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Reprise from yesterday’s insight about wisdom and our thoughts

Sanibel sunrise
Every day that you wake up (alive) is an opportunity to do the impossible.

 

Reprise from yesterday’s insight about wisdom and our thoughts…

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Had my first drink at 13 the Summer of 1972.

Somewhere around 18 i went full-time.

At 41, on my third “no, this time i mean it” attempt, i stopped.

Impossible is nothing…

There was no middle ground for me. Every day or not at all. i quit on New Year’s Eve (not New Years Day), the biggest drinking day in the world.

Prior, i promised myself i’d stop if my wife got pregnant. Did well for a little while, but failed.

Made another promise, “When the baby is born.”

Did well for even longer (about 6 months) than the first failure, but failed again.

Then, as our Son was almost 1.5 years old, i decided Dec 30 would be my last drinking day.

That was 2001.

Failure paves the way for success if you want it bad enough.

 

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Welcome to the Southern Hemisphere Jack

Jack the Bear
Jack is coming out of retirement.

Welcome to the Southern Hemisphere, Jack.

Jack is coming out of International travel retirement.

And after yesterday’s meeting in the W Hotel, is would seem that it will happen sooner rather than later.

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The genius of being yourself

Glacier summit
Instagram. Glacier National Park. Mt Reynolds, the tall center peak.

 

The genius of being yourself.

You were born to be a genius.

All of us are.

 

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‘Twas the night before Christmas (2018)

discomfort
No one has to believe this. And for some, it’s all they believe. Not only is it the price, it’s the path. It’s so beautiful.

 

‘Twas the night before Christmas (2018).

Will this be my final Christmas Eve?

Note: i write this post 60 days before this goes live. Not only could this be my final Christmas Eve, it could also be my final October 24th.

.think .differently means something only if i do it.

 

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Speaking of failing to succeed

oak firewood
Yesterday morning the next house over from ours. Motivation is like a fire. You must continuously add fuel or it will go out.

 

Speaking of failing to succeed…

We need to call out the elephant in the room:

i’m direct and very focused.

This can be good.

It can also be bad.

Depends on the audience (and on the audience’s motivation).

Here’s my challenge, i’m also warm and fuzzy.

We (father and son) need to brainstorm ways to minimize the gap between direct and focused, and, warm and fuzzy.

If i (we) can figure this out, the coaching opportunities soar in their effectiveness.

Why?

Any resistance to my messaging inhibits optimal learning.

Becoming defensive sends all creative thought in the wrong direction.

 

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