The comment function in the blogoshere is a great tool to prompt dialog. Sometimes comments become lost in the minutia of a website and need to be elevated to get their proper due. This past week Christine found our website and left us the following message and we are convinced it needs elevating:
I've bookmarked your site, but I can't remember where I found it from...perhaps the 4-hourWW site?
Anyway, looking forward to being able to track your progress. It does seem SO easy when you read the book, but obviously, if it was, everyone would be doing it.
You have gone so much farther than the majority so far, so you're to be commended for that. Most people just "think" about it but never "act" on it.
I was a very successful marketing/pr executive for a large restaurant group, but quit my job in February when I realized that I was extremely miserable, bitter, and deadly-overworked. Shocked everyone around me (including maybe myself!!!).
I traveled to Florida for several months, rented a condo on the beach and enjoyed the vacation that I hadn't had in 4 years.
I've been back since July and have picked up a few freelance jobs, but nothing has really excited me so far.
I don't mean to philosophize too deeply here, but I think books like 4hr WW, The Secret, and such are so popular right now because we are all searching for some greater meaning to our lives. Our world is a mess, no matter where you live and it's books like this that gives us hope in living the enjoyable life that we should be living since we all know how short it truly is. I read the other day, the often stated phrase...'this is not a dress rehearsal', and yet we all wait so long to put our dreams into action. Why do we do that?
I myself sometimes feel paralyzed. I've got some great ideas, but I just can't move on them. What's my problem? I have no idea. Perhaps fear of success, perhaps fear of failure.
I think the key is to have a good support system of like-minded people. Alot of my friends/colleagues can't fathom the 4hr WW, or don't understand it. They think it's just a cool pipe dream. Perhaps it is. Or, perhaps
I'm just a great optimist and can see the potential down the road.
Again, maybe the power in The Secret and Tim's book, is that millions will read them, but only a few will implement. It takes discipline, belief, and courage.
Sorry for being so long-winded, but your site has struck a cord with me. It all seems very real.
I will keep coming back to get the motivation, insight and inspiration into this new way of living, and perhaps it will be a little easier knowing that someone IS rooting for your success!
Christine, welcome. We agree with you. We are constantly bombarded with marketing messages calling on us to take action - to wit the Nike mantra - "Just do it."
And so we are.
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