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1st month of retirement

Odds are high we like being stuck in our rut

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(photo: Celebrate the fact that you are ready to change, no matter the catalyst.)

The comfort zone is a nice comfy place.

We like our rut. It’s so predictable And all our friends are miserable too. Birds of a feather flock together.

When we have had enough (which may never happen), we need someone to encourage us.

Watch and listen to what happens when you ask big-boy questions to leaders who should have ready answers, but don’t.

Now do it with yourself – ask yourself the big-girl questions you should have a ready answer to, but don’t.

We are all leaders.

You are the CEO of You, Inc.

Everything is your fault.

PS. This is exactly the kind of dialogue used in a self-imposed shut-up-or-put challenge that changed everything and led to, among several game-changing risks:

  • Starting an LLC
  • Writing five daily, differently-themed blogs in 2009
  • Planning for six years to take early retirement
  • Overcoming addiction
  • Overcoming disability
  • Etc, etc

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MidLife Celebration Is...

Stuck At Sea

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What if you were stuck out at sea for a couple days? And by stuck, let’s define it as a safe, functional ship, but you are not able to get home for a few days.

Our minds almost automatically go to a negative situation. This is how we learn.

The significance of how we are conditioned is profound.  We seem unaware of this reality, especially the chance to rethink and reshape our auto-response.

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Thankfulness

Stuck?

Little bit. Maybe it’s the cold. Maybe not. Maybe it’s the time difference. Maybe not. Maybe it’s writer’s block.  Maybe not.

Whatever it is, I’m thankful for it.

What?

Thankful for writer’s block?  As a writer, are you telling me you’re thankful that you can’t write?

Absolutely!

The simple fact of addressing something honestly can be liberating. Plus, the fact that most of the time writing comes easy, well, that inevitably will lead to days where it doesn’t.

So, I’m abundantly thankful for both sides of the coin.  Are you? Make it a great, and thankful, day.  Because if you don’t, who will? If not today, when?  Carpe diem.