Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Think with Your Feet #1

Hi there.

I've decided to start a new segment on scatterbrained called "Think with Your Feet".
The concept is simple -- to document my progressions toward becoming the first ever real life super-hero (preferably Catwoman because she's just as badass as it gets).

But seriously, I've realized in these past few months that having complete control of your time is hard. Think about it, there is no one telling you what to do -- ever! Seems like bliss, right? Not so much at first. When lazy days turned into lazy weeks and bad moments grew into bad days, being told what to do was what I began to dream of. 

But things have changed.

Over the past couple months I've realized the power of taking action (hence, thinking with your feet). And not just action for the sake of action -- but action geared towards a quite foggy and perhaps distant goal. I've been able to get up every morning at a time I'd rather not wake up at, get work done at a coffee shop I'd rather not see five days a week, and go to bed so exhausted that watching an episode of The Daily Show seems like a chore. This, to me, is progress towards my goals.

What is my goal you ask? Beats me. I'm not the person who came out of the womb knowing what they wanted to do and frankly, I'm glad. It's allowing me to tinker in different fields and experience a way of life I would have never seen sitting behind a desk. So my goals aren't crystal clear but the passion to learn and prosper have never been more bright. 

And although these goals aren't clear, I've created a few ground rules on my way to discovering them:

#1: Do not live life for yourself. Instead live your life for something greater than yourself.
#2: Do not let convention break you. Question everything and that will be easy to overcome.
#3: Do not pigeon-hole yourself. Delve into anything and everything you can get your hands on. The best ideas come from the scattered yet focused (oxymoron, I know) mind.

In any event, I'll complete each segment with a quote (huge sucker for them) that describe my beliefs but are stated much better then I could ever say them.

Onwards and Upwards,

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
Albert Einstein (aka The Mack)

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