The phrase, “I don't care,” can oftentimes sound negative and in opposition to so many of our core principles, but these words can also provide a code to live by...a different perspective that can actually motivate you and keep you on track. Here are a few examples of things I don't really care about.
We've all heard the phrase, “Victim of Circumstance,” right? Believe me, I'm totally sympathetic to anyone who is going through rough times. But, the only way to become a victim is when we allow ourselves to. When troubles befall us, we choose how we respond. Whether it be a physical malady, an economic hardship, or a disconnect in a personal relationship, we make a choice as to how we will proceed.
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I hope 2012 has been a great year for you.
The most difficult part of writing is drafting the first sentence. Believe it or not, those eleven words you just read took about fifteen minutes to put together. Oh, I knew what I wanted to write about. I had my plan as to where this blog was going, but I needed to think of a powerful first line to capture your attention – the perfect start that would inspire you to continue on to the next sentence. And the one after that, and the one after that, and so on. But how could writing eleven words take so long? Basically, I was thinking about it too much. I couldn't make a decision because I was thinking and not creating.
Every moment asks you to show up in some way. Consider, right now, who are you being? How are you showing up?
Forgive me, as this post will be a bit longer than usual, but I needed to get some things out. There's a character in Ayn Rand’s reputed and much discussed work, Atlas Shrugged, named John Galt. In the first half of the book, characters, out of despair, use John Galt’s name as a reason to give up (meaning only a mythological, made up person like Galt could answer, solve, or fix this situation). The story reveals that Galt is a real person (“character”) and, ultimately, comes to symbolize the power and potential of the human mind.