Tag Archives Inspiration

How Many More Motivational Quotes Do You Really Need?

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You can have all the: best intentions weekends away cups of coffee good night’s rest group pow-wows self-help books new notebooks sharpened pencils downloaded classes implied meaning signs from heaven “I’ll start next week” declarations prognostications proclamations and pontifications (not a word) You can have the inspiration, enthusiasm and passion of drinking a double chai grande latte with a shot of mind maps and unicorns while over-looking the Rainbow River but there ...

Find Your Do

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People unsubscribe from my newsletter all the time. When someone chooses to send in a note as to why, I always read it. My favorites so far: This writing is obnoxious. Remove from this list. Deluded masogynists (sic) are not welcome in my mail. Bassam. Whoever you are. (This was in response to myGrab A ...

Inspir-Action

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Inspiration is gasoline. Yeah Bassam, let’s grab a barrel of it, pour it all over mediocrity and set fire to this motherfu- Whoa whoa whoa. Hold on, Arson Wells. While I appreciate your zest, that’s not the analogy I was going for. Stay with me. Ear muffs, environmentalists. For the places it gets us to, gas is absurdly ...

Or You Can Do Nothing

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There are two options. You can try or you can decide not to try. These are clear, definitive choices, both of which take a firm commitment to adhere to. Ok I lied. There is also a third choice: do nothing. This is the decision that most of us end up choosing because it leaves our options open, ...

Tinker. Failure. Bolder. Try. – Why Looking For Your Passion Is A Mistake

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Tinker. Failure. Bolder. Try. – Why Looking For Your Passion Is A Mistake We think that passions are going to pop up out of thin air. Once I find my passion, I’ll know. News Flash: Our passions are not going to appear to us because we beckoned. We can’t meditate our passions into being. Passions aren’t found, ...

Give A Damn

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Give a damn. It’s that simple. Try something. Find a cause. Fight for it. Have a passion. Read a book. Sew. Make art. Clean your room. Plant some flowers. Cook. Tutor. Volunteer. Not because of the accolades or the money any of those would bring, but simply because doing so makes you and possibly someone else happy. Do something because you love it, not because you’ve been told ...