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Dear Son

Reprise from yesterday’s insight about wisdom and our thoughts

Sanibel sunrise
Every day that you wake up (alive) is an opportunity to do the impossible.

 

Reprise from yesterday’s insight about wisdom and our thoughts…

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Had my first drink at 13 the Summer of 1972.

Somewhere around 18 i went full-time.

At 41, on my third “no, this time i mean it” attempt, i stopped.

Impossible is nothing…

There was no middle ground for me. Every day or not at all. i quit on New Year’s Eve (not New Years Day), the biggest drinking day in the world.

Prior, i promised myself i’d stop if my wife got pregnant. Did well for a little while, but failed.

Made another promise, “When the baby is born.”

Did well for even longer (about 6 months) than the first failure, but failed again.

Then, as our Son was almost 1.5 years old, i decided Dec 30 would be my last drinking day.

That was 2001.

Failure paves the way for success if you want it bad enough.

 

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Recommit

Quit it like you mean it

just do it
From an email i subscribe to. Yesterday’s in-box.

 

Quit making excuses.

Quit putting it off.

Quit complaining about it.

Quit dreaming about it.

Quit whining about it.

Quit crying about it.

Quit believing you can’t.

Quit worrying if you can.

Quit waiting until you’re older.

Quit waiting until you’re skinnier, richer, braver.

Quit waiting for conditions to be better.

Quit it already.

 

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Dear Son

Life would be easier if i didn’t write every morning

https://youtu.be/mW6hFttt_KE

 

Life would be easier if i didn’t write for two hours every morning.

i think about the effort and commitment that happens every day, without fail.

These thoughts are especially strong when there’s more on my plate than is comfortable.

Take right now for example.

It would be so easy to not write (for two hours).

So easy.

Literally a no-brainer.

But i write instead.

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Hope

What is our attitude about quitting?

Disney Customer Service Keynote Speaker
Original logo with Castle turret theme.

 

So easy to quit.

It’s like ridiculously easy to quit.

All we have to do is think it and it can be so.

What if we said, and did, the opposite?

 

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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.

 

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Honey, It's For You

How to know for sure

Florida beach sunflower
Couple days ago at sunset on Sanibel Island.

 

Florida beach sunflower and Teddy Bear
Jack. He still travels everywhere.

 

When we stop trying we stop caring.

Or is it, when we stop caring we stop trying?

Does it matter?

It doesn’t matter which we believe comes first. Either way it’s the same bottom line – we no longer care nor try.

 

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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.

 

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.