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July 20, 2009

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Arash Sayadi

I loved reading this book and watching the movie when I was in my twenties. I recently saw it again in May of this year and carried the "madness" quote as part of my email signature for a short while.

The line speaks to me as taking risks and acknowledging the madness of trying something new that may end in disaster. This is the same madness that will make you look back and laugh at the failed efforts, knowing full well you gave it your best and took risks. It's the madness we need to brush off after a disaster and move on, trying yet again to reach our goals.

This is the madness that pushed Thomas Edison to experiment 10,000 times before he found the right filament for the light bulb, without ever quitting or losing confidence.

It's the same madness that pushes the likes of Warren Buffet to continue to invest in stocks even when everyone else is bailing out.

It's this madness that we should all posses to reach our dreams and truly live free.


Thanks,
Arash Sayadi
MBA, BSEE, PMP, CSM
(949) 302-2646
arash.sayadi@iengineer.net
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http://www.themarq.com (blog)

"If you lead your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself. The dreams will come to you." Randy Pausch, Author of "The Last Lecture"

Tim Tyrell-Smith

Thanks Arash - Well said. This movie hit me pretty hard since up until late last year I lived life in a very conservative fashion. Always did the right thing - worked hard - sat in long commutes to the office, etc. The whole while wondering if there might be something more. There is, of course. And it is there for the taking.

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