Thursday, May 5th, 2011 — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — — Spring Edition #167

Russell R. Shippee
Author, Speaker, Life Coach

Are you LIVING is the question.

Spring has arrived in New England. The grass is getting green, the trees are budding, people are outside in the warm weather, and boats are being uncovered and launched. Neighbors are talking to one another as they walk. Life is springing forth in so many ways.

The people who were in New York City with me for training are alive and living. Everyone was there to better themselves. It was great energy in that there were new things to learn, do, and accomplish. Should you take a course or program to learn something new? Why not?

Sunday afternoon there was a great wind and we went for our first sail of the season. For me, sailing is a wonderful grounding experience. The wind, the waves, the sails, the boat moving without an engine. It just feels right to me and gives me energy and excitement.

Some people just don't live. There is no change, nothing new, nothing exciting, and they are not happy. Me, I try to nudge them into action, almost any action is better than none. Once they start, the satisfaction will carry them forward.

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P. S. What can you do today to truly LIVE? Do it!


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“A person without a definite major purpose is as helpless as a ship without a rudder.”
Napoleon Hill

"If you have no major purpose, you are drifting towards certain failure."
Napoleon Hill

"If you don't know what you want, don't say you never had a chance."
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"If you don't know what you want from life, what do you think you will get?"
Napoleon Hill

Kids live, kids embrace life, kids love life and living. Why, that's why we were born! Just the same as you.

It's time to play outside. I'm on my bike and my little car. Soon I'll be in the boat. I'm just waiting for Pop to ask me. If he reads this he is bound to ask me.
Some adults don't live. Kids don't understand that. Kids know we are here to live and to live is to take action, to be in action. I hope I never stop just because I get older.
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Live life every day, starting right now.

We are not going to get out of this alive, so we might as well live.

What do you have to lose in living? Why aren’t you living? What are you waiting for?

Life is what happens while you are waiting and watching for something to happen, something to change, or your ship to come in. It’s the journey, not the destination. It’s the process, not just the end result.

Why do we wait to live? Why do we think we can’t live until, until we get, until we find, until we earn, until we retire, until we get X, until, until, until what? No, we live now, we live our dreams, and in the living, in the doing, is the manifestation of that which we want.

Yes, only in living will we get. Only in action do we accomplish. Only in living are we fulfilled and happy. Living is today, right here, right now, wherever we are, whatever our circumstances. Living is not in the future and living is not when something happens, it’s now.

It’s not what happens to you, or what others do, it’s how you react to it. It’s how you respond. You can’t control others, but you can control your response. It’s what you do now, that effects and changes your life and living tomorrow.

Today your life is based on what you have done up to now. Tomorrow is based on today. If you want to live well tomorrow, start today doing those things necessary to live well.

We need only to start, to make the decision, and then start taking the steps, no matter how small, to head towards the goal. We need to live the goal, live our life now, every minute.

Do you know anyone who is 70 years old? Have they lived 70 years? Or, have they lived 30 yrs with the last 40 just a repeat of the 30th year? To do the same thing year in and year out is not to live. We can live in the same house and have the same job and still live. But we can also just repeat the previous years. There is a difference. Which one are you?

Life is meant to be a daring adventure, full of learning, relationships, growth, and opportunity. But, it is only so if you embrace life as such and engage. Life is not sitting in a chair waiting. Life is not ignoring your dreams and desires.

Decide to live. Decide what excites you, what you want, and go for it. Take the first step today. Decide. Then, make the plan, the steps you need to take to achieve it.

Life will be worth living, exciting and fulfilling.

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