Bill Murray says you have to remain available. Not just for work, but also for life:
“We’re living this life, we’re in this life, and if you’re not available, a sort of ordinary amount of time goes past and you didn’t live it. The day passes and you didn’t live it. But if you’re available, then life gets huge. You jump up dimensions. Life becomes much more full. You’re really living it.”
“Yes to life. This is not easy for me to pay attention. This is not easy, life. It is not easy to really engage all the time. It’s so much easier to zone, you know — to get distracted, to daydream, to do something. But to be available and to be there, then things — because things are happening all the time to us, and if you’re not aware, you don’t even know…you miss them!”
Bill Murray is like Ferris Bueller but in real life and not a total selfish piece of garbage once you grow up and think about it. In case you missed it, here is Bill Murray for the full hour speaking with Charlie Rose about his life and career in comedy and movies.