Two mental truths and a lie

human statue at Orlando airport
If this bronze statue wasn’t encased in glass, you’d swear the guy was human. Photo: Orlando International Airport, April 16, 2018 (yesterday).

 

Need an icebreaker for a group?

Two mental truths and a lie.

Ask your audience to think of two of their biggest mental or attitude accomplishments, milestones, or freakish encounters.

Maybe they used mental stamina to handle the pressure to win a National Spelling Bee championship at age 11.

Perhaps they migrated to America at 23, not knowing a word of English and are now running their own business.

Then ask them to create an outrageous “lie” that competes with their two lifetime achievements.

The goal is to stump the others at their table, or their partner if they’re in pairs.

 

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The stress that happiness brings

Walt Disney World Leadership
Yesterday, lunch at Magic Kingdom.

 

Anxiety has always been an adulthood prerequisite.

Anxiety generally increases from our school-age years to our early twenties as we take on adult responsibilities.

Anxiety generally falls steadily over the rest of our life as we learn to cope with being the CEO of You, Inc.

Could people who lead meaningful lives be more susceptible to anxiety?

Steven Pinker wrote this article: The World Is An Amazing Place So Why Aren’t We Happier?

 

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You’re in charge of creatively solving your life’s biggest challenges

jeff noel's bead jar Disney
Removed bead #18 24 hours ago. On my desk sits this jar, and this jar and the 936  beads to fill it cost $10 nearly 18 years ago. Every Saturday, since 2000, i have removed one bead.

 

Dear Son,

You’re in charge of creatively solving your life’s biggest challenges.

If you take this seriously – for a lifetime – you risk alienating yourself from people close to you.

Why?

How?

Here’s why and how: Being driven to achieve your impossible dream reminds others they’ve given up on theirs.

Your forward motion is too painful for them to watch.

PS. You will have this same battle with yourself. Your old self will do everything possible to remind you that your odds of success are tiny.

 

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A stone in your hand beats an insidious habit

Tijuana Flats
Home kitchen vs restaurant. Photo: Last night at the brand new Tijuana Flats near home. The portions are bigger than Chipotle and Qdoba.

 

Our mindset can be blind to the same questionable behaviors we easily identify in others…

This Mid Life Celebration post (about the chicken and pig commitment to breakfast) from two days ago prompted a brief conversation which included the following:

Eric:   …I think bacon cooks better in the oven.

me:   Probably…1 button and 3 minutes later…

Eric:   …oh yes the instant gratification generation

me:   Car vs horse, internet vs book, ovens vs fires, farming vs grocery store, Amazon vs main street…be careful in a glass house when you have a stone in your hand. 😁

It was fun to .think .differently

 

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To think, write, and share without expectation is glorious

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Prevailing wisdom is context neutral.

 

To think, write, and share without expectation is glorious.

The attitude it takes to surrender to the marketing noise and follow your own path – priceless.

By the way, i define marketing noise (aka advice) as all the stuff the guru(s) and the want-to-be(s) shout as loud as they can to get your attention and your money.

 

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