â€œYour time is limited, so donâ€™t waste it living someone elseâ€™s life. Donâ€™t be trapped by dogma â€“ which is living with the results of other peopleâ€™s thinking. Donâ€™t let the noise of otherâ€™s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.â€ Steve Jobs
Unless I am mistaken this was the last post I wrote in 2012 but I am not sure if it was good enough to merit a second look at. And though I am not among the Steve Jobs groupies I am a fan of the quote above which is why I shared it with you all again.
Shared it because if I can say one thing about 2013 it is the year I followed his advice and did things to make my life mine. Did things differently because the old ways weren’t working and I had to do it differently or accept the same old results.
Been sitting here listening to Sir Paul sing Band on The Run and am looking at that post I linked to and the others that I included it and wondering if there are things to be learned.
Trying To Still The Noise Inside
A few weeks back some friends were sharing holiday greetings with each other and one wished me peace and I just smiled because in so many ways it is the greatest gift for me.
That fire in my belly burns brighter and hotter each day and it pushes me to do more than just reach for the things I need and the things I want.
Stumbled onto Use Your Time Wisely and smiled because it speaks to me. Have to share this excerpt with you
Wonâ€™t be long before the Traveling Jack takes to the skies again. I feel it in my bones. Got so much to do and see and the changes keep on rolling. I keep working hard to take care of a million different tasks and am interrupted a million different times.
These interruptions are irritating and I am growing really impatient.
Some might say that the universe is trying to get my attention. I would answer by saying that I keep telling Joe Universe that I am listening. Got a cellphone, land line, Twitter, FB account and 25 email accounts. It is not hard to find me.
Wild to read it because when I think about 2013 I see all that I felt in 2012 coming true. I remember knowing that I would be moving to Texas and how I waited for it to happen.
On 13/31/12 I hadn’t yet received the job offer but I knew in my gut that I would and I spent a good part of the day and evening trying not to focus on it because I knew that sometimes what you know will happen doesn’t.
Yet it did and it was among the best things that have ever happened to me. Spent almost the full year in Texas but moved back to LA because I had a few things to take care of.
So now I am here in LA where I had thought I would stay and I am thinking about moving again, wondering if, how and when.
Angry Man With A Sign
It is hard not to laugh at that photo because sometimes I think we devote far too much energy to being angry and upset about ridiculous things.
I include myself as being among those who need to learn how to do a better job of letting go and just rolling with things. I think I have gotten better but sometimes I am certain my blood pressure explodes for silly things.
Time to let narishkeit be narishkeit.
Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you won’t see a good rant come from me because some things require it and because some times I have so much fun ranting it makes my blood pressure drop and that is not a bad thing either.
I moved to Texas because I took possibility and turned it into opportunity and now I look to take what I learned, what I did and what I became and use it to continue to be who I am and who I intend to become.