Saturday, May 29, 2010

"Life Strategy 7: You Can Do It!"

"Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and
some men have mediocrity thrust upon them."
Joseph Heller Catch-22, 1961

"Famous"© 2008 by Isaac Schulz

From the "Heroes" Series.

In our last session, we discussed "Life Strategy 6.,Basics of Boredom." In this session, we explore "Life Strategy 7.,You Can Do It." Think of all the things in your life that may stand in the way of utilizing any or all of the previous six Life Strategies. Perhaps making a list would be a good idea. We suggest doing that now. Take all the time you need. Very good.

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"Each Day a New Day"© 2010
Starring Billy Schulz
Video Sketch
From "The Systemic Amazement Factorial"©

Now look at the items on your list. Do they represent insurmountable obstacles? Are any of the items something you can change? An attitude, perhaps. Maybe a habit? In "Life Strategy 7., You Can Do It." , we recognize that there are life circumstances and conditions that make it impossible to evoke Heroic change in one's life. Perhaps you may fall prey to one of these circumstances or conditions. Try considering if you qualify for this impossibility. Very good.

Do what you can,
with what you have,
where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

"Skimatic"© 2008
From the "Spidey-Hole Series"

We believe that as humans, we are not only just hard-wired. Think about that for a moment. That's fine. We suggest operating out of the understanding that Positive Change is abundantly available and has no calibration or scale. Even the smallest of initial actions can certainly be Heroic. Now is the time to embody "Life Strategy 7., You Can Do It."
Good luck with that.

Scene from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", 1969, Directed by George Roy Hill

"I mean it, Yossarian. You'll have to keep on your toes every minute of every day. They'll bend heaven and earth to catch you"
"I'll keep on my toes every minute."
"You'll have to jump."
"I'll jump."
"Jump!" Major Danby cried."

Joseph Heller Catch-22, 1961

This concludes this series of Life Strategies.

Note: empathinc. artist, Tomschulzartist, will enjoy a summer hiatus beginning this summer.
Pleas welcome empathinc. artist, Noah Shark, who will be filling in as summer replacement.

All art on this page by Tom Schulz, with the exception of the art on this page that is made by someone else.
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1 comment:

Jane Schulz said...

Billy wasn't enough - Oh NO,you had to bring in Paul Newman!

Tom, you blow me away.