I think I have a rock to get rid of, do you?

I have been postponing a potentially uncomfortable conversation for some time now, and in the process been accommodating for the lack of clearness by telling myself I’m just going with the flow. And then I read this:

Remove the rock from your shoe instead of learning to limp comfortably.
-Stephen C. Paul, submitted by Stephanie B., San Francisco CA

The difference between great people and everyone else
is that great people create their lives actively,
while everyone else is created by their lives,
passively waiting to see where life takes them next.
The difference between the two
is the difference between living fully and just existing.
-Michael Gerber, submitted by Jamie Wackerlin, Madison WI

I’ve never been the passive type, what’s gotten into me? Enough with the limping, it’s time to get rid of the rock.


9 responses to “I think I have a rock to get rid of, do you?

  1. Very few people are successful standing still and watching the world go by… Except the idle rich- who inherited it!

  2. Wow, I read that same quote (the second one) just a day or two ago. Good stuff!Use it. 🙂 (I will if you will.)

  3. Great quotes. You find the right ones at the right time (for me). Thanks!

  4. Well then you rock, Jen.

  5. buffalodick – thank God we’re not one of those few!justrun – you’re on!sizzle – synchronicity? : )joe – I think you rock, Joe : )

  6. This reminded me of a picture on my wall of a small ugly duckling looking into a mirror at a swan. Over it reads…”Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~~Dee

  7. sexywhispers – true, very true.

  8. Sometimes I don’t know how to get rid of the rock!And, very often.. the rock exists for a reason – there is a growth available, inside that rock – simply labelling/dismissing it throws the diamond out with the coal.

  9. jason – I think sometimes it does exist for a reason, but sometimes the rock is just a rock, there’s no diamond. What we need to do is be able to tell the difference.

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