3 Simple Rules in Life

I took this photo of the ancient Hawaiian tradition of “Hukilau” (which means to pull leaves) a few years ago, on the island of Oahu.  Traditionally, a group of family and friends would pull a large net together to get fish.  Leaves were added to the net, to scare the fish into the center of the net, for a bigger take.  It’s definitely back-breaking work but it fed the village.  All pitched in and all benefited.

I used this photo because it reminds me that nothing happens without action.  I’m no fisherman, but I know that if you want fish, they’re not going to jump onto your plate.  You have to go out there, where the fish are, cast your net, and bring them in.  Anything else is wishful thinking and only works in fairy tales.

I love this quote from Picasso – “Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.”

Bottom line – Get to work on what you want or nothing is going to change.


4 thoughts on “3 Simple Rules in Life

  1. I heard a similar great quote last night: “If you want it bad enough, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”

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