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This year… make things happen!

“Getting things done is not the same as making things happen.

You can…
…reply to email.
…pay the bills.
…cross off to-do’s.
…fulfil your obligation.
…repeat what you heard.
…go with the flow.
…anticipate roadblocks.
…aim for “good enough.”

Or you can…
…organise a community.
…take a risk.
…set ambitious goals.
…give more than you take.
…change perceptions.
…forge a new path.
…create possibility.
…demand excellence.

Don’t worry too much about getting things done.
Make things happen.”
~ Gina Trapani (Lifehacker)

Read more brilliant and inspiring stuff in the ebook, What Matters Now (pdf).

Ps. Have trouble finding your passion?  Make sure you catch Derek Sivers note on Passion on page 51.

2 Responses to “This year… make things happen!”

  1. Beena Raju says:

    Sincerely appreciate your initiative to ‘inspire’ others. So proud of you and keep up the good work.

  2. Arif Vakil says:

    Thank you so much Mrs. Beena. It is I who has been fortunate that I have had teachers like yourself. By the way Mrs. Beena, we have started a school! Right here in Bangalore :-) It’s called ILM Montessori. Here is our website: http://www.ilm-foundation.com

    Inshallah more details on that in an upcoming blog post.

    warm regards,
    Arif

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