25 January 2010

Monday Morning Wake Up Call--Up and At 'Em!


For me the key to staying motivated in my work year in and year out, is to reinvent myself. By reinvent, I mean force myself to do things I never do or think about how I do them and to never, ever stop learning.

I came across this bit of advice and have tacked it above my phone as a reminder to be present and to embrace change.

If you have been sitting, stand.
If you have been standing, sit.
If you have been traveling, stay home.
If you have been home, travel.
If you have been teaching, learn.
If you have been learning, teach.
If you have been talking, listen.
If you have been listening, talk.

Annharriet Buck

Here's to a great week!

13 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Motivating thoughts! It is always a good challenge to keep reinventing ourselves.

PS -I've alway cherished that quote by Margaret Mead...so very true! Thanks for linking to my blog in that post. My heart goes out to Haiti.

C.M. Jackson said...

Milli--yes, reinvention is the key. Thank you for stopping by and for your beautiful blog---I love to see where you are off to..best c

tattytiara said...

Very cool. Reminds me of Gandhi's words of wisdom that I try to live by: live as though you were going to die tomorrow, and learn as though you were going to live forever.

Ruth said...

I really like this yin and yang list you have above your phone.

Reya Mellicker said...

This is EXACTLY what I'm going to write about today! Wow. Love being on a wavelength with you. I'm going to steal the aphorism ... and of course give you credit!

Have a wonderful week re-inventing yourself!

Yvonne said...

Thanks for the great piece of advice. I'd like to hang it in a few different places...

Brian Miller said...

oh, i like that quote...i just may have to borrow it...

SE'LAH... said...

i love this.
change is good. ;)

one love.

C.M. Jackson said...

ruth--recognizing the yin and yang is important-
thanks c

C.M. Jackson said...

reya--thank you --I am thrilled to be on the same wave length --I will add to your thoughts in my next post-c

C.M. Jackson said...

Yvonne--thank you!

C.M. Jackson said...

brian -please do-c

C.M. Jackson said...

se'lah--yes, it is how we learn..best c

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