"Age wrinkles the body - quitting wrinkles the soul!"
Every morning on Twitter, usually at 7:30, I share a quote generally about something related to the challenges of being in business. The idea of sharing quotes started years ago when it was a great way to build followers on Twitter, but today, it's become part of my morning routine. Reading a quote that's inspirational helps charge my battery for the day ahead.
For those of you who can't start the day without a cup of coffee, my scroll through cyberspace, and reading great quotes has become my Starbucks! Each quote gets me thinking about some aspect of my life and business. And, the inspiration gets me in the mood for whatever the day ahead is about to bring.
A few years back I spoke to a group of photographers at a local association and was excited to catch up to an old friend who I'd met years before through PPA. He was a great photographer specializing in portraiture, mostly seniors. Well, I was shocked to talk to him and found out he'd given up on photography as a career and gone back to working for a local retailer, completely outside imaging. When I read today's quote, it took me right back to talking with him and sensing his loss of creativity and definitely an aging soul.
I know there are times when we're all faced with situations we need to walk away from, but when it's something you're passionate about, you need to weigh all the alternatives.
I have looked in the mirror every day and asked myself,
"If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I'm about to do today?"
And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row,
I know I need to change something!"
There's nothing more I can add to Steve Jobs helping me make the point. Wishing everybody a terrific Wednesday and a day filled with projects and people who help make your life richer.
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