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Are You Making a Living or Making a Life?

October 11, 2012

The lifestyle of our friends and fans is as much a shared thing as the food we choose to eat. As we prepare and advance through the next steps on our journey, I think of the words of Krish Dhanam:


“I cannot change yesterday – I can only make the most of today, and look with hope and optimism at my plans for a better and more prosperous tomorrow. To this end I will plan with attitude, prepare with aptitude, participate with servitude and receive with gratitude and that will be enough to separate me from the multitude.”

And another quote that touches home:

For 8 hours of the day practice the skill that allows you to make a living, but for 16 hours of the day practice the will that allows you to make a life.

We all need to make a living. We all have bills to pay, and the drive to keep a roof over our heads and care for our families is important. But let’s not lose sight of making a life! Build memories – do things as a family. The drive for what we do isn’t about financial, although we need to make a living too. It’s about helping people and making those memories.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2012 7:15 PM

    Balance can be so difficult – especially in hard financial times when our choices are more limited than they might otherwise be. The phrase “build a life” reminds us that this is an active pursuit, one that requires our attention and participation. Thank you so much for bringing it to my attention.

    • October 12, 2012 8:18 PM

      Yes it is. The quest to make a living is serious – but so much we miss if money is the only quest. Thanks for stopping by.

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