Live Life Hungry

Stay hungry, stay foolish.
~Steve Job

I’m hungry. Not exactly hungry for food but hungry for . . . umm,

Ohhh, I cannot put my finger on it!!

Steve Job, quote, hungry, life, complacency, insight,foolish

–Gotta stay hungry…

Perhaps, I hunger for wisdom, for power, love, for fame-and-fortune, true friendships–but what exactly, at this moment, I hunger for, is eluding me.

Ever notice after a tasty meal, the one that made you take all those extra servings and now, any slight movement finds you in so much pain and discomfort and, to your dismay; your body begins to feel very, very, very tired.

I hear you moaning, “Please someone, anyone, let me lie down and rest! Oh, oh, oh…my stomach feels like it‘s gonna burst…!”

Think about it. If we quit setting goals for ourselves or once we achieve our goals and keep the attitude, “I’ve finally arrived,” then, our life becomes, like the gluttonous eater, dull, tiring and if we are not careful, severely complacent.

Remembering Maxwell Maltz’s words on complacency and how it’s “a variation of conceit, because you like yourself and go on liking yourself for what you have achieved feeling you need not achieve anymore.”

No, no, no! We need to stay hungry and you know why?

As Bruce Springsteen sings, “They say, ‘ya gotta stay hungry…’

…because who wants to become conceited?

Not me, how about you??

Let’s stay hungry, HUNGRY for life and all the opportunities, the hardships, the happiness, the love, the heartaches and most of all, stay hungry and so foolish as to generously give ourselves away…

…and as Bruce deliciously continues to croon out, “Hey Baby…I’m about starving’ tonight!”

Complacency, like over eating, must not become the habit we reach for when we achieve a bit of success, instead, living on the edge of starvation may be just the thing we need, if we expect to live life to its fullest.


Do you desire to stay hungry and foolish to avoid being complacent?

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14 thoughts on “Live Life Hungry

  1. angelswhisper2011 says:

    I stay hungry in life, Sunshine, becourse I don’t want to become dull. I had a phase in my life that I was feeding my unknown hunger with food, but when you do that, you cannot hear your inner voice anymore of what you really want in life, so staying hungry is really the best way to live 🙂

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  2. Caddo Veil says:

    Excellent, excellent word, Sunshine–I’m gonna stay hungry for ALL that God has for me in His rich abundant life. (And if that includes some peanut M & M’s right now–well sure, I’ll have some–thanks!! Help yourself, Sunshine–I have plenty!!) God bless you richly today, and always. love, sis Caddo

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    • Sunshine says:

      Oh, I LOVE peanut M&M’s, Caddo!! Glad you are well stocked since I can polish off a bag or two quite easily…yummy!
      Ya got any Almond Joy since we are on the subject?? hehe

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      • Caddo Veil says:

        Oh, I’d kill for a couple Almond Joys right now, Sis! Hey, I tried the dark choc peanut M & M’s–and didn’t like them! Wish I could send ’em your way via blog express. Anyway, I SO love coconut–I make these really really killer rich bars, I’ll have to get you the recipe–they’re not hard at all, seriously good!!

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  3. eof737 says:

    I’m hungry plenty and it really hasn’t changed a damn thing. 😦 Well, living life smartly might be better… even Steve did that too! TY Sunshine. 🙂

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  4. ansuyo says:

    Very true. Complacency happens way to easily when we endulge. It’s like the saying ‘always leave them wanting more.’ 🙂

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    • Sunshine says:

      Remaining vigilant on becoming too complacent is always a challenge but worth the effort in the long run…at least we stay trim! Hehe! Thanks Ansuyo for sharing and have super weekend!! 🙂

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