David Quimby | Week 13

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”- Ferris Bueller in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. In our leadership training this week we talked about motivation and yourself. A quote that we went over talked about life moving at such a fast pace that we may forget what are motivation for what we are doing actually is. We can be heading so fast towards our goal that we can completely forget about the small steps that we need to take, the people that we need to thank, and the reason that we even started out on the path that we are currently on.

I found this quote by Ferris Bueller and its funny how the world changes, it even made me laugh a little. This movie was produced in 1986 and if we look back on that time period, it would be easy to say that life was a little slower back then. If people thought life moved fast at that time, what should we say about our society today? We literally can’t miss an e-mail as it is delivered right to our cell phone in our own hand. Within seconds you can obtain any kind of information that you are looking for right from your phone. We are all so quantitative oriented that we can easily forget about the quality of the effort that we are putting out there. It is so easy to look at the number of things that you have accomplished instead of saying, “Hey, look at this single amazing project I have put together”.

Not sure exactly where I was going with all of this but to finish it off It’s crazy how much of a sensory load that we continuously force our bodies to be under. I find myself working so hard some days that I easily make an excuse not to go out and even take a walk around the block.. to “smell the roses” sort of deal. More importantly, we need to keep the basics in mind: Our motivation, our core beliefs, our values.

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