Self Control (Impossible?)

When was the last time we had an awesome good news, bad news day?


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Classroom prop reminds us to just keep swimming


When was the last time we had an awesome good news/bad news day?

It was yesterday for me.

And an amazing reminder at how much saying very little can be effective when emotions are high.

Patience is a well known virtue.

Strategy, a common business virtue.

Therefore, patience is an excellent business strategy.

Key reminder reinforced – big time.

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About Mid Life Celebration

Life’s great discoveries wait patiently for us.

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Life’s great discoveries wait patiently for us.

It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life. – Katharine Butler Hathaway

Mostly, we don’t have patience for common sense.

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Today’s quick thought about our physical health is a click away, here.


90 Days Ahead

Why You Can’t Teach Patience With Impatience

The greatest gift for able-minded people is the gift to choose patience over impatience. Take the wheel.

It’s impossible to teach patience with impatience. Disagree? This epiphany hit me nine years ago when our Son was two years old. There’s a reason the phrase “terrible two’s” became household.

Now, imagine being in a loving relationship with an adult – impatiently expecting patience from the other person. The best we can hope for is to control what we can control (our own patience levels) and let go of what we can’t.

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I Must…

I have to be the most patient person in the world, so that our son (9) will understand how patience works.

I must also be the most thankful person in the world so our son will understand how thankfulness works.

Celebrating Thanksgiving every November, or going to Church once a week to give thanks simply doesn’t cut it.

I must become the most thankful person in the world.

There is no other way.


Mid-Life Value of Courage

Mid-Life Value of Courage.

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage”.   — Anais Nin

Courage.  Vision.  Passion.  Commitment.  Patience.  Hope.  Faith. And, ultimately, Love.

These are key mid-life crisis values.

But hey, who am I to tell anyone what to value.  It’s your choice. 

All I challenge you to do is make one. 

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂