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Dear Son

Reprise from yesterday’s insight about wisdom and our thoughts

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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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Dear Son

The first “sober” New Years Eve happened in 2001

Highline Trail
The best hike of my entire life happened August 31, 2016 with Dave Weir – Highline Trail in Glacier National Park. It happened 3 more time in 2017 on the same trail – with Family July 31, Howard Doran August 30, and solo September 29…pictured here.

 

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September 29, 2017 the trail was deserted.

 

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Smiling because i’m free, yet knowing the devil is always wanting a piece of me,

 

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Fall colors from shrubs and trees, not flowers, this time of year.

 

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Remnant smoke from the 2017 Sprague fire.

 

The first “sober” New Years Eve happened in 2001.

i intentionally picked December 30 to be my final drinking day, so that New Years Eve (the biggest drinking day in the world) would be the beginning of my resolve.

New Years Day is a terrible day to begin transformational change – it’s so unreliable.

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Self Control (Impossible?)

No one in their right mind would pick this day to stop

Finding a reason to quit

 

(photo: Two young souls riding their great Uncle’s back. If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough.)

Today, December 30, 13 years ago, was the final drinking day.

What fool would pick New Year’s Eve to be the first dry day?

No one, right?

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Goodness

Ten Years Ago Today, jeff noel Began A Monumental, Life Changing Resolution

He has no clue there was ever an issue. None.

jeff noel didn’t stop drinking on New Year’s Day like most people who start monumental promises to change their lives. After all, you can’t stop on December 31, New Year’s Eve, why that’s the world’s biggest party night ever! Agreed?

What takes guts is to have your last drinking day be December 30, and go through New Year’s Eve without a drink. Hell yeah that’s what I did. A decade ago.

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Love In Your Heart

This Dude Can Talk, Talk, Talk

Has it ever taken you your entire life to finally meet a certain type of person? But as of last week, I can now say I met, and spoke at length with, a professional auctioneer.

Are you willing to ask a complete stranger important questions? So I asked away. Always do.

He said on separate occasions, each teenage child called him to come pick them up because they were not fit to drive. He promised them they would never get in trouble for this, and that he would come get them any hour of the night.

It takes a strong parent to do this. And even more important, it takes a wise parent. A wise parent makes it crystal clear. Clarity, going once, twice, sold!

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