Being Great Means Creating Our Lives Actively

“Great people have a vision of their lives that they practice emulating each and every day. They go to work on their lives, not just in their lives. Their lives are spent living out the vision they have of their future, in the present. They compare what they’ve done with what they intended to do. And where there’s a disparity between the two, they don’t wait very long to make up the difference.

“They go to work on their lives, not just in their lives.

“I believe it’s true that the difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next.

“The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing.

“Let me repeat once more that great quote by Don Juan in Carlos Castaneda’s A Separate Peace: ‘The difference between a warrior and an ordinary man is that the warrior sees everything as a challenge, while an ordinary man sees everything as either a blessing or a curse.'”

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One response to “Being Great Means Creating Our Lives Actively

  1. Just to put the record straight…

    It is ‘ A Separate Reality’ not ‘A Separate Peace’.

    Of course a Zen master would choose to disagree ( Or may be he/she won’t:) .

    Going with the flow fully comprehending the larger patterns of existence is a tough game and an art!

    PP

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