The Monday Morning WHIP // 13

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That’s right folks. It’s days like today that mean we as Australians get the chance to live a pleasurable life. (And if you’re not an Australian, listen up. This goes for you too.) So why not use this opportunity to reflect on the Americans – Our crazy over zealous brethren from the North. Because although they may be crazy and over zealous, they are also very good at raising the bar. Especially on a day of national importance like today. So instead of downing a few stubbies in the backyard, read this post by Stan (http://branddna NULL.blogspot NULL.com/) and reflect on what you might be able to achieve this year.

“It’s never crowded along the extra mile” wrote positive thinking pioneer Wayne Dyer many years ago.

He’s right too.

But if you’re happy to settle for mediocrity, that’s fine by me.

And if you’re the sort of person who thinks that you don’t need to have amazing ideas to succeed in the creative industries, that fine by me too.

I couldn’t care less in fact.

For those of you who are interested in the journey along the extra mile, I’ll leave you with this excerpt from the inauguration speech of Barack Obama. A man who is more than familiar with that sparsely populated stretch of road.

“Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the fainthearted – for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame.

Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things – some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor — who have carried us up the long, rugged path toward prosperity and freedom.”

Written by Junior
Originally posted on: 26/01/2009
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