Friday, December 4, 2009

5 - Move Forward - move Ahead

Continuing our analysis of Longfellow's poem the Psalm of Life we move on to the third verse which reads as :

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us further than to-day.

If we look around, we can make a general observation that the rich, live life King size - enjoying the comforts of all that money can buy. The poor on the other hand resign to their fate and meekly accept their lot - to live poor, to be servile to the rich and make peace with their woes. Longfellow very insightfully observes that enjoyment and sorrow are just two extreme ends of a continuum, and all human beings alternate between these tow extremes. However Life, he observes is to be lived on a different continuum which is just unidirectional - progressive.  

His formula of LIFE is simple - focus on moving ahead in your life and believe that each day brings new opportunities to  progress, to improve and to succeed. So go make the best of that opportunity.

Action Points :
  • What new activity can I attempt this week ?
  • How can I improve on my existing activities ?
  • In what ways can I make significant change in myself?

    Power Act - from is focused on - 
          Powering your Spirit to ACT Now.


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