Small Successes

The Full Cycle of Life’s Successes

Life’s a test – and you’re graded on a curve.

—At age 4, success is…not peeing in your pants.
—-At age 12, success is…having friends.
—–At age 16, success is…having a driver’s license.
——At age 20, success is…having sex.
——-At age 35, success is…having money.

——-At age 50, success is…having money.
——At age 60, success is…having sex.
—–At age 70, success is…having a driver’s license.
—-At age 75, success is…having friends.
—At age 80, success is… not peeing in your pants.

It’s a great week to watch for low flying objects
“You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.” (Chinese proverb)

You can also keep your eyes wide open to the horizon and always keep your wits about you by knowing where you have come from and where you are going so those same little birds have less of a chance of “dumping” on you. (proverbial peter)

It’s a great week for global wandering
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” — Mr. A. Einstein

How to get imaginative. Try opening to the best moments when creative imagination can happen: in the bath/shower, in the bed (esp. in semi-lucid waking state), and in the bus/car. Keep a note pad or tape recorder handy in case you feel inspired to jot down your thoughts. And check out a book called Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation by R. Keith Sawyer

It’s a great week for play…
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation”
– Playto (Plato)

It’s a great week for counting with both feet
“Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.” – George Santayana
P.s. Don’t count the days, make the days count!

It’s a great week for spending lavishly
“If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don’t hoard it. Don’t dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.”
– Brendan Behan (Irish playright)

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