Opportunities come and opportunities go. How many times I've wondered, "what if I had gone to Berkley instead of San Diego State" or "what if I had said yes to that job opportunity." Weighty life choices are not always easy to make. But when the fun ones appear... Carpe Diem, seize the moment!
Being a fan of live Improv, one of the first rules at improv is don't deny. There aren't too many rules in improvisation, but if you say no to your partner, the scene can come to a complete stop. Why wouldn't the same hold true for opportunity? So many opportunities happen while socializing over food and drink.
This holiday season, prep to your little heart's content. But don't forget to relax, quiet the mind, enjoy those around you and make your life extraordinary when the opportunity presents itself.
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Carpe Diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary - John Keating, a character played by Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society (1989)All of us are fairly consumed at the moment with making the holidays just right. Travel arrangements, cooking, buying gifts, decorating...I could go on and on. But at the end of all the planning and execution, it's about being together. Oh yeah... and being present. When I'm in the "present" space and let go of a bit of control, I'm usually rewarded by unexpected moments.
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