“Never practice more than three or four hours a day. No one can concentrate longer than that, and you must spend the rest of your time learning about life and love and art and all the other wonderful things in the world. If a young person sits in the practice room all day, what can he possibly have to express in his music?” – Arthur Rubinstein
Sage advice from a master. Imagine a world where we all took time to actually enjoy life. If we took time to see the beauty around us, had the energy to support those we love without ourselves feeling overtaxed, spent time enjoying each other… In other words, imagine a world where we were truly engaged in the act of living instead of simply “doing”.
Are you willing to work toward a life fully lived? I am.
Have you ever heard of Simon Sinek? Me neither. At least not until my friend, Kim LeClair sent me her latest issue of Find Your Unique. (Check it out yourself at http://www.findyourunique.com).
Seems Mr. Sinek isn’t nearly as cynical as his name suggests. He’s spent a lot of time hanging out with the U.S. Marine Corps trying to figure out what makes those guys tick. What is it that allows them to put themselves in harm’s way for the sake of others? The answer and how they “learned” to do what they do may surprise you. It sure did me.
The marines are known for their hardcore basic training that finds them crawling through mud under barbed-wire fences at all hours on little sleep and…. you get the idea. Definitely not anyone’s idea of a spa weekend. But did you know that in addition to the infamous obstacle course, Marine recruits must also face a confidence course? It’s that one, more than anything else, that makes them marines. Curious? I’ll let Simon Sinek give you the details…
Yes, the talk is long but a lot of it is Q & A at the end. Listen up to the 17:30 mark and you will learn what the Marine Corp training program has to teach the rest of us.
So what is a post like this doing in Movement Matters? Simply, it’s about learning and discovering what makes us human. It’s about finding how to live fully. And THAT Matters!