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Final 120 Days

As we age, one goal becomes clearer

High School senior banquet last night.

The first time attending a high school senior banquet.

A once-in-a-lifetime passage for some.

As we age, one goal becomes clearer…

The goal is not to eliminate struggle, but to have the mental capacity to weather every struggle; and to seek assistance when we are stuck.

One of our biggest challenges is to struggle with things we can’t control.

This challenging struggle exists because we either doubt we can influence or we fear we can’t influence.

We get better at discerning controllable and not controllable as we age, because aging inherently suggests we’ve experienced more.

More experience generally equals more wisdom.

Of course there are exceptions.

More wisdom generally means an improved batting average.

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Mid Life Crisis Is When...

Serenity?

Geese swimming in a stream
Yesterday morning. Peaceful. But only ten seconds prior…

 

Yellow Lab in stream with Geese
We arrived just as the Lab arrived.

 

Yellow Lab in stream with Geese
You knew it was only a matter of time.

 

Yellow Lab in stream with Geese
Chaos.

 

Serenity?

The goal in life is to act on the things we can change and to let go of what we can’t.

That simple, daily exercise is enough to cause great stress lasting a lifetime because so much of our decision making could go either way – and what if we decide wrongly?

Now add to that the stress from a world in turmoil from an invisible enemy, terror.

We see what we want to see.

The fine print?

It’s our personal responsibility to overcome this and not only that, but to thrive in spite of it all.

Last night’s Republican National Convention is sure to cause stress for many people today. For others it will offer hope. The laws of nature include opposites like light and darkness, good and evil, hot and cold, flood and draught. It is up to me to act on these scenarios.

 

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Dear Son

Is having great patience enough to become virtuous?

Disney Business Consultants
Yesterday Sept 20, 2016. Post written 3 months ago.

 

Is having great patience enough to become virtuous?

Patience is a virtue.

That’s what they say.

But being patient, i believe, means all the time.

Not most of the time.

Not when it’s easy.

But when it’s painfully difficult.

Somewhere north of once a week.

 

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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.

 

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Rethink

Our biggest struggle doesn’t need to be

Florida Wildflower
Rare Florida wildflower during yesterday’s run.

 

You know the whole notion of the serenity prayer? To be able to tell the difference between what we can and cannot control.

How’s that working out?

Here’s what i’ve discovered over the years:

My biggest struggle came from not working hard enough nor long enough to intuitively know what i can’t control.

So i hung onto the impossible-to-change stuff. A heavy emotional burden.

Hanging onto this was hell.

Letting go of everything i cannot control is bliss.

Came to find out i focused on what i couldn’t control so i didn’t have to focus on what i can.

Crazy. Stupid even.

Why else would i do it?

Do i still worry about things i cannot control?

The only acceptable answer is, “No”.

Does this sound familiar?

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