Categories
Everything Is Important

In a hurry

The Loop trail Glacier National Park
It’s a long way from the road to Granite Park Chalet. From Granite, it’s a short-cut to many other places, since you wake up at 6,600′.

The rush to get things done taxes our attitude.

Sure, short cuts save time, money, conserve resources, and allow us to rush to the next list of things we need to do quickly.

When we rush, and constantly operate with a short-cut mindset, we may win short-term, but our victories long-term may never materialize.

So glad you know this and live with the long way is the short-cut mindset.

•  •  •  •  •

This website is about our MIND. To read today’s post about our BODY, click here.

If you want to stay on this site and read more posts from this Blog, click here.

Categories
Sort of Not

Long posts are easy​

Dan Fogelberg Souvenirs album cover
Listened to this album walking home from gym yesterday. Short and pithy blog posts are part of my plan. See what i did there?

Writing long blog posts is easy.

It’s short and pithy posts that get tricky and challenging to scale day after day for a decade.

Let’s see how i do today.

My attitude is ready and willing.

•  •  •  •  •

This website is about our MIND. To read today’s post about our BODY, click here.

If you want to stay on this site and read more posts from this Blog, click here.

Categories
Dear Readers

Short and pithy where art thou?

cold weather
Twenty-four hours ago, woke up to this. That’s not fair for April 10. If cold weather feels like punishment, move to a warmer place or zip it.

 

Short and pithy where art thou?

You either have a growth mindset or you don’t.

And if you don’t, you can.

And if you do, it’s not guaranteed for life.

Note: Growth mindset is an adult to adult interaction. Child to adult, or adult to child, is not.

 

•  •  •  •  •

This website is about our MIND. To read today’s post about our BODY, click here.

If you want to stay on this site and read more posts from this Blog, click here.

 

Categories
Entrepreneurship

There is no substitute for the work

Residential construction near Walt Disney World
Our home in the background.

 

Residential construction near Walt Disney World
From our bedroom window, the Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World, on the horizon.

 

There is no substitute for the work.

Daily writing transforms the way we think. The way we think controls the way we behave. The way we behave controls our destiny.

This 7-year run (writing 5 daily, differently-themed blogs) began as an “impossible” 100-day self-imposed writer’s bootcamp.

It takes two hours a day.

Everyday.

Everyday for nearly seven years (and counting).

The long way is the short cut.

Note: This was written 100 days ago. Today (May 15), as this is published, is the 2,602 consecutive day. Seven years, one month, and 15 days. It blows my mind to think it was to last only 100 days. And honestly, i doubted if 100 days was even possible.

 

__________

 

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.

 

Categories
Everything Is Important

How’s our positive mental attitude regarding our physical well being?

magic Kingdom entrance on busy morning
Each day is just another day in paradise, right?

 

The key to thriving is to never tire from the daily grind. Wishing the 20-something fellow gym regular a happy new year yesterday i asked, “What’s your 2016 resolution?”

He said, unhesitatingly, “To maintain where I’m at.”

i congratulated him on understanding that maintaining our health for a lifetime is the real goal.

Who cares if you run your first 5k or your first marathon, if your drive and determination evaporate after achieving that short-term (yet lofty and noble) goal?

Can’t help but wonder, today, the sixth day of the new year, how many will succumb to the self-fulfilling prophecy of short-term, feel-good, accomplishment. The prophecy being that once the initial, lofty and noble goal is accomplished, we fail to accept that we are actually only at the starting line of the real (even more lofty and more noble) goal.

 

__________

 

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.