Leading The Unhurried Life ~ You Might Want To Try It!!

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Groucho

"I could dance with you till the cows come home. Better still, I'll dance with the cows and you come home." Groucho Marx from the 1933 film Duck Soup.

I read a fascinating blog post today from Maya Bailey that had a thought in it that some things "that maybe true for you, but it's not true for me". It made me think of the hurry everyone is in, and like waiting for the cows to come home, I vow to lead the "unhurried" life, despite what the world says I should do.

I'm as over there on the Type A scale, driven, impatient, as the next real estate professional to get results. But do we have to be CRAZY about everything in the fast pace of our lives? I realize with Facebook, and Twitter and Active Rain and all sorts of social media and technology gizmos the world is begging us to hop on board that train and go 100 mph down the track.

But my simple question is this to all the hurried types: Who is driving the train? And maybe secondarily why are you so in a rush to get there? Is there a fire you have to get to like your house is burning down? Not likely. There is a real art form of living in just slowing down, at least to know YOU are the one in control and not the other way around with life controlling you.

Leading The Unhurried Life ~ You Might Want To Try It!!

At least until the cows come home...

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Rainer
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As soon as I have time, I'll slow down!  I want to, I really do....

January 15, 2010 07:10 PM
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Ty Lacroix
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Gary

At the end of the day, dancing because you want to or dancing because you have to makes all the difference in the world.

Ty

January 16, 2010 10:10 AM
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Lynn Johnson
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Gary - as usual, you brought up a topic that holds a great deal of meaning for so many of us.  Through some of the recent changes we've experienced in this business I've had the chance to slow down and experience more of "life" - and what do you know - it's been really enjoyable.  I love being busy with my business, but have also been able to pursue many other recreational activities making my life more complete.  I guess this economic change was the catalyst I needed to understand that there's more to life than being busy with work.

January 16, 2010 02:47 PM
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Beverly of Bev & Bob Meaux
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Gary, I simply LOVE the cow pix and the thought of this post. Stop. Listen. Learn. Stopping is the complicated part.

January 28, 2010 04:52 PM
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Sabrina Shaw
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Gary,

Truer words never spoken! I can bashfully attest to being a 'hurried agent'.

 Dashing here and there in an effort to please (and make that cash, build that business).

Well today?

I'm down with a nasty bug. Rather more flat -out and outside of the odd trip back to kitchen for tea and Kleenex I'm spending the 'work day' in bed.

A recent series of stressy-events have got my attention too, as though my body is saying

"Girl, you better start taking it easier". So thanks for the reminder Gary.

Loving those cows today.

Thanks,

Sabrina in Vancouver

 

 

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