Great advice from management guru and well-known curmudgeon, Tom Peters, on "Living Life to the Hilt": http://www.tompeters.com/dispatches/012224.php
Yes, yes, and yes!
Especially appreciate the point about "throwing yourself headlong and without reserve into what you were most passionate about—and then riding the wave you created wherever and at whatever speed it carries you." Crafting a big new experiment for 2012. Stay tuned.