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Dear Son

Dear Son, One Of Life’s Greatest Blessings Is That Nothing In Life Comes Easy

You took the lead on this section of trail...
Remember when you almost stepped on this snake? But you saw it in time to avoid it.

Dear Son, if things in life were easy, it wouldn’t matter if we had a great attitude or a poor attitude. We also wouldn’t need God, or determination, or perseverance, or hope, or faith. Not sure if we would need Love either. Please be thankful for hardship.

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Simplicity

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Simplicity is Complicated
Simplicity is Complicated

Simplicity is an elusive goal sometimes.

Ok, simplicity is elusive most of the time.

But so are a lot of things that are important.  Should that stop us from our pursuit?

There is only one, resounding answer to this question.

And maybe by tomorrow I’ll have my movie soundtrack song(s) to share with the world.  This was a fun, and frustrating, exercise.

And anything but simple.

Should have seen it coming.

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Simplicity

Simple Is Hard

Happy New Year!  Welcome 2010.

We all dream don’t we?  When does dreaming big ever get old?

Big goals and big dreams are a daily thought process for me.  

Big goals require a ton of work, which is why some big dreams have eluded me all my life.

What are your big dreams this year?

Do you have the indomitable will to do the things you’ve never done before?

Ever think about what it must have been like for our forefathers to tame this land we call America, or any land for that matter?

To tame it.

To make it work for them instead of being an overwhelming obstacle.

My big dream is to help others find their indomitable will.  Have been working very hard at this for a long time.

Have you ever worked really hard at something, for a really long time, and started to think that it’s wasn’t worth all the effort?

I thought so. And when I get frustrated, my thoughts automatically turn to the hardships, and indomitable will of our forefathers:

Wait, you didn’t even click on the video. You’re too busy.  Good luck with that.  Seriously.

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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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The Herd

Hardest Thing

“It’s the hardest thing in the world to accept a little success and leave it that way”.Marlon Brando

More is better, right?

I’m pretty much an over-achiever. Hard to have a 25-year career within a Fortune 100 company and not have excellence rub off on you.

What has rubbed off on us is what we carry into mid-life. This is why it’s a crisis. Along the way, we weren’t paying attention to common sense.

Midlife provides a second look at common sense. Midlife does not provide an easy choice. But it does provide one.

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