Sunday, June 14, 2015

Get busy living, or get busy dying ...

Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite movies.  It is really a Man's movie - there isn't much in there for a woman to even like.  The title of this post is my favorite quote from the movie - because it sums up life for a Man.

You are either striving for something, or you're just floating (and dying).  What you strive for is not as important as the just having that thing.  It's best if that thing is big and important (and for you alone), but it can be short term - it just has to be something.

Have you ever noticed how time flies when you're focused on something you want - it may be writing, working on your golf swing, learning to play the guitar, reading a book - it doesn't matter, Men have the ability to tune everything else out and get very, very focused on one thing.  Now, think about those time when you were bored, how did time flow then?  Did it seem to slow down to a crawl?

If you had a choice, which would you prefer - the focused time flies world, or the bored time crawls world?  Because it's really your choice.  Find something, whatever it is and start getting focused.  Get something accomplished, start working on that project.  You choose how to spend your minutes (whether you believe that statement or not) - start choosing to spend them on important things.  Work to keep your mind sharp and clear.  Quit dulling it.

It's your choice ... get busy living or get busy dying.

Eyes front Gentlemen.  Live. Learn. Lead.


  1. Hey Cruzer ... life is good, working on making it great! Amazing how we get to keep working through life's little lessons until we actually "learn" the lesson.


    Be busy but be it in a positive and productive way.


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