Something A Little Different


Usually my posts propose an idea, or something specific to think about. This one is going to be more along the lines of a motivational post. It’s for a friend who is in need of a little push.

Bob Dylan said, “a man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” That’s all you have to concern yourself with. There’s so much pressure on everyone to go to school and get good grades and get a job and earn enough money to have a wedding and buy a house and raise a family. RELAX. Life isn’t that complicated if you don’t want it to be.

Focus on enjoying life, be it with your family or your spouse or your dog or whomever. Do something you love doing, and learn to do it so well that people pay you to do it. This seems like an oversimplification, but seriously…this is how it works. People get paid for things you wouldn’t believe because they’ve learned to do them really well. Things will come along and catch you up, and do their best to drag you down, but just focus on enjoying life.

It’s all about balance. Balance out enjoyment now with preparation. All work and no play is just as bad as all play and no work. Prepare for the future, of course, but make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy today.

Don’t listen to too many people about what makes you happy. If enjoying life to you is accumulating lots of money, go for it. There’s nothing wrong with what makes a person smile, as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else. If it’s owning a farm and living off the land, giddy up! Do what makes you happiest.

If you need help along the way, call me. I can help you. Or call someone close to you. Humans are successful as a species because we work together. Think about how many people’s work went into making your breakfast this morning. Really…because eggs and bacon and toast requires a whole lot of hands other than yours. Reach out to people you know will help.

And always remember that you’re powerful beyond measure. Nothing can resist a human will that is settled on something. Focus, grit your teeth, repeat in your head that it’s possible, and go get it.


  1. yindaa · April 21, 2015

    Couldn’t have said it better myself!

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  2. publicinterpretation · April 21, 2015

    “a man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” I will be using this quote as well. Great read, yet again!

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    • irrationalliving · April 21, 2015

      Thanks very much 🙂 Yes I love that quote! I’ve been thinking a lot about happiness lately and how it relates to success…it’s really interesting. I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂


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