The Difference Between Living Life And Not
Not everyone has passion. Not everyone is moved emotionally by what they do. And, that’s extremely unfortunate. But fortunately, you are not like everyone else.
The winning organizations in each industry are loaded with enthusiastic, vocal, dynamic individuals (also, we have a ton of fun doing what we do). To us, it isn’t even truly “work” in the sense that it flows normally and feels more like innovative freedom.
I imagine that really energetic people are not comprehended by a significant part of the world. I’ll give you one illustration: I don’t sit in front of the TV any longer. I tell people this, and it feels like a large portion of them mentally file me in a classification of being peculiar or socially degenerate. The vast majority can’t understand a world without TV.
This is grievous, and altogether sad. We are at such a incredible turning point in society, and the world is improving because of individuals with enthusiasm. Consider this:
From Clay Shirky:
If you take Wikipedia as a kind of unit, all of Wikipedia, the whole project–every page, every edit, every talk page, every line of code, in every language that Wikipedia exists in–that represents something like the cumulation of 100 million hours of human thought. I worked this out with Martin Wattenberg at IBM; it’s a back-of-the-envelope calculation, but it’s the right order of magnitude, about 100 million hours of thought.
And television watching? Two hundred billion hours, in the U.S. alone, every year. Put another way, now that we have a unit, that’s 2,000 Wikipedia projects a year spent watching television. Or put still another way, in the U.S., we spend 100 million hours every weekend, just watching the ads. This is a pretty big surplus. People asking, “Where do they find the time?” when they’re looking at things like Wikipedia don’t understand how tiny that entire project is, as a carve-out of this asset that’s finally being dragged into what Tim calls an architecture of participation.
The world is moving, and where before learned people used to be isolated and work on projects in a vacuum, now new social devices are permitting them to cooperate on profound works that is of advantage to everybody. Imagine, a gathering of complete strangers cooperating to make something unbelievable, rousing and valuable – all for free, and all because of immaculate inner inspiration and craving to help the world.
It is safe to say that you are a piece of a worldwide venture like Wikipedia? Or, on the other hand, worldwide discussions about what you do professionally or are interested in personally? If not, you ought to be – the tools exist to interface with incredible personalities in our world, learn from them, and get improved results and get motivation for whatever you are doing.
Sorry in case you’re a TV watcher, however if you watch more than a little amount, it is a misuse of life. I don’t intend to irritate you, but consider it: you are given a short lived measure of time to physically exist on this planet and accomplish something to improve things, and after that you are no more. By staring at the TV for unlimited hours, you’re misusing life, the most previous blessing there is.
By sitting in front of the TV you make the ultimate sacrifice – you could read, composing, making art, or really connecting with your companions, family and different experts in your industry. Would you rather glance back at a life spent inactively retaining nonsense, or one spent improving the world and making what inspires you. The decision is obvious.
I feel like most of you here don’t squander your life passively, so this post isn’t generally for you. You’re as of now inspired and motivated. Forward this to a friend who isn’t.
This is what most people in the society do:
- Get up in the morning
- Work, thinking inside the lines the whole day
- Returned home
- Sit in front of the TV
It is a by and large unremarkable existence. Also, those people most likely create ultimately unremarkable outcomes and have normal lives.
In the event that you get up in the morning and aren’t motivated each day to devote yourself completely to your work and life with 100% enthusiasm, you’re not living it. I don’t see how somebody can live even one day like this.
Maybe they’re in the wrong field, or have lost that innovative start. In any case, there is no other route for really intelligent people to live other than taking a dynamic, enthusiastic part in life and emptying their spirit into something that motivates them.
The planet is billions of years old, and your life-span is just an astronomical blink. There’s not a day to squander.