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Final 120 Days

Habit check

Who’s to say what cheese grates can be used for? These are ceiling lamps hanging in our neighborhood restaurant, Toasted.

Are my current habits going to drive me to where i envision my future?

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Dear Son

One of the easiest ways to reduce stress

early morning work
A two-year-old smile-worthy FaceBook “memory” hit my feed yesterday.

 

One of the easiest ways to reduce stress is to lower our standards.

This is a short-term solution.

Very effective.

At some future point (a month, years, or decades even) the temporarily relieved stress can come back with a vengeance in the form of regret.

Life is hard.

Because life is hard, study, learn, apply, teach, and excel at a positive attitude.

At various times in life, setting the bar low could develop into an insidious lifetime habit.

Setting your bar low might seem reasonable, appropriate, and motivating.

Long-term, it’s anything but.

 

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Back To The Future

Worried about the future?

Calvin and Hobbs
Chapin sent me this last night. He showed it to me as we sat together in the Family room. i requested it, not knowing how i’d use it until after i wrote this post.

 

Worried about the future?

Prove it.

My theory is most adults could eliminate much of their worry if they cleaned up their own bank of lifetime habits first, before expecting someone else to change.

Yes, there are exceptions, but the odds of you being the exception are low.

Could ask dozens of simple questions, but for now, try these on…

When was the last time you exercised?

If we could see what you actually eat and drink in any given month, would you feel good or not so good?

When was the last time you began your day on your knees? And the time before that? Was it this morning and yesterday?

Is there breathing room in your cabinets, shelves, drawers, medicine cabinets, and closets?

 

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Honey, It's For You

Dear Past

dear world
At Rollins College cafeteria yesterday.

 

 

Dear Past, thank you for all the lessons.

Dear Future, if you will have me, i am ready.

Dear Me, i know you’re invested in the path you’ve created, but it’s time to walk away from it.

You cannot demand your way to commitment from others.

You can only (repeat, only) inspire and develop others to become committed.

And even with that, the odds of others being inspired by what you do is low.

Wish i had better news for you.

Your attitude in hearing this news right now….

Adversity doesn’t develop character, it reveals it.

Go.

You can do this.

It will be hard.

You will want to turn around – to quit, to retreat, to not change.

You know you can’t because, then, nothing will ever transform.

 

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Would Your Life Change?

The future is here

iPhone X box
Last night, November 20, 2017, three short weeks after ordering.

 

The future arrived last night.

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