What have you achieved today?
More than me I hope.
Deja vu? Me too. I started this post and like so many others (ten that I am working on here and scores more! It hit the drafts pile.)
Consequently another post, Inspiration and achievement, (though speltt with ttwo tt’s.. defining achievement?) popped into being, born of confusion. Now I am trying to resurrect this one and make the point that I originally set out to make. The link that precedes this sentence can create the ever-increasing or decreasing circle that (my) life follows. Is it true that the water goes down the plug hole clockwise in the northern hemisphere yet counter-clockwise in the southern hemisphere? (Yes, I could look it up on the web, I prefer to ask the question to demonstrate my point. Maybe it’s rhetorical. Maybe I know the answer.)
On that day I had done certain things, tasks on the To Do list that I ascertained to be necessary; though that is definitely dependant on personal definition. I could continue with the list of moving things about, organising and such other stuff that makes me feel like I am progressing and ‘doing’.
Where is the balance between asking why, considering options, searching to improve and suspicious self-assertion, the element among us who ‘must’ be in charge? Could we not use that ability to communicate and calm the jets of a few, pep up the fuel of some others, encourage the insouciant. What would it take to get us all actively involved?
Money evidently isn’t the answer. Not even the lifestyle that it affords. Fame is not sought by all and may be rejected, run away from by many.
A striving for world peace won’t do it either. The No. 1 answer to a high percentage of dreamers top dreams (statistics anyone?) it may be as high as; dare I hazard a topping 95%?
Here, have some facts and figures:
The above, I find deeply depressing. The media would have us believe that the gap between those who have and those who haven’t has lessened. “Bull..it!” Sorry, I was just clearing my throat. Have you seen the film ‘The Island.‘ An early Ewan McGregor, not brilliant but if you’ve seen it you will understand my message. If you haven’t seen it, you may get the gist.
This is a message like those pieces, yet to be finished. For in all that anybody says or does, there is always more. Those that state that they give their all to each and every situation; I respect and generally may need to clear my throat again.
Each situation has chance and likeliness of different factors affecting so much. I am talking about life here, not strictly controlled scientific experiments. Even the most disciplined sports person cannot predict the same performance based on their effort. (OK I’ll leave any comments on Lance Armstrong to you.)