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Dear Son

Dear Son, Failure Is Temporary, Quitting Is Permanent (Choose Wisely)

Quitting is scary as hades.

Dear Son, it rarely gets any clearer than this. Failure is temporary, don’t let it scare you. Quitting is permanent, let it scare you into not doing it.

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Dear Son

Dear Son, Most Startup Businesses Don’t Survive

Life, like nature, and business, can be quite brutal.

Dear Son, the fact that Mid Life Celebration is still alive is because your Father has learned how to survive. What we accept by default becomes our standard. I can accept failure, but I can not accept quitting.

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Joy In Your Spirit

Joyful Anticipation

Joyful
Joyful

Do you look forward to each new day?

I mean, with a joyful anticipation? Not an awful dread.

This can be challenging to say the least. You have to suspect that some readers may not believe I have much experience with Hell, with challenges, problems, obstacles, fear, failure, struggle, grief, agony, hopelessness, strife, worry, doubt.

Do all of you have a ton of experience with these things?  Okay then, I rest my case. We all do. No one is immune.

Then why am I so optimistic and “joyful”?

Great question.  Some people think I’m crazy. A weirdo.  Or, worse, a fake.

It’s taken like 50 years, but, I’m totally cool with it all. Finally.

One of the secrets to being joyful, is so simple, you’re not going to believe it. And it brings great joy to tell you that tomorrow, I’ll reveal January’s “value”.

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Joy In Your Spirit

Did You Unwrap Your Gift?

Ice Cream For Everyone
Ice Cream For Everyone

Christmas is filled with Joy. Do you exchange gifts this time of year? How about for birthdays?

There are many who think gifts are only physical items, usually bought, but sometime handmade, items.

The real gift at mid life is a cumulative book of wisdom.  People at mid life have varying degrees of self-confidence in the value of their “wisdom book”.

All mid life adults have something to offer.  And most of us have a unique chapter we could add to Life’s Wisdom Book.

Take for example, all these confident, famous people – click here to be inspired and to perhaps grow a bit more confident in your own mid life wisdom.

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Thankfulness

Addicted to Thankfulness?

It is extraordinarily uncommon to be fully conscious and in the moment all day, every day.

Why?  No seriously, why?

If being thankful is such a blessing, why do we spend so little time doing it?  Perhaps the same can be said for being healthy.

If being healthy is such a blessing, why do we spend so little time getting and staying healthy?

I think it’s because we over commit, over schedule, and, under plan. There’s a saying, “Failure to plan is planning to fail.”

I’m addicted to thankfulness.  Grateful for the ability to think about issues like this. Excited to have daily challenges. Encouraged by slow and steady progress toward reconciliation.

Yes indeed, thankfulness is a drug. Don’t forget to take your medicine.