Every day, we’re bombarded by television commercials, celebrity spokespeople, and advertisements telling us the “right” way to live. We are told to strive for unattainable
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No matter who you are, where you’ve been or where you’re headed, there is always room
for change – a new perspective and a new plan to define what’s most important to you.
Remember – the goal here is to know that a cookie-cutter prescription for success simply doesn’t exist in today’s world. To know that it’s ultimately up to you to make the plan.
M. Scott Peck’s book The Road Less Traveled was very successful, selling steadily for year after year. Many people loved the book, many hated it but read the whole thing anyway. Most loved it.
But I wonder how many of us really accept Dr. Peck’s premise, “Life is difficult.” As Dr. Peck said, basically that’s the thing. Life is difficult. Not “life is difficult because…” Not “life is difficult but…”
It takes hard work and perseverance to go from overbooked and distracted, to productive and effective. We must first learn to overcome obstacles – old ways of thinking, defeatist patterns of behavior, fears and so forth. But through patient persistence and gentle guidance, people are able to discover their own unique ability to define and create ideal lives for themselves, against all odds and despite what everyone else is saying.
We correspond frequently, but we’re often rushed, preoccupied, and unable to give our full attention. If you feel overwhelmed and distracted in today’s world, take comfort.
The Christian Science Monitor recently ran an essay on the value of puttering.
The thrust of the article was that we don’t putter much anymore. We spend too much time “getting things done.”
Accomplishment is great, but what if we all just stayed at home this Saturday and puttered?