Adventures in Awesome Living

by Sunil Bali, Chief Energy Officer, 20-11-11

I suspect that you’ll have heard the phrase, Carpe Diem, which means "seize the day".

Whilst this is a useful reminder to live each day fully, it’s not very practical since you can’t actually seize the day.

What you can seize, however, is the moment.

Life is a series of moments and it’s the quality of each moment which determines the quality of your life.

The revered psychologist Abraham Maslow said that each moment presents an opportunity, where we can either step forward into growth, or step back into safety.

Whatever we decide to do with each moment, once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.

If we want to close the gap between the results that we’re capable of achieving and what we’re actually achieving, then we need to seize the moment or in Latin, Carpe Punctum.

So in the words of St. Nike, go for it and Carpe Punctum!



leave out the parts people skip – Elmore Leonard (best-selling author)

I not only use all the brain I have, I use all the brains I can borrow – Calvin Coolidge

There is one thing that is stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come – Victor Hugo

The harder I practice, the luckier I get – Gary Player (golfer and winner of 9 Major championships)


To your success,