Yes, I still have a ton of Doctor Who quotes to share.
Previous posts (and explanations) with Doctor Who Quotes:
“A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.” – The Third Doctor, The Time Warrior
Making lists, checking off tasks, moving ahead – all good ways to reach your goals. Just don’t forget that being better than and having more than is generally not the purpose of life. It is ok to take a bit of a side trip. Think of all the things you miss by strictly adhering to a schedule. You might miss talking to the older couple at the gas station telling how they just hit their 60th anniversary and their secrets on keeping a marriage together. Maybe you will miss seeing that gorgeous waterfall that is a bit off the beaten path. Maybe you’ll miss hysterically laughing with your family as you somehow get lost in a parking garage when you swear you were just driving down a street. Maybe you’ll miss a deeper connection with family and friends because you skip that 15 minutes of coffee in the morning with your significant other or you go and run errands rather than have a picnic with the kids. Like many of you I want to move forward, meet my goals and live fully. I just know the times I remember are not the times I completed my tasks in an orderly manner (get up, get ready, feed everybody, go to work, run errands, get dinner on the stove, network a half other, do a load of laundry, play on the internet, get ready for bed, go to sleep.) The times I remember are the other times. The times I jumped a bit off the scheduled path. The days I remember are the days I say “let’s totally do this instead.” I remember the days I said “well I was planning on doing this but I can be flexible.” I know we all have responsibilities and duties in our lives but is that really it?
I believe life is not meant to be a series of tasks but interesting. I want to enjoy interesting things, interesting places and interesting people. Next time you feel yourself stressed out about sticking to your schedule – maybe ask yourself if you’d rather open yourself up for all sorts of interesting things to happen and give yourself permission to take a step out of your to do list.
I am going to admit that I’ve never seen the third doctor but that would be the beauty of the internet. You can find anything! Here is a clip with the Third Doctor.