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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Frittery Will Get You Nowhere

Do you ever find yourself frittering away your time, going from one thing to the next without ever achieving a thing? Well if that is how your days go, welcome to the lives of so many others.

In the modern age, there are so many things available for us to choose from – hobbies, so many different hobbies!, movies, books, sports, courses, radio, TV, restaurants, family, friends. There is barely time to get through the morning paper, get to work, shop, get home, watch TV, eat, housework, visit family and friends.

It’s no wonder our heads are in a whirl trying to sift through the clouds of should do this, must do that, have to do, and so on.

“Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.” Elbert Hubbard

Elbert Hubbard was born in 1856 in America. He did many different things in his early life, but went on to set up the Roycroft Arts and Crafts community, which was a hub for many of the great and creative people of his time. This group included writers, philosophers and free thinkers.

Elbert focussed his main energies on this group, publishing a great many works of biography, history and great thought.

Elbert didn’t fritter his time, he maintained his focus on the things that matter to him, right to the very end of his life in 1915, when he and his second wife, Alice, both died when the boat they were on, the Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-20. So ended a great thinker.

You can take something from this life. Elbert Hubbard accomplished much, because he didn’t get distracted by the little things in life that didn’t help him achieve his goals. His idea of holding to what must be done, every single day, to achieve what you most want to achieve.

Elbert Hubbard is remembered now through many pithy quotes, that relate to life now in the 21st century as much as they did last century and the century before, when he lived.

What is it you most want from your life? Hold to that thing, work toward it every single day, and every day will bring you closer to what you most desire.

Whether your desired thing is good health, a happy family life, publication of a book, a career in acting, hold to that thought, and work toward it. The skimpy, time-wasting items in life will seem less important then, and you will be able to focus on the main goal of your life.

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