The Way I See It #76

From my grande size Starbucks cup

“The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating – in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life.” Anne Morris
Starbucks customer from New York City. She describes herself as an “organizational builder, restless American citizen, optimist.”

Truth be told, I bought the coffee to get another The Way I See It. Ordinary people saying extraordinary wisdom.

This one speaks to my commitment to a specific political cause. See the Maine HR Cafe and see if you can see what hill I’ve chosen to defend.

I found myself flooded with it last weekend, surging through web sites for material, developing a lesson plan of explanation, ignoring a neighborhood party, and writing a personal response that best represents my ruminations, reflections, and perceptions. During the surging flood, I realized afterward that I had unintentionally funked myself. What I have further discovered through today’s coffee cup is that commitments over done can briefly become prisons. The key to liberation sometimes is boundaries.

Then again, this coffee cup is #76. Add 17 to it and we get the important year of 1776, the year of America’s Independence from the tyranny of a foreign power. Coincidence?

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~ by RMSmithJr.SPHR on February 26, 2009.

One Response to “The Way I See It #76”

  1. Well, I went to Starbucks yesterday and played to get a new quote lottery. Lost. Must be in a national batch of #76. Or, what are the odds that two starbucks 30 miles or more apart, separated by several days, would have the same cup quote waiting to disappoint me?

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