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Being part of something - leaving a legacy

09 May 2012, 10:21

What differentiates the great people from the merely mediocre?


I look at someone like Richard Branson and sometimes wonder what drives him. I have read the books about getting up in the morning, harvesting life, enriching yourself but how do you actually start? We all read about what is happening in South Africa, the world and we all say "let us do something about it". What are we actually doing? It is easy to write a blog, comment on an article and think that we are making a difference.

The problem with the current pace of living is that it does not leave any room for doing "great" things. We generally go about our business of work, family and maybe a bit of socializing, leaving little space for anything else. Somewhere greatness* is exchanged for contentedness. I am not going to tell you how to get to the former because I haven't figured it out either.

I think that a lot of our time management nowadays is so taken up by social media, blogging, reading articles or playing games. How often do you wake up and the first thing you do is check your facebook or twitter. Then go to the office and do the same followed by a stint on News 24 or catching up with the latest sports report.

I have now resorted to an alarm clock waking me up in stead of my phone. This gives me an extra minute to kiss my wife good-morning. I think that a lot of what we want to achieve in life is not about making life changing decisions but rather making small changes where you are already.

I find many people that can tell me where they want to be in 10 years but not too many people who knows what they want to leave behind. I am going to try and change my mindset to continue to be more productive. That starts right after I finish writing this blog. (Ok - I might follow that up with seeing if anyone actually comments on this)

* - State of superiority

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