Tag Archive: choice


Write about the one that got away

Write about the one that got away.

My first and only thought is for Steven Paul Jobs.

I know it isn’t original, and I really don’t care about being original right now.

He left us, yet not enough to be considered as leaving us. Apple is his baby and a pretty damn huge legacy.

Here’s my favourite quote from Steve:

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

What % of who you are is genetics vs your choices?

What % of who you are is genetics vs your choices?.

At least 75% genetics.

No one has this horrible neuro-vascular malformation I have in the right temporal lobe!

Not to mention total deafness in the right ear and, for the bright side, as some people on Earth, being fully ambidextrous.

Now if my medication to prevent epilepsy (particularly “status epilepticus” which could lead to coma —already happened once— or/and death) could not slow me down, I’ll be really happy.

As for the rest, I’m either too forgiving, caring and honest, or too determined to retaliate when I feel one has done harm to me. My choices are always the result of something, it seems. Kind of Jekill and Hyde? Always very passionate, I can tell.

How was I raised is some tiny percentage, but it had destructive effects. My father was a lousy one, and a tankard. He had an oversized ego and loved to be leading, no matter what he led.

Looking back at my early days, I wonder how I’m still there.

You are not motivated.

I’m surrounded by people always “excited”, “psyched”, “pumped” (you name it) about some event, some project, etc.

When I ask them why, they tell me they are MOTIVATED (to do so and so).

I cannot blame them. They just don’t know…

Being excited, enthusiastic or motivated are clearly distinct one from each other. Those are not synonyms.

Excitement is a feeling.
Enthusiasm is a feeling.

Motivation is a way of life.

Yes, you read well. It is a way of life.

It is a choice.

Being motivated means being under self-imposed pressure.

Why?

To make things last. To achieve goals bigger than yourself.

Excitement and enthusiasm vanish quickly, yet motivation (being motivated, to be really exact) is a way of life and a choice.

It doesn’t disappear as soon as it appears.

In a nutshell: a chosen way of life like being constantly in a motivated state of mind, is NOT like enthusiasm or excitement.

Not at all.

You’ll have to wait, sorry!

I’m sorry folks, I have to make a choice, and it’s not an easy one.

This “daily questioning” can not be at two places at the same time. Either here or on another very private circle I can’t mention.

Really, it is no easy choice. Believe me!
I am sure that my content is relevant. I am totally confident in it.

I may split it. A chunk for each place.
Not possible. All efforts must be focused to get the best results possible.

Stay tuned though.

Thanks.