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Thursday, 1st November, 2012, 02:31 PM #11
Not really. I'm more of a long walks on the beach kind of guy."Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose"
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Thursday, 1st November, 2012, 04:32 PM #12
Spellbinder (Lvl 16)
Plan B is to learn from my mistake and keep going! And if you're going to try and undermine my confidence and happiness then I'm not going to talk about this stuff with you. And if you insist on talking about it then I'm going to eliminate you from my life. I got no time for doomsayers.
Adventure Racing. That's something I really want to do some day.
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Thursday, 1st November, 2012, 04:33 PM #13
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Thursday, 1st November, 2012, 05:54 PM #14
The Grand Druid (Lvl 20)
Thursday, 1st November, 2012, 05:58 PM #15
I also think that prep is vital in most success. It seems that many people just don't understand how much prep is needed for some things. I usually define prep as, twice as long as a person who is interested in something took to learn it. So if I need to learn something I am not stoked about I go at it for around 2 times as long as someone I know who is successful at it because they love it.
It has always worked for me. Sometimes you may run out of time, energy, money, whatever but most of those recharge(except for time) and that is why time is so important. Why start something unprepared and waste the litle prep time AND the entire failure time of a project.
Go into it with a head of steam built on like a train that has taken awhile to get to full speed but once it is going...WATCH OUT!
I just don't want to waste a single moment.
Thursday, 1st November, 2012, 06:08 PM #16
Waghalter (Lvl 7)
Adventurer? Nada. I play it pretty safe, for the most part.
Dream job? Nada. I do what pays the bills, because I don't think I can come close to making what I do now if I were to pursue what I'd rather do.
Unfortunately, I find myself second-guessing many of my decisions because of this. I end up with various regrets.
To be fair, I have a good job. I have a good home life. My regrets are not the regrets of someone who made a ton of "wrong" decisions, but instead, while I have made some "wrong" decisions, my regrets are mostly that I made sub-optimal decisions, safe decisions and decisions that did not bring me closer to pursuing my dreams.
Perhaps one day I will become adventurous and pursue my dreams.
Thursday, 1st November, 2012, 06:13 PM #17
Thursday, 1st November, 2012, 07:08 PM #18
The Great Druid (Lvl 17)
I doubt anybody wants to be a garbage man, but somebody's got to do it. There's just not enough room on the beach for all of us to run surf shops.
I exagerate, but there's a limited band where some people can be free to ditch their crappy job for something truly better, and a much broader band where folks have to work with what they have and put up with it, because it's work.
I can appreciate the concept of "avoiding negative people", and in fact, when us normal folks hear somebody's "crazy idea" we should hold back from crapping on it with such "what's your plan B" comments.
but in turn, those folks who are taking the chance to pursue their dreams need to cut everybody else some slack. All these "negative people" did the same calculation on what to do with their life as you, and they got a different result that tells them to accept life as it is. to them, the likelyhood of failure is high and the consqequence is severe, as compared to accepting their status quo.
To a dreamer, I suppose that makes them look negative. But to those people, they are being pragmatic realists.
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Thursday, 1st November, 2012, 07:12 PM #19
Spellbinder (Lvl 16)
Time is really precious to me these days and I try to spend it doing things that fulfill and energize me. I've gotten rid of as much stuff as possible that I consider to be a drag.
Even so I get approached with lots of opportunities to get involved with projects or organizations or activities. I am a very positive and helpful person and I go through life with a pretty "say yes" attitude. But I've learned to step back and ask myself, "Is this thing really good for me to spend my time on?" And if my answer isn't "HELL YES!" then I tell them, "No thanks."
It's pretty liberating to think that way.
Thursday, 1st November, 2012, 07:16 PM #20
I wouldn't be too hard on yourself. However, many people I know who make safe decisions don't regret them as they fit in line with their expected outcomes. I would say at the very least try to identify why there is regret and if there is an underlying issue. Sometimes you can take care of the regret without making a hang-glider out of rubber bands and trying to see if it flies. Expected outcomes are where regret seems to pop up its ugly head.