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Recommit

Continued from yesterday’s riff

Training. Teaching. Business. Uncharted territory is common. Risk taking is common. Growth is common.

Here’s an example of what i was describing yesterday about approval addiction.

Our son joins the cross country team in 10th grade and it was never about how well he ran.

It was about being part of a supportive team, developing relationships, setting goals, overcoming obstacles, persistence, recognizing progress, celebrating small victories unrelated to run times, and enjoying being a part of a loving community.

We gave consistent and positive feedback on traits like perseverance, courage, creativity, honesty, and perspective.

These are, after all, assets that last a lifetime, long after anyone remembers how fast you ran a 5k.

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Recommit

ECA not EAC

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Two folders from last year’s engagement. Took only 4 sheets of paper to yesterday’s lunch meeting at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort.

ECA not EAC.

Encouragement, Challenge, Accountability.

Not East Australian Current (Finding Nemo’s EAC).

ECA…

  • Encouragement
  • Challenge
  • Accountability

i’m here to encourage you, challenge you, and assist you in holding yourself accountable.

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MidLife Celebration Is...

Pushing every single day to move an inch

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Yesterday: Nature is a great teacher in understanding how life is taken one day at a time.

 

How do we push every single day to move an inch? Can our mental attitude continue to grow through midlife and beyond?

In our youth, growth was literally unstoppable. We physically developed one day at a time for the first 18-21 years. Then things began to slow dramatically. This is the nature of living things. Birth. Growth. Reproduction. Decline. Death.

The physical manifestation of this metaphor is easy to visualize.

But what about growing a teen’s attitude about self-confidence, risk-taking, and personal responsibility?

The ninth-grader’s Math teacher shared last night that for the past two days, the 15-year old has chosen a different seat, and, has spoken up, publicly, twice in one class.

The milestone was on the first day he sat differently. We talked about it for weeks. Finally found a way to make it compelling. This seemingly insignificant act could be the catalyst for his transformation.

This story makes me wonder what this means to any of us, as 30, 40, and 50 year olds.

 

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Outlasting Fear

What’s Your Excuse?

“We should all do what in the long run gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry”.E. B. White

Or being a High School Basketball Team Manager:

If you had your life to live over, what would you change?

Well, you can’t live it over so it’s time to make a choice.  If you had a “second chance” starting today, what would you change?

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