Friday, May 4, 2007

A Good Thought for the Day

After much coffee (and coffee cake) this morning with my friend Jessa and discussing the problems of the world (with personal issues), she offered the best advice her mother has ever given her:

Is it going to matter in ten years?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely! Jessa has a wise mother.

The idea can also be blended into a hypnotherapy session. For example, with a client who wants to control a tendency toward argumentative behavior: "And whenever your conscious mind begins to go into 'argument mode,' your subconscious can remember to ask that all-important question: in 10 years, will it still matter? And you'll know right then that if the answer is no, there's really nothing to gain by arguing, is there? ..."

Thank you, and Jessa, for sharing that.

-Michael Raugh, C.Ht.

Lee Darrow said...

And he only proper response to that that I know is:

"It depends on what it is."

... Ask any divorcee, former sports hero, failed astronaut or wannabe actor who now works as a waiter, full time with no prospects of ever working in the industry, for some good examples...

The answer is more often "yes" than many people are willing to admit.

Unfortunately.

Paul said...

Here's one of my all-time favorite quotes, and I have another I'll share if I can locate it through some rather lengthy Google searching:

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

-- Mark Twain


Love that one, it's always meant a great deal to me.

Have a great weekend, folks...