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How many times have you seen something interesting, say online, and immediately blogged about it… tweeted it… commented on it… etc…

Instead, why not slowly think about it?

Because you’ve got no time, right?  You’ve got to move on to the next thing, right?  If you don’t, you’ll be “behind,” right?

Wrong.

In our society of “go, go, GO”… I’m starting to see a disturbing trend develop.  Overall, the time we spend thinking about things is diminishing.

As a result, we see more “reactionary” thinking… instead of proactive thinking.  We lost deep thinking (for the most part) awhile ago.

Let’s get our deep, slow, methodical thinking back.

Don’t get me wrong, there is a place for “on the spot” decisions, but not everywhere.

And by the way, if we DON’T slow down, and think… that is exactly what advertisers, marketers, and for that matter politicians… want.  Because if you’re not thinking deeply, clearly, slowly… the decisions you make will be based on a limited amount of information that seems convincing on the surface.

TV commercials, or even worse… news media anyone?

But you don’t have to listen to me… and just for reference, my book and this blog are NOT meant to be academic writings.  They are written from experience, and careful observation however.  These things are happening, right now, as you read this.

So I encourage you, don’t listen to me, do your own research… observe your own habits… I’m pretty sure you’ll see what I’m referring to. 😉

I just love it when someone comes up to me and brags about “how they pulled an all-nighter last night”…

Who gives a fuck?

Great, you’re ruining your life, and your health, in the name of a faceless corporation or business that doesn’t really give a shit in the first place (for the most part).

All in the name of some fake “status symbol” you can hold up and get 4 minutes of recognition for.

I mean, think about it… you say this… and really, how much does it mean to other people?

Nothing, except empty platitudes and a pat on the back from your boss who DIDN’T have to pull the all-nighter.

Whoever invented the 40-hour “full-time” work week needed to be shot on sight.

But think about this today…

If you work yourself down to the bone, in the hopes of getting a big promotion or raise at the expense of your health… is it really worth it?

Can you look your family in the eyes and say; “I’m working 80 hours a week and I can ALSO truly be here with you too, because I’m so full of energy AFTER working myself down to the bone, that I can do everything!”

Didn’t think so.

Have you ever had that feeling that you wanted something better?

I’m having that feeling today.

I know there’s way more to life than I’ve achieved already (and I would say I can pretty much do what I want, where I want, with whom I want to).  There’s just something more…

Have you ever had that feeling?

If you have, what do you do when you get that feeling?  Do you take any action?  Do you do anything different?  Or…do you just take it all as some “spark” of inspiration, and move along “ho, hum” in your life.

I’m telling you not to ignore that spark.

When I get the “spark”, I take action on it.  I think very deeply about what that spark is trying to tell me, and make whatever changes necessary to live it.

Our brains are a gift people, don’t waste them on watching another episode of Law And Order Criminal Intent…instead, listen to your brain…and act on the feelings it provides you.