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Spamalot makes me Thinkalot.

05-18-2009

flowerguyI was skimming the San Francisco Chronicle’s Sunday entertainment section and happened across an article about the opening of Spamalot at a local theater. A side article about one of the stars of the show, John O’Hurley, included a short interview with him. The final question, and Hurley’s response, were pretty inspiring. I want to share them with you:

Q: You have a new instrumental CD out, “Secrets From the Lake”; you and your wife, Lisa, have a 2 1/2-year-old son, William Dylan; you’re on a Broadway tour; and you’re a venture capitalist behind a new company that turns waste into energy. How do you manage all of this?

A: I see that as we live our lives, we have two choices: to be ordinary or extraordinary, and that doesn’t have anything to do with money or power. It’s about the power of choices. I chose a long time ago to live an extraordinary life.

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It’s about the power of choices. I chose a long time ago to live an extraordinary life.

Wow. That stopped me mid-bite as I was eating my cereal. What choices am I making today that lead me to or away from an extraordinary life? I’d love to hear from you if you have thoughts on choices you are consciously or unconsciously making that are creating your life …

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