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70+ Quotes from How to Be Here by Rob Bell - Part Two

70+ Quotes from How to Be Here by Rob Bell - Part Two

Have you ever heard someone on a stage or in the office or the classroom doing the work, but he’s simultaneously searching for someone to tell him how good, accomplished, skillful, or excellent he is? It’s as if he’s searching for applause in order to keep going you can sometimes see it in their eyes, this deeply unfulfilled sense that they are incomplete, that they need the strokes and affirmation of others to be content…

If you are looking for a particular response to bring you joy, that response may never come.
- Rob Bell, How To Be Here, p. 147

70+ Quotes from How to Be Here by Rob Bell - Part One

70+ Quotes from How to Be Here by Rob Bell - Part One

Far too often, we don’t start because we can’t get our minds around the entire thing. We don’t take the first step because we can’t figure out the seventeenth step.

But you don’t have to know the seventeenth step. You only have to know the first step. Because the first number is always 1.

Start with 1.

- Rob Bell, How To Be Here, p. 92

60+ Quotes from Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

60+ Quotes from Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

“We like market research because it provides certainty - a score, a prediction; if someone asks us why we made the decision we did, we can point to a number. But the truth is that for the most important decisions, there can be no certainty.” - Malcolm Gladwell, Blink, pg.176

21 Before 22

"It's my birthday and I can make a new blog if i want to!"

birthday cupcake

Image Source: Cupcake Design

I've noticed the wordpress community has more access to different blogs using pages such as tags and freshly pressed. Whereas in blogger, you have a "next blog" button or you have to look through other people's followers.

Now that I'm back at the ripe ol' age of 21, I want to expand my opportunities.

I was inspired by A Beautiful Mess to make a goal list of 21 things to do before I am 22.

  1. Find a permanent volunteer position
  2. Complete 1 book; filled with journaling/scrapbooking
  3. Attend an opera
  4. Learn to sew with a machine
  5. Have someone write a guest post for my blog
  6. Support a protest
  7. Visit a main city in America
  8. Take an online blogging course
  9. Save $200+ in each savings account (I have 3 accounts)
  10. Write or translate a whole blog post in french
  11. Find a great cafe in Toronto
  12. Customize an outfit
  13. Read a self-help/self-improvement book
  14. Buy an original piece of art
  15. Rent movies and watch them all day
  16. Go vegan for at least 1 day each month
  17. Pay off my credit card debt
  18. Find my signature scent
  19. Watch a musical
  20. Participate in summerlicious
  21. Attend a TED talk

If you want some inspiration, here are some blogs that have to-do lists:

Hulk is Hungry, Dumb Funnery, My Stage My Choreography His Vision, 2 Boys n' Me, Alexandra Doffing, New Jersey Photographer Rich Green and you can check out more to-do lists here.