“The loudest noise in the world is silence.” – Thelonious Monk
It was a 6:00am flight. That meant getting up at 3:30am, driving to the airport, returning the rental car, taking a shuttle bus to the terminal, and then experiencing the joys of security. The cup of coffee made in the hotel room provided enough of a jolt to get me to the gate, but its effects had worn off.
While boarding the plane, I stopped at the entrance to allow the flight attendant to hang up a jacket. She thanked me, and said that I now got to make a decision for the entire plane – should she turn on the boarding music or not?
“Not. There’s no need for any extra noise this early in the morning.”
“"Happy, contented people make conscious, careful choices about their life focuses that endorse their individual values." – Gail McMeekin
I believe in goals. Over 25% of the posts on this blog have had something to say about goals. Having an objective helps provide direction and purpose. Of course, we need to make sure we have the right objectives.
Hard work is an important part of our lives. Sometimes the effort is a combination of physical, mental and emotional. We can’t expect accomplishments without labor and sweat. But we also need rest to allow our bodies and spirits to recover.
Success – reaching our goals through hard work and determination – is a great sensation. Knowing that we’ve achieved what we set out to do, that we’ve overcome the obstacles and challenges before us. Winning feels better than losing. However, the obsession to succeed can blind us from what’s really important.