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How do we “Carpe Diem?”

June 11, 2010

HOW DO WE “CARPE DIEM”?

I imagine that many people believe that they can make an impact on the world, but secretly in the back of our minds – we believe that there is a little more that we need before we can do it.

There is a movie that I love entitled “Pay It Forward” about a teacher who gives an assignment to his 6th grade social studies class:  “Think of an idea to change our world and put it into action”  Of course, the students react that it is so weird, hard, etc.  But he believes that the realm of possibility exists in your mind.  And if that is the case – then the ability of change the world lies in each one of us.

The question is what do we do to carpe diem – to seize the day?

1.  We must know what needs seizing; 2.  We must feed our imagination; 3.  Eliminate Obstacles; 4.  Be prepared for setbacks.

At the end of the day, when we find we can no longer change our situation, we must change ourselves, but that is a whole other conversation.

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