Over the last couple of months I've averaged about 25 hours a week sleep. I've been working on two projects for my company Zydeco Digital. Everyone wants to own their own business, but at the end of the day you end up working more hours for less pay while taking on more risk. The upside is worth it though. I'm the boss, I make my own hours, and my future success lies squarely on my shoulders.
"The greatest achievement is selflessness" - Lance Cpl. Niall Coti-Sears
Democrats fail to realize the country is bankrupt; Republicans fail to realize our stances on international law - immigration, habeus corpus, unsanctioned drone programs, torture - has diminished America's soft power.
I'm a member of the Libertarian party and I challenge you to investigate the issues on the Libertarian websites: www.reason.com and www.garyjohnson2012.com.
Those who achieve the most do not see themselves as competing. They see themselves as serving.
If you wish to make clear and unmistakable progress, be of service. If you seek to create great value, be of service.
When your strategy is to grab all you can as quickly as you can, you will be met with debilitating opposition. When your strategy is to be of genuine service, your support will run far and wide.
It is foolish to think that you can fight against the world. True success comes when you choose to work for the world.
At any age, in any condition, for every circumstance, there is much you can give to life. Look for what you can offer, and there is much that you will find.
Give birth to a rich prosperity that will fill your own life and the world around you. Choose always, at every opportunity, to be of service.
I've been receiving email updates from a group at Cornell University called the Legacy Project. The group has interviewed older Americans, compiled the interviews, and presented the results as lessons on life. Their website is interesting and informative.
Charlton Heston's commencement speech to Harvard Law:
"If Americans believed in political correctness, we'd still be King George's boys – subjects bound to the British crown...You are the best and the brightest. You, here in this fertile cradle of American academia, here in the castle of learning on the Charles River. You are the cream. But I submit that you and your counterparts across the land are the most socially conformed and politically silenced generation since Concord Bridge. And as long as you validate that and abide it, you are, by your grandfathers' standards, cowards."
It's been ten years since Heston gave the speech. In my humble opinion the situation has only gotten worse. In a climate of political correctness extremists take control and the public focuses on trivial speech made by trivial persons. I turn on the sports channel and instead of sports news the analysts are covering the latest tweets from TO or a coach's press conference rant. Comments from public leaders are taken completely out of context by major news shows. A comedian's rant on homosexuals is a top of the hour story (Tracy Morgan), a life long newswomen's off the cuff remarks ends her career (Helen Thomas), or a multitude of other instances are completely blown out of proportion.
Hopefully things change...