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The quote challenge – quote by Annie Dillard

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Imagine if you were gifted Rs. 8,64,00 rupees every morning to spend. What would you do? The condition is that the remaining money will not be added to the next day’s account. You will be given the same amount everyday.

You are given 86400 seconds every day, choose to use them wisely.

 How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives, says Annie Dillard, an American author and poet

What is your routine when not at work? Slouch and watch innumerable sitcoms all day? Or do random stuff with no specific interest? Or do you window shop online all day? Or watch random films? Or you spend a lot of time just scrolling through the pictures of random galli or other friends who you otherwise would never have met?

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Stop it, right there!

The quote above by Annie Dillard has begun to play a crucial role in my life. However, the ‘lives’ in the quote is very dynamic for me. It could be: childhood life, adolescent life, youth life, adult life, middle aged life, senior citizen’s life. In short: a life where a set of activities are continuously repeated.

I am currently between youth and adult life. During my childhood and adolescent life, I spent my days doing things, I had no clue about but they became the way I spent my life. But then a ‘stop’ button in my life, helped me stream line what I wanted to do. I am still figuring out stuff.

How do you decide how you want you life to be?

First decide: what you want to be and then plan activities around it. If you want to be a writer/editor, plan 3 – 6 activities, around reading, writing, editing and ensure you complete it. If you are not able to do that, push the list to the next day. But remember, each day needs to have six activities and until you complete it you cannot move further. You could set the number as per your convenience. This is a very interesting challenge as it frustrates you but helps you channelize and avoid multitasking too.

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Thank you Aseem Rastogi for this quote challenge. I did an audit of my day before posting this. Thanks again!

What is this 3-Day Quote Challenge?

Here it is –

  • Post one of your favorite quotes(different quote on each day) on three consecutive days. The quote can be from your favorite book, author, or your own.
  • Nominate 3 bloggers to challenge them – Today I nominate Subhorupji, Aarthee and Sunaina.
  • Thank the blogger, who nominated you.
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