The Noodler – May 23, 2017

Every day, I will post a “noodler” – a provocative question, hoping to inspire interaction and response.  I will respond for me in my comments, and you can respond in comments, or re-blog with your response and ask your readers to participate too.

Daily Prompt – Catapult

Today’s Noodler:

Are you content in the present? If not, what do you feel is holding you back? If you were given a way to catapult yourself from the present to your ideal state – age, career, house, etc. immediately, would you do it? Would you catapult yourself if it meant you’d miss out on timelines in your life, but you would be where you want? How do you feel about people who seemingly have success overnight?

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  1. My ideal state would be a larger house and being a paid author. I would love to not be broke all the time. Despite that, yes, I am content. I wouldn’t catapult myself, because I think every step I take builds, like a pyramid, to make me who I am. I’ve always loved “You learn more from your mistakes. I also really believe that house, job, and money are honestly kind of irrelevant. Someone told me, “you get a few lines in an obituary when you die, and no one will write about what a great worker you are.” that plus “you get a birth year and a death year. What you do with the dash is up to you” I don’t believe that it has to be hard to be worth it, or even that you have to work hard to make your dreams come true, but I don’t think there is a quick fix either. I think to truly be content and happy, you have to accept where you are in every minute of your life, otherwise, you are in the past or the future, and that robs you of now, just like a catapult would rob you of the time you skip.

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  2. Answers to questions: 1) Yes. 2) Not applicable (see #1) 3) No. 4) Not applicable (see #1 again) 5) If they are people I don’t know, I don’t feel anything about them. If they are people I know, I feel happy for them.
    Note: Archimedes invented the catapult; he was not all that pleased about it.

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  3. I am content in the present. A lot of hard work, heartache, misery but also joy has gone before.. and I look forward to what lies ahead 😃🦉

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    1. 🙂 I love that!!!! I agree, I’ve been saying that my life is the “Joy of discovery” I feel like I find something new every day 🙂 I saw someone post “Failure is the condiment that flavors the taste of success.” I liked that! 🙂

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