I know a man who took the California bar six times before he passed it. He has been practicing law for 20 years…and has hated every day of it. When asked why he doesn’t either change careers or try a different type of law, he replies by saying “because I never quit. If nothing else, I am persistent; that’s who I am.” (more…)
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I recently came across a rather simple idea for how people can change, how they can create the relationships they want, the job they want, and ultimately the life they want.
The next night George invited them all to meet at the barn for a surprise. When they arrived there was Jackson with Mickey on his back. Mickey had Jackson walk around the barn, back up, get down on his knees, and go over to each of the counselors and give them all a friendly bump with his head. They were all blown away by what they saw. Their mouths dropped open and remained that way for several minutes as they tried to get their heads around the fact the Jackson was not a plow horse, but a thoroughbred racing horse!
Woody Allen’s film, Midnight in Paris, focuses on the discontent of a Hollywood screenwriter, Gil, who is visiting Paris with his fiancé, Inez, and her parents; he is struggling to complete a novel while Inez is planning their wedding and buying furniture with her mother. Gil yearns to live in another era, where life, in his mind, was simpler, more creative, and alive. While roaming the streets of Paris at midnight, he accidentally finds himself in Paris of the 1920s where he meets with his literary and artistic heroes of the past, e.g., Hemmingway, Fitzgerald, Stein, Dali, Cole Porter, et al. He is mesmerized by their conversation and enthralled with the period. His yearning to live in a different era is augmented by his fantasy of that era. For him, Paris of the 20s becomes the quintessential Golden Age.