What if the Hokey Pokey is what its all about?
No matter where you are in life, every so often you need to stop and ask yourself the philosophical question this article poses: What if the Hokey Pokey is what its all about?
Think about it.
What if, when we get up to those pearly gates, they dont ask us how many awards we received or stuff we accumulated or software programs we finally mastered? What if we are asked how much singing and dancing we did with our friends and loved ones?
Hokey Pokey is a great metaphor for focusing on the
goals that matter. Not the stress and structure
goals of youth, but the self delighting goals that
come when the hard stuff is done and a new world
stretches before you. Here are a couple tips on how
to use the wisdom of the
your hand in and shape the life you
your hand out - to others.
Put your whole self in!
Marketing consultant Gregg Arnold talks about cheetah marketing strategies. The cheetah is incredibly fast, but only for a short distance. Its meal of choice, the giselle, is not quite as fast, but can run much longer. When the cheetah picks out a giselle for dinner, the giselle heads into the herd -- not as a gesture of solidarity, but in an effort to distract the cat with someone else.
The giselle yells the antelope equivalent of - How about Lardo Larry over there? or Look! Theres Lame Linda! The cheetah knows that she doesnt have the speed to mount more than one chase. If she is distracted, she goes hungry. The pay-off for the cheetah is in focused commitment. Thats where it is for us too.
important, Take your whole self
is more to the Hokey Pokey than simply putting body
parts in and out.
They decided to retire instead. Today they are in their 80s and the same three flaws continue to hold true!
Here, the Hokey Pokey reminds us that sometimes our goal is inappropriate, and we have to turn ourselves around!
The difference between success in life and simply not failing, is how often we take risks, refurbish postponed ideas, or try new adventures. You can cling to the comfort of a motto like: Eagles may soar but weasels arent sucked into jet engines. Or explore a more adventurous slogan like: You cant steal 2nd with your foot on first! The young say the early bird gets the worm, but as we get older we recall that it is the second mouse that gets the cheese!
Take some risks! If a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, make it a dance step and Hokey Pokey into the next chapter of your life!
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