Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tunnel to the other Side ...

A tunnel to Yugoslavia would have simplified the trip from landlocked Czechoslovakia to the sea… …if Cold War politics hadn’t interfered tunnel-to-the-other-side

Snippets from Fiona 
Every journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step (Lao-Tzu).

One of the best tips I ever received about getting stuff done comes from Japanese psychologist, Shoma Morita: “people…think that they should always like what they do, and that their lives should be trouble free. Consequently, their mental energy is wasted by their impossible attempts to avoid feelings of displeasure or boredom, and they fail to advance their self-development…” Morita advises us to “Begin taking action now, while being neurotic or imperfect or a procrastinator or unhealthy or lazy or any other label by which you inaccurately describe yourself. Go ahead and be the best imperfect person you can be and get started on those things you want to accomplish…” In other words, we don’t have to be perfect to get stuff done. We just have to make a start.