Nine things worthy of pursuit…..

by Rod Smith

1. To be the most generous person you know.
2. To hold everything you own with an open hand.
3. To share everything you know with willingness.
4. To do all you can to empower the people within your circle of influence.
5. To be able to say “yes” more than “no” to the adventures that come your way (Ed Friedman)
6. To have the capacity to “see beyond” the limitations set by your family history, your nationality, and your faith story.
7. To be able to live within your means.
8. To embody forgiveness, freedom, and grace for all who will repeatedly and naturally attempt to sabotage you as you live your full and passionate life.
9. To embrace your dark side (everyone has one) by trying to understand it, accept it so that it will not need to push itself onto your center-stage and take you by surprise in response to your denial of its presence.

June 1st, 2010: Today our journey to Australia and Singapore begins. Traveling in the USA used to be a pleasure. Now it is usually a nightmare: no food on domestic flights, heavy security, frequent flight cancellations, lots of impatient “entitled” people. You can only imagine what all this means to my two boys! Hoping for two successful connections: Chicago and San Francisco.

5 Responses to “Nine things worthy of pursuit…..”

  1. Beautiful advice – be safe, have patience and enjoy!

  2. I really like number 4: 4. To do all you can to empower the people within your circle of influence.

    Great advice.

  3. Nine Ways to be passive
    1. Be the most generous person you know so others take advantage.
    2. Hold everything you own with an open hand so others will take it from you.
    3. Share everything you know with willingness – except most people don’t want to know.
    4. Do all you can to empower the people within your circle of influence…so they can move on forgetting how you helped them.
    5. Saying “yes” more than “no” to the adventures that come your way and having a big credit card bill.
    6. Feel bad because despite wanting to “see beyond” the limitations set by your family history, your nationality, and your faith, you have been damaged.
    7. Live within your means, while others get to travel, have fun, etc.
    8. Embody forgiveness, freedom, and grace for all who will repeatedly and naturally attempt to sabotage you as you live your full and passionate life. And make sure your bully gets away with it so they can go on to hurt someone else.
    9. Embrace your dark side and use it to protect yourself.

  4. Nine Ways to be passive
    1. Be the most generous person you know so others take advantage.
    2. Hold everything you own with an open hand so others will take it from you.
    3. Share everything you know with willingness – except most people don’t want to know.
    4. Do all you can to empower the people within your circle of influence…so they can move on forgetting how you helped them.
    5. Saying “yes” more than “no” to the adventures that come your way and having a big credit card bill.
    6. Feel bad because despite wanting to “see beyond” the limitations set by your family history, your nationality, and your faith, you have been damaged.
    7. Live within your means, while others get to travel, have fun, etc.
    8. Embody forgiveness, freedom, and grace for all who will repeatedly and naturally attempt to sabotage you as you live your full and passionate life. And make sure your bully gets away with it so they can go on to hurt someone else.
    9. Embrace your dark side but faily to use it to protect yourself.

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