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1000 opportunities for profundity

2011. A new year. A time to start something fresh.

On the 25th of January, it’ll be my second Twitter birthday. And at the time of writing, I’m getting tantalisingly close to the big 1000 followers mark. With these two events in mind, I’ve been thinking of a way to mark the occasion(s).

And so, over the next few weeks, I’m going to send a message to every single follower of mine – asking a simple question: share a short piece of wisdom/profundity that we can all take with us throughout this new year. Easy peasy.

All replies will posted here on the blog – a lasting directory of wise/humourous/daft words.

Make me proud guys and gals.

Update: As with all great ideas, there’s always the little details that slow you down. Like the actual time involved in messaging nearly 1000 people individually. Yikes. So please feel free to send on your contributions whenever you like – by tweet or comment below. Can we do it? Yes we can!

Update: 1000 followers!

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13 Responses
  1. John dennehy says:

    My advice: don’t put your back out in 2011. If you do, like I did, you truly be part of the tilted generation.

  2. David Hall says:

    A simple one that we tend to forget – “Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.” Michel de Montaigne


    Watch out for the light at the end of the tunnel this year, as it might be the light of an oncoming train.

  3. Kate says:

    Live your life to the fullest, because lots of people are dying who have never died before.

  4. Robert Barron says:

    If you love what you work at…it never feels like work

  5. If you are going to meet Steve bring your own stepladder. His poor back will thank you in years to come!! M. Xx

  6. Marcela says:

    This too shall pass.
    Good for both bad times & good

  7. Fred says:

    Cool post Steve. Count on me man

  8. GrĂ¡inne says:

    “People and things do not upset us, rather we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us” (Albert Ellis)
    “Lord grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    the courage to change the things I can, and
    the wisdom to know the difference.” (St Francis of Assisi)

    When I remember these two I’m a much happier person!

  9. Paul Brugger says:

    The future depends on what we do in the present. (Mahatma Gandhi)

    What will your future hold? (Paul Brugger!)

  10. Grace Smith says:

    Hi Steve, the best advice I can give is a quote my father taught me (who passed away a few years ago). It’s something I live by:

    “If it’s to be, it’s up to me”.

    Go after what you believe in, what your passionate about and make things happen for yourself.

  11. @dave98fm says:

    Steve, I have learned much in my 35 years. Many things I have learned, I have also forgotten. One lesson, however, has remained with me stronger than any other. It shall ring true in my ears for the rest of my days.

    It is this:

    If you’re 35 and more than a little unfit, don’t go paintballing with young, athletic professional footballers as an end-of-season blow-out. You’ll only end up dislocating your ankle, breaking your tibia in two places and your fibula in eight.


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  13. judy smith says:

    Smarties’ words of wisdom.
    Never learn anything new on a Friday. Otherwise, you will get another wrinkle in your bum.

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