Between being and becoming is an #AttitudeOfGratitude
But first, let’s review 2011.
In 2011 I continued my obsession with pandas.
2012 is Year of the Dragon. The Water Dragon.
Don’t underestimate the things that I will do.
People have asked me where the phrase Between Being and Becoming came from.
George F. Will: All right, hands on buzzers. [ he hits several buttons on the machine, which spits out a quiz card that George reads ] “The precarious balance between infield and outfield suggests a perfect symmetry. For $50, identify the effect of that symmetry.”
[ the contestants stare cluelessly, as the buzzer sounds ]
George F. Will: Sorry. The answer is: “The exhilarating tension between being and becoming.” Being and becoming. Next question…
That phrase has been spinning infinity in my head since I first heard it.
I believe that life is a precarious balance, a perfect symmetry.
We have to be who we are, while becoming who we want to be.
We don’t just want to be hard-working, awake, and accepting of ourselves.
In 2012 I resolve to…
7. Be optimistic. Optimism creates luck.
9. Be punctual. On time is 15 minutes late. Early is on time.
11. Be happy. Happiness is the way.
Tom Landry said, “Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.”
That said, these twelve goals are qualitative, not quantitative. Each day as I wake up I can resolve to be grateful, excellent, lucky, bold, optimistic, creative, punctual, healthy, happy, and kind, but I’m not going to count each act of demonstrating that quality. It doesn’t feel right to count random acts of kindness (#raok).
Thoughts become words become actions become habits become character.
Who’s got it better than us? NOBODY!
Now excuse me while I pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space…