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Be Present Today–Trust30

Posted on: June 1, 2011


Today’s writing prompt is short, yet I’ve still given it a lot of thought. It reads:

Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing. The force of character is cumulative. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

If ‘the voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tracks,’ then it is more genuine to be present today than to recount yesterdays. How would you describe today using only one sentence? Tell today’s sentence to one other person. Repeat each day. (posted by Liz Dansico)

Our perception of the world is highly skewed by our immediate environment.

Today, Bruce and I took a tour of a local recycling/waste management facility, along with some current UW business school students. Bruce is an alumnus of the program, two years out. We were chatting with one of the current students who had recently moved to the area from Silicon Valley, comparing Seattle with the Bay Area (my home area), and she talked about the much higher level of entrepreneurship and drive here. Not that I have any desire to return to my homeland, but the only time I noticed significant entrepreneurial spirit here is when B was in business school–surrounded by like-minded people. Perhaps I move in the wrong circles for business motivation? Thus, my quote of the day.

(This beat out the much less intriguing “reducing waste is good” and “today is Brian’s birthday”.)

Twenty-eight more days in the #trust30 writing challenge! And there will be a recipe Friday this week! I have a good one… 🙂

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