruts.Where have you stopped paying attention?
Become curious like a child on an Easter Egg Hunt.
Keep your excitement & enthusiasm alive & alert.
Do it now, because tomorrow never comes.