Monday, May 14, 2012

No Pass.

Shiftless Quickies: All the snark in 250 words or less .
I’ve been elected president of a organization at school and there is a smoozy event coming up. I’ve been asked to attend and represent my organization. I really don’t want to go. Do I have to?

Yes. With great power comes great responsibility. You’ll be happy to know, however, that all that is required is your presence. You don’t need to bubble, sparkle or entertain. Stay reasonably sober (that means you aren’t the drunkest person in the room) and don’t talk about anything meaningful. The secret to social events is that, at the end of the night, no one should remember what you said, only that you were there.

I’ve just had an epiphany that will change my life forever. Seriously. This.Is.It. I’m clearing my entire calendar to focus 100% on this goal. It’s time to focus on me.

No, it isn’t. We’ve all had that epiphany. I personally have felt that my life was changed forever at least 25 times. This year. Greatness and purpose aren’t created by epiphanies. They are formed through years of dedication and process-- like a the erosion of a shoreline, not like a lightning bolt to the crotch. Assuming you didn’t live through the Great Depression or a World War, you’ve spent plenty of time on you. Chances are whatever you are scheming can either wait until you’ve met your current responsibilities or can be done concurrently with a little extra effort. Get back to work.


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6 comments:

  1. Are you talking to me? You talking to me? Sigh. Yes. You're talking to me.

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    1. Haha! Admitting it's you is the first step.

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  2. Good one. Getting back to work now LOL

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  3. "Greatness and purpose aren’t created by epiphanies. They are formed through years of dedication and process." Lightning bolts get on my nerves almost as much as the people who claim they have been jolted by them. Nicely said. Ellen

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  4. Hahah good advice. I haven't had an epiphany yet though. I'll try to keep your words in mind if/when I do!

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  5. "Assuming you didn’t live through the Great Depression or a World War, you’ve spent plenty of time on you." Yup. You've just described our generation.

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