• Pipe Dream Manifesto

    Well-being

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    The human being is known for being anything but perfect. So why are we so hard on ourselves when we fall short of our goals? Remember the old saying our parents first preached to us, "If at first you don't succeed then try, try again?" Well, we as a people, need to live each day of our lives by this encouraging saying. Most of us are all guilty of abandoning goals we set out to finish leaving them lingering in the back of our minds. This is only normal and we have seemed to forget that. We just seem to cash in one goal for another as a way of starting over. If only we would only stick to our goals and ambitions we could all accomplish much more than we can imagine. We need to search deep within ourselves for the strength and perseverance it takes to see things through to the end.

    One case and scenario is a good friend of mine who we will call the king of pipe dreams. One day he decided that he was going into business for himself as a pressure washer. He came up with this grand scheme of producing flyers and getting his name out there to pick up some extra cash. Well, he went to the local depot and bought a brand new pressure washer for about two hundred and fifty dollars. I asked him why he invested so much money up front on an expensive pressure washer. He responded simply that he only uses top of the line products, but thats a different manifesto all together. Anyway, before i get carried away, he came home and tested out his new contraption on his own driveway. He got about half way done, then realized that it was actual hard work and that was the last time he ever touched the thing.

    This only goes to prove my point about finishing what we start. Not only that but perhaps choosing our battles more carefully. Only begin projects you sincerely plan to see through instead of trying to tackle the world. We need to take our goals one step at time and try not to carry such a Hefty load. Then maybe we could actually accomplish we start. We all know how good it feels when we reach victory so take life in stride.

    Consider everyday a second chance, a way to start over or a timeline to a goal not so distant in the future. Whatever your goal maybe; a gym membership, a healthy diet, quitting smoking or playing guitar just remember the ultimate goal is to become a better person. "If we don't take action now, then we'll settle for nothing later." - Rage Against the Machine

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