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Back To The Future

The key to aging is to anticipate, then plan

The key to aging is to anticipate, then plan.

What will life be like 10, 20, 30, 40, even 50 years from now?

Do the things today that will solve for the normal and predictable aging issues.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

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Dear Son

Potential 2014 Middle School Yearbook dedication

youth riding bike in central Florida neighborhood
Keep moving forward.

 

Dear Son, a tree does not grow overnight.

But it does grow.

Slowly.

And some years it grows faster than other years. This has been one of those years for you.

For the past decade we’ve been focused on honesty above any other attribute.

In 2014, we built on that for a total of four key life attributes:

  1. Honesty.
  2. Behave admirably.
  3. Self-control.
  4. Personal responsibility.

You have done well academically, and maybe more importantly, personally.

Be well and remain amazed.

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90 Days Ahead

Over And Over: Are Recurring Themes Key?

Same highways. Different day. Go.

The redundancy of details makes Disney historically effective. The redundancy of important life themes makes life (yours?) historically effective:

  • Never get bored with the basics
  • Work Life balance has five big choices
  • You are the CEO of You, Inc
  • We become either an example or a warning
  • Live, before you die
  • Life is hard, life is good
  • Everything is a gift
  • etc, etc….

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Thankfulness

Father Son Traditions

Yesterday, you heard a promise.  Here it is, the traditions a mid life Father put in place, using a lion’s share of midlife creativity.  It would be easy to discount their value, because they are so simple.

  1. Bear Hug
  2. One, two, three
  3. Twistee Treat Day
  4. Food For Families
  5. Dinner Prayer
  6. You’ll never get in trouble for being honest
  7. If you lined up all the boys in the world….

What simple, repeatable traditions do is ingrain key messages.  Simple messages.  Life altering messages.

While we are insanely busy, we all have one life to live. We ought to be insanely thankful for that, and then set out to make the most of it.

PS.  If you regularly follow Mid Life Celebration, you already know there’s a really strong chance each tradition will be explained in future posts, maybe as soon as tomorrow.  And if f you’re new here, welcome.