“”Normal” is what the majority does, which is why “different” is so much more interesting.” (@simonsinek on Twitter, Tweets From Simon Sinek)
I sat down this morning to work on one of several pieces I have in the works. A funny thing happened though, none of them interested me. So, I switched music (the slow stuff wasn’t working), took a long drink of piping hot green tea, and meditated on the above quote that I spotted the other day.
Simon Sinek makes a powerful observation and it really resonates with me. I find myself hitting pause this morning to evaluate whether I’m just being another cog in the machinery or really tapping into the more powerful stuff I know that I can. That, if we’re being completely and brutally honest with one another, I’m hungry for.
I feel good about the stuff I normally write or else I wouldn’t publish it. I know I’m helping you with topics like blogging, writing, sometimes even reading and thinking and productivity too. But, when it’s all said and done, what’s going on the tombstone? A morbid thought, but dang if it doesn’t get at the point and in a hurry. It really peels back the layers and makes me think.
Sometimes you have to hit the breaks, take a long pause, and look at what’s going on around you. Ask yourself, do you want to be just one more cog in the machinery? Or do you want to be the person with the hammer and an idea for a whole new outfit?
Nothing in life is permanent. Nothing is guaranteed. Well, nothing except death and taxes as more wise folks than I have said before. So, the real question, the one that counts is…what do you want to do with your time?