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Poetic Procrastination

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                                                 My plate is so full I don’t want to eat anything on it.

 

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Don’t Call Me That

mount everestBecause I check my LinkedIn page once in a while, I am exposed to articles about how to get ahead on the job, networking, advances in medicine, and sometimes the results of research or surveys.

Recently NPR reviewed a study done by the National Institute of Aging and I LOVE THE RESULTS!

I thought, Ha ! Here’s my ammunition for all the people that say I need to relax more, be more spontaneous. Have more fun. Maybe I am just leading a more purpose driven life (nod to Rick Warren).

This is where I am going to take a side road.

I’ve been called an overachiever, a word that is not even in the dictionary. I checked. It’s not there. The reference annoys me. Someone is making a calculation that I am trying to accomplish things out of my realm — thinks I’m trying too hard.

Maybe we overachievers aren’t people pushing ourselves beyond our natural capacities; maybe we’re just not content with wandering aimlessly through our days, giving breath to the meaning of gluttony and living vicariously through the televised antics of celebrity seeking attention whores. Maybe our superegos are so big that we can’t possibly imagine our only function is to procreate and get old without doing too much damage to ourselves and anyone else.

 I am going to get on my gigantic soapbox and say one last thing.

Your life is a gift. No one owes you anything. You decide if you want to leave a mark on this world and what kind of mark that will be. Push yourself a little. When it’s all done and over, people might not remember what you said, but they will remember how your life impacted them.

And P.S. Don’t let anyone call you an overachiever.

 http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/28/334447274/people-who-feel-they-have-a-purpose-in-life-live-longer

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