Taking time…

Life January 27, 2014

Feeling low on inspiration? Take more time to live life.

Taking time to live life will only inspire your work.

“If you watched a movie about a guy who wanted a Volvo and worked for years to get it, you wouldn’t cry at the end when he drove off the lot, testing the windshield wipers. You wouldn’t tell your friends you saw a beautiful movie or go home and put a record on to think about the story you’d seen. The truth is, you wouldn’t remember that movie a week later, except you’d feel robbed and want your money back. Nobody cries at the end of a movie about a guy who wants a Volvo.

But we spend years actually living those stories, and expect our lives to be meaningful. The truth is, if what we choose to do with our lives won’t make a story meaningful, it won’t make a life meaningful either”

― Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story

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  • Tam Hodge January 28, 2014 at 9:14 am

    I remember, years ago, when I turned 37 I had my first panic attack thinking…”this is middle aged. Half of 72. I’m almost done. Am I happy with what I’m looking back on? Do I know what I’m headed to?” Hard questions, but they were story changers.