Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Celebrate ordinary and trust yourself

I've read two really good posts this week.

The first is "Redefining Success and Celebrating the Ordinary" in the New York Times. Society is geared towards recognition for the first, the best, the achiever... those with stellar accomplishments. There's a too strong link between extraordinary and success. Success is so many things including being a kind person who enjoys what they do.

A lovely sentence from a guy quoted in the piece, "Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you."

The second post is from Penelope Trunk; I subscribe to her blog. Her new one is "Best advice to twentysomethings: trust yourself". I think it is great advice to everyone, especially those on 'alternative paths', those who question whether they're wasting their time, those worried about 'progress' in life... It's a good perspective on being fine with who you are and where you are.

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