Getting Things Done

I’ve being doing enough work to get by.
I have NOT been doing enough work to set myself above the rest.

Quite frankly,

This has to stop right here, right now.

Blog posted on: June 8, 2006

13 comments on “Getting Things Done

  1. Lauris

    Is this some kind of self-inspiration?
    I don’t think you’re spending your time sitting and watching TV!

  2. Marco

    A smart man once told me that laziness is just the embodiment of something you are not fully committed to.

    So commit yourself to the task already!

    Have a nice day!

  3. Wirthy

    I wouldn’t worry about it yet. Wait until it’s been going on for 5-10 years. That’s what I did.

  4. michael75

    The Rat Race Explained:

    A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist
    complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and
    asked how long it took him to catch them.

    “Not very long,” answered the Mexican.

    “But then, why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?” asked the

    The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his
    needs and those of his family.

    The American asked, “But what do you do with the rest of your time.”

    “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a
    siesta with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see
    my friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few
    songs…..I have a full life.”

    The American interrupted, “I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help
    you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell
    the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a
    bigger boat,the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy
    a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire
    fleet of trawlers.

    Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can negotiate
    directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own
    plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico
    City, Los Angeles or even New York City! From there you can direct
    your huge enterprise.”

    “How long would that take?” asked the Mexican.

    “Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years,” replied the American.

    “And after that?”

    “Afterwards? That’s when it gets really interesting,” answered the
    American, laughing. “When your business gets really big, you can
    start selling stocks and make millions!”

    “Millions? Really? And after that?”

    “After that you’ll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the
    coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a
    siesta, and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends!”

  5. me2press

    Nev you have done many things that many will never do. I know that it is tough wanting to get ahead I have been doing the same thing and sometimes feel the same as you. I see so many stories on people who have over come so much and made their dreams come true. It takes time or it takes that one momment that you just had enough and make drastic changes (Drive). You might be at that stage where you need to get one big idea and just run with it. Good luck everyone who thinks like you is pulling for you.

  6. Robert Nanders

    That’s the funniest thing I’ve seen all day :-P Very cute, and sadly true that that’s often what ends up happening – you can live a comfortable life, or you can play a red-queen game by running as hard as you can to stay in the same place.

  7. Anonymous

    I agree with the previous post referring to a lack of commitment. Sometimes taking time out is not a bad idea. Smell the roses, clear your head.
    You have been doing too many things and nothing well. Plenty of half-baked, me-toos. That could explain your lack of commitment. I myself lack commitment when deep down I know my idea has no leggs. All you need is one original idea or original spin on an old one.
    Ideas have to come to you, while you seem to be actively chasing them (more like desperately chasing & copying ideas of others).
    Your ultimate goals are commendable, your current direction is not.
    Plenty of folks here just kissing up. “You are great, everything is great, awsome…”. All the time the voices of critics should have been really listened too. JMHO

  8. personal finance

    Everyday is a competition between the person that you are at this very moment and the person you want to become in the future.


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