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Mid Life Crisis Is When...

It’s always something

Broken garage door opened springs
The gap in the long dark coil spring means it’s broken. Broken means the garage door won’t open. Our garage door is our “front door”.

 

It’s always something. The unexpected. The little thing that causes disruption in our routine and puts unexpected pressure on our day to day plans.

Our daily plans generally don’t allow too much wiggle room.

This makes a tight situation tighter.

This reminds me why i spend everyday, all day, staying positive – never allowing adversity to crush me.

 

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

 

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.

 

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Dear Son

Balancing dreams with the pressures of reality

Rio Olympic Stadium
Last night watching TV.

 

Balancing dreams with the pressures of reality. This never goes away because life is constantly putting things in front of us that we didn’t see coming. Solving for these things takes time – time we had intended to spend on our dreams.

 

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

 

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.

 

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Need Help Not Giving Up?

When an especially busy patch of work hits you

Bird poop on car
Last night in Red Lobster parking lot, the vehicle next to ours.

 

When an especially busy patch of work hits you:

  • Do your best
  • Stay focused
  • Know that this too shall pass
  • Find the inherent, invisible, and bountiful blessings
  • Don’t break under the pressure
  • Remember that life naturally ebbs and flows

Learn from this experience and be a little better at handling pressure next time.

 

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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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Recommit

Pressures of the real world

The iceberg of ignorance
Photo: LinkedIn update.

 

Real world pressures. Do they ever go away? Since the answer is no, how do we keep our attitude incredibly positive for an entire lifetime? (Tweet this)

Ironic that most of us shake our heads affirmatively while reading the graph, yet we could redo the graph from top to bottom:

  • Problems known to us
  • Problems known to our acquaintances
  • Problems known to our best friends
  • Problems known to our Family

 

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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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Goodness

Excuses are even more attractive when the pressure is high

Disney Management Speakers

 

(photo: Randomly selected from a colleague’s desk on last day at Disney.)

Our excuses reasons to justify just going through the motions are even more attractive when the pressure is on.

Take the December holidays. Crazy. Stressful.

Are we completely unaware? Is it predictable? Does our positive attitude make seasonal exceptions to not be so positive?

It’s the paradox of the most joyful Holiday for many Americans.

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