Being, Not Having:

A mindful perspective from Derek Siver’s (Anything You Want): Taking the time to do the work yourself is not always the most efficient way to get it done, but that is often how we richly engage in the joy of learning, experiencing, and being what we want to be.  We do the work that we choose to do ourselves to be happy, not just to get it done.  Some people can’t understand this.

“In the end, it’s about what you want to be, not what you want to have.  To have something is the means, not the end.  To be something is the real point.  When you sign up for a marathon, you don’t want a taxi to take you to the finish line.”

Commit more of yourself to be something and engage in the meaningful work.


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