I love ideas. And I especially love people who are brave enough to try something different- to think and act outside the box. Sometimes I find myself going through life doing what is expected of me and following the rules of polite society and then I stumble upon someone who is totally shaking things up and coming at life from a completely different angle. And you know what – it’s refreshing!
I am inspired by writers, inventors, bloggers, comedians, politicians, filmmakers and everyday people who are willing to question conventions- to not accept “no” for an answer and to stand up to stalwart conventions and try something new. “What if” is a powerful combination of words. Wouldn’t it be an interesting experiment for all of us to really examine the things we take for granted in life…the things we stubbornly cling to and “know for sure”…..and to broaden our perspective (if only momentarily) to consider things differently.
You may have seen this video but I think it’s worth posting and watching again. This young man is only 13 years old but is unbelievably wise. He shares the relatively new notion of “life hacking” –
Life hacking refers to any productivity trick, shortcut, skill,
or novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life;
in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem of a person in a clever or non-obvious way.
I invite you to watch this short clip and then to consider your own life – work, relationships, education, nutrition, health, entertainment, volunteering – and think about any “hacks” you might be able to implement. Heck – if a 13-year-old can do it then so can we!
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