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Quotes

How much does it cost?

Glacier in August snow
Glacier National Park (GNP). More than a light dusting. The snow lasted two end-of-August days.

What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.

Mignon McLaughlin

Mid Life Celebration: rethink, reprioritize, recommit

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Quotes

High as a kite?

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park (GNP).

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.

Benjamin Disraeli

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Recommit

Ambition vs Action

Yesterday this meme made me laugh. We’ve all been there, right, except for the obvious exceptions (i don’t even know what that means except there’s generally an exception to everything, except math).

Jeff, your actions must rise to your ambitions.

Big ambition paired with anything less than big actions is doomed.

Perhaps the Universe isn’t giving you what you want because you aren’t convinced that you really want it.

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Humility (never enough)

Most ambitious person at Disney Institute?

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In the classroom, or on the stage, i’ll hold up my ambition to transform others against any other speaker anywhere. Unafraid. Confident. Driven. And nearly invisibly, humble.

 

Most ambitious person at Disney Institute?

Last week at Gold’s Gym i bumped into a 20+ year Disney Cast Member with a diverse and acclaimed resume. He has helped Disney Institute on some big projects, yet we never worked together – we know the same people though.

He is feeling stuck in his career and is looking to enroll in an advanced degree.

i offered him an alternative thought.

Shared with him (because the conversation led us to this) that a new leader at Disney Institute (DI) became my boss and in our very first one-on-one meeting, i said, “We need to address the elephant in the room. Thirty years at Disney, 15 of them at DI, and i remain a facilitator. Why?”

He, with two Master’s degrees, wasn’t clear on where i was going with the point, so i continued, “Generally we think of ambition as climbing the ladder vertically – a tangible measurement. But i have chosen a different path; to stay at the lowest level. But make no mistake, i’m the most ambitious person on our team.”

Insight: Not everything that can be measured matters and not everything that matters can be measured.

 

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The Movement

Not too slow and not too fast

Apple Store Lehigh Valley Mall
Allentown, Pennsylvania Apple Store

 

Apple Chess app
Lehigh Valley Mall Apple Store – father/son chess match while we waited for Cheryl.

 

The secret of life is to take your time, but hurry up.

Don’t rush through life, but don’t live like you have forever.

Don’t let your blind ambition erase your intuition.

Intuition tells us life is riddled with regret, mostly because we never see it coming.

Wondering how many 80 and 90 year olds would have changed course in their 40’s, 50’s, or 60’s had they known then what they know now.

 

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