Sunday, January 17, 2010

A New Decade is Born

If your work is becoming uninteresting, so are you. Work is an inanimate thing and can be made lively and interesting only by injecting yourself into it. Your job is only as big as you are.” - George C. Hubbs

This is the first week of a new year and a new decade – and if you’re still the same old you that you were last week then stop and make sure you’re who you really want to be. Ask yourself if you’re interesting or not – to you, your family, your colleagues, your community or your work. And whether you walk through life on the fringe – dealing with everything on a superficial level - or you get engaged and are in ‘the moment’. The more you put into something the more you get back, and now is the time to decide what kind of life you want to live.

At home do you show a sincere interest in the things your family is doing, or are you just the designated driver? At work, do you take the initiative to get things going or just sit and wait for whatever will happen? When you play, are you one who stands on the sidelines waiting for the game to end or are you actively running and trying to win? And in the community, do you help organize those around you or are you content to sit on the bench and watch the sun set? There’s an opportunity in everything you do today to get engaged in what’s happening and to actively inject yourself into the discussions, assignments, games and projects that are going on around you – that’s how they get the most out of you and you get the most out of them. Now is not the time to sit back and see what happens; now is the time to set the pace for who and what you want to be in this new year. Remember: your life will only be as big as you are.

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