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Popular metrics don’t work for the majority

Baltimore Hotel on raining morning
Yesterday near sunrise.
College President
College President yesterday welcoming 120 prospective students (and 12 incoming freshman) and roughly 150 parents.

Reminded our Son yesterday that his early decision and acceptance (and incredible merit-based scholarship) in December puts him in a group of less than 10-percent of decisive and less-stressed students (and parents).

We (society) often use popular metrics.

Some High School students never make it in the top 10% of any “normal” and popular metric. This has the potential cumulative effect of inhibiting or eroding self-confidence.

The metric here (this post) is not one that gets talked about, unless you live with me.

Instilling self-confidence should be a top parental priority.

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Going the extra mile is a flawed concept

Emirates Skywards
This trip will be old news by the time this post goes live on May 28.

Going the extra mile is a flawed concept and what to do instead.

This is what the TED Talk covered.

American University of Kuwait (AUK) is the host venue.

The speech is a month away and then a month after the speech, this post gets published. Weird. And cool.

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Imagined limitations

Deer near Walt Disney World
Near our home at Walt Disney World.

Imagined limitations are our worst enemy and biggest fear.

If we didn’t know our limitations, and never felt the fear of failing, what would we accomplish?

Can you imagine?

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The freedom from becoming lean is exhilarating

Bill Gates young and current
The left photo is what i’m looking for…and then some. Unusual angles and moments that are real, but not a typical photographer’s mindset.

After 27 years in our home, we are remodeling both upstairs bathrooms and our bedroom. 

The purging, donating, and recycling that is inspired by emptying a room and a walk-in closet doesn’t happen often, if ever.

The freedom you feel by becoming lean is exhilarating, at least to me.

Such a metaphor for life, in attitude, health, spirit, work, and home.

Unencumbered, free, lean, wise, light, margin, wealthy, and joyful are words that instantly come to mind.

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Endings are simply new starting lines

Granite Park Chalet
Granite Park Chalet is in the upper right quadrant, barely visible here. Photo taken from Grinnell Glacier overlook trail.

Endings are simply new starting lines.

Cry because the rosebush has thorns or rejoice because the thornbush has roses?

Never get bored with the basics. How we choose to see things is as basic as it gets.

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