• i didn´t realize that i intuitively draw the pen at the left. Another southpaw like me...

    Or is this an unconscious self-portrait?

introspection

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Today I read this from a gooood e-zine I get every week. Thought of sharing it...
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What in the World Are You Doing?
by Chris Widener

"Hi there, Chris Widener here. This week I want to talk with you about leaving an impact legacy. "What is an impact legacy?" you may ask. It is how you impact people and the world around you. You see, many people glide through life and do not make much of an impact. That is unfortunate. Others though, those driven by a purpose and passion for living, are continually making the world a better place and making an impact wherever they go. That's what I believe you want to do.

In order to help you reflect on this during this week, I want to ask you a question: What in the world are you doing?

Here is the typical life - typical, though not everybody does it this way. But for the most part, people's lives generally go something like this:

You're born
You eat and sleep
You play with toys
You go to school
You play little league
You go to school
You learn to drive
You go to school
You leave high school
You go to more school, but you pay for it now
You get a job
You get married
You buy a house
You have kids
You watch your kids eat, sleep, play and go to school
You work, work, and work
You retire
You die

That's the basic life, isn't it? I know there is more to it, but that is about it for most people.

Here is that question again: What in the world are you doing?

I mean, what are you doing besides the typical "enjoying yourself while you are waiting to die" scenario? What kind of impact are you making?

What I believe sets the successful apart is that they don't just live the average life. They don't just pass time. They make an impact. They have something compelling in their life that drives them - something that gives them an answer when they are asked that question: What in the world are you doing?

º I'm helping children.
º I'm creating a business that supports many families.
º I lead a church.
º I am defending our liberties.
º I am raising great children.
º I'm teaching others to improve their lives.
º I help people have fun.
º I create memories for people.

In other words, successful people always come down to this:

º I make an impact and help other people by (fill in your purpose here).

What in the world are you doing?

If you want to be successful, you need to be able to answer that by describing how you help others. Because if you aren't helping others - if you aren't making an impact - you are just taking up space, eating food and waiting to die.

Here's the question for you to answer this week and what to do with your answer:

What in the world are you doing?

If you know, then you are good to go - live it and make an impact!

If you don't know, then maybe you need to reflect on what you are doing, what your life is about, and how you can explode the mundane bubble you may be living in!

The world needs impact makers - so live to be one!

Have a great week!
Chris"

-excerpted from Jim Rohn's Twelfth Pillar of Success: Legacy, Part Three of the Jim Rohn One-Year Success Plan- www.jimrohn.com

Novian, debora smail, Alice Batelli, and 58 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. StarrGazr 98 months ago | reply

    Love the cartoon! Thanks for the good read. I think my life falls into the "Behind every good man, there is a woman..." category and most days, I'm fine with that as I am also a living legacy for my children who will have it better than I did. I hope that is for the better.

  2. eye of einstein 98 months ago | reply

    very interesting read..

  3. Ken Mitchell [deleted] 98 months ago | reply

    LoL. You've Been Readin Books Again. Oh Dear. Good Artwork.

  4. Dave McLean 98 months ago | reply

    Great read. Thanks for sharing!

  5. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ 98 months ago | reply

    I am happy to know you liked the reading! Thank you.

    And the drawing...! I thought about making the buddy scratching his head in bewilderment... but got this at first try. I realize now (added a note) that I made the buddy a lefty like me... So now I am thinking if this may be a sort of self-portrait...

    That it reflects my current state of mind, ain´t no doubt about it.

    =)

  6. [Vidar] [deleted] 98 months ago | reply

    me gustaria el texto si su enfoque no fuera tan yanki

  7. alternatePhotography 98 months ago | reply

    I think about this a lot. I do a lot, but still don't feel like I'm making the kind of impact I wish I would. Work in progress...

    Thanks for the reminder :)

  8. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ 98 months ago | reply

    Lamento que no te guste Vidar, igual te entiendo. A mi tambien me satura un poco el tono de textos de este tipo a veces por esa razon, pero trato de rescatar la idea.

    David, work in progress, I know what you talk about. Feel the same here. =)

  9. PolloPatagonico [deleted] 98 months ago | reply

    Gise, 5:44 AM acabo de llegar, ademas de mi pésimo inglés se me caen las pupilas, 2 toneladas cada una, me quedó conn el bidujito con cariño como me decía mi sobrino Joaquín cdo me regalaba uno, besos y disfrutá el finde largo.

  10. pop500km 98 months ago | reply

    :))very nice!

  11. gina.banina 96 months ago | reply

    Great illustration.

  12. midwestjournal 56 months ago | reply

    Thanks for your great illustration. I see it's very popular with others besides me.

    And thanks for setting it up as a creative commons license - I've created a blog page using this, titled, "Purpose/Passion - what drives you, what makes you happy?" - for my book.

    Thanks again - hope to see more of this great work.

  13. Jessica Nunemaker 52 months ago | reply

    From a fellow lefty -- this is so cute!

    I used it here: mycollegeguide.org/blog/09/2009/make-your-personal-statem...

    Thank you, thank you!

    Jessica
    mycollegeguide.org

  14. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ 52 months ago | reply

    Thank you Jessica, and also gothunk and all, from previous months I didn't thanked in time (sorry for that!)

    Great to see my works are so well used! Thanks for letting me know and you know, you can use any other material from my stream. :))

    Best!

  15. MyFriendsHotel.com 45 months ago | reply

    Hi Alieness, just to let you know that I've used your image here on my new site / concept....
    blog.myfriendshotel.com/info/help/
    I hope that's ok with you as I love it!
    Pete

  16. Ready Set Startup 41 months ago | reply

    Hi Gisela,
    I love this picture. Thanks for making it available under creative commons. I have used it on my site here: Ready Set Startup - Help with Business Plans
    Keep up the great photography!
    Susan

  17. TheAlieness GiselaGiardino²³ 41 months ago | reply

    Glad it was of good use for you!!! Cheers and all the best with your work you too!

  18. AliApow 7 months ago | reply

    Thanks so much for sharing! :) love the graphicI used it in my blog here:) theinvisiblef.com/2013/09/22/what-makes-your-life-worthwh...

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