Channeling Your Adrenaline Rush to Create Meaningful Work – Daily Quote

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Sometimes we need to stop, to move forward. It’s difficult to do in our results-driven, 24/7/365, what-have-you-done-for-me-lately society. Our current culture makes it even more imperative to pause, reflect, and indulge in thoughtful consideration. Rushing headlong into activities provides an adrenaline rush that confirms our existence. It can also be a potential disaster, which changes our lives in unexpected ways.

I am addicted to the thrill of living. Experiencing the highs and lows lurking around every corner is my fuel. I love incorporating these small moments into my writing. I find they are often pivot points which direct and predict our future. By stopping to consider the possibilities, we grant ourselves the luxury of making conscious judgment calls. We put ourselves in control. We determine our trajectory based on thousands of tiny decisions, minor course corrections that place us on a specific path. This is where the true fun lies.

How will today’s decisions shape your destiny?

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Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

5 thoughts on “Channeling Your Adrenaline Rush to Create Meaningful Work – Daily Quote

  1. We’ve made a virtue of busyness and a value of impatience. You’re right, ironically, that our culture’s current norms of rush and accomplishment by rushing, we need more than ever to slow down and consider what we’re doing. As you say, to consider the possibilities. I’m grateful for your claiming (correctly) that decision-making with reflection is both wise and “fun.”

    I was on my way to the pharmacy today before it closed and ran into my neighbor with her irascible dogs. I like both the person and the dogs and decided my rush could grind quickly to a halt so I might have some time with these fine beings. By the time I got into my car, I noticed that I had let nearly all the time elapse to get to the store (not the biggest deal except that I was out of two things I was going to get). I decided to drive anyway (to have a drive) and went toward the store. I actually got to the pharmacy with two minutes left, and the kind folk there helped me out. I don’t see this story as one about reward so much as one about adapting and taking the time to listen and catch up with friends (two of the friends dogs, so to say).

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    • I love your story, Christopher. Sometimes things work out exactly as they should, if we just let them. Spending time with people (and animals) whose company we enjoy is always worth the effort. If you had rushed off to the pharmacy you might have ensured that you got the things you needed, but I dare say you might have been less happy.

      Bravo for taking the time to enjoy your day.

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