Posts tagged dreams
How Planning Empowers Spontaneity

I'm a planner. Have been since college. And while I enjoyed spontaneity, it wasn't something that I purposefully embraced. In fact, it wasn't until I backpacked across 11 countries the summer after graduation that I realized how planning and spontaneity actually work together! It's an unusual concept, I know, but hear me out.

I believe that planning, in the sense that you have a good grasp on your own life, can actually empower you to embrace spontaneity without screwing up your life in the process.

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Leveraging Discipline to Overcome a Lack of Motivation

One of my favorite moments is sitting down over a hot cup of coffee with a friend and listening to them tell me of their most ambitious dreams. Months later, I find that no steps have been taken to realize that dream. Or maybe a few have, but then... you know... life happened. The motivation ran out.

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Let the Future Work for You

Buridan's Donkey - named after French philosopher Jean Buridan - is an illustration in philosophy in which a donkey that is equally hungry and thirsty is placed exactly midway between a stack of hay and a trough of water. Assuming that the donkey would choose whichever is closest, it would die, unable to make a rational decision and choose one over another.

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What if you don't want to be a doctor any more?

Stop living in the past, hung up on the time you spent crafting your life into something you didn't want to be. Revel in the possibilities that lie ahead, now that you know what you want to become.

The biggest adventure you can take is to risk the expected to reach for your dreams.

Doctor... listen to your heart.

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