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Balance (yeah right)

What if our Facebook updates focused on our opportunities?

American Flag
Yesterday a new American flag replaced a well-worn American Flag.

What if our Facebook updates focused on our opportunities?

If our spotlights and lasers were focused on ourselves, we probably wouldn’t have time to worry about what other people need to change.

Why?

Our time, theoretically, would be consumed with self-improvement.

There wouldn’t be time in our day to worry about other’s (namely politicians on both sides, and in every Country, State, and local government) behavior because we’re (now) so busy transforming ourselves.

Daily writing helps me see this in myself and it’s the primary reason why i continuously write about mind, body, spirit, work, and home.

What we dislike in others is usually a negative blind spot.

What we appreciate in others is usually a positive blind spot.

i work diligently to be more accepting and forgiving of behaviors that tempt me unfavorably.

Also investing in better energy and more consistent and committed acceptance in my “gifts”.

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Sort of Not

It’s fascinating how easily we focus on others

USDA
Yesterday morning a car parked on our cul de sac. This is not normal. It is also not normal for someone to exit their vehicle and walk through a neighbor’s yard. PS. The photo came after the blog content below. Fascinating.

 

It’s fascinating how easily we focus on others.

It’s so easy to spot people we think drive worse than us.

But how often do we spot people who drive better than us?

Like, um, never.

Crazy, right?

Do we even care?

Why is that?

 

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Everything Is Important

What should we measure versus what we actually measure?

What should we measure versus what we actually measure?

The challenge is that we can hide behind things that don’t matter nearly enough – certainly not as much as some other harder to measure and more difficult to improve metrics.

“See, my numbers have improved.”

Often what is convenient and measurable has the least impact.

Measuring my annual income doesn’t actually measure my happiness.

Measuring my body weight doesn’t measure my strength, cardio-vascular endurance, flexibility, or core.

Measuring my sense of peace and contentment, from a deep sense of contribution and balance, is challenging to quantify, but easy to feel a sense of accomplishment. Or not.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

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Rethink

Blind is as blind does

Thumbs up at busy Disney intersection
A new generation of selfies from the other day.

 

Are we hell bent on eliminating as many blind spots as possible, or do we believe that we have few left that even matter?

A few months ago a family member commented that he was tired of seeing my chest on the running selfies. This was intentional and driven by feedback that i took a lot of selfies, so i was modifying them to get less face and more sweat (to illustrate the effort, commitment).

And the original point of selfies, like many others are motivated to do, was intended to be the “i was here” shot.

A few days ago, while cycling to the gym, the above selfie idea appeared out of the blue.

 

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Things I Learned Yesterday

Fresh eyes see it right away

Four Florida Sand Hill Cranes in street
Fearless, ignorant, or trusting?

 

Fresh eyes see things differently. And they see the difference without even trying.

Why?

Because to them, it’s obvious.

Last night near bedtime, the 14 year old was getting a rare look at these blog posts. Right away he asked why the photo captions weren’t in the photos like they used to be.

He also said, “They look ugly the way you are doing it.”

Today’s posts are back to the old way.

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