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Hope

If this is true, what does today and our future hold

digital circuit board for swimming pool app
We wire our attitude’s circuit board with every thought and every piece of self-talk. Photo: yesterday, our pool’s digital app circuit board.

 

As we think so we are.

Most of us, myself included, have inferiority complexes.

As we reach midlife we should experience these feelings much less often.

Why?

Because of the way we think.

i believe it’s possible to eliminate negative thoughts with the help of a balanced approach to life.

Bottomline (in my opinion), we need to feed ourselves with positive self-talk, continuous personal development, and constant loving care of our mind, body and spirit.

 

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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.

 

Categories
Rethink

It’s dangerous to confuse the two

morning love note
First thing awaiting me downstairs yesterday morning. Rec’d mug last night at conference welcome dinner.

 

Don’t confuse your gift with your passion.

Disney is my passion.

Teaching is my gift.

Although i hated to leave Disney after 30 incredible years, it was the right thing to do.

Ps. 100 days later, today, May 12, i’ve had to re-read this post several times and i’m still struggling to understand my conviction when i wrote it.

 

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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

Become your own teacher

Prolific Disney blogger HQ
My teaching starts here (closest windows) every morning , except when i’m traveling (which is rare these days). Photo: less than 24 hours ago.

 

Become your own teacher.

Profoundly simple.

Simply profound.

 

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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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Love In Your Heart

Letting go of what you want

Car crash skid marks
Last night at Disney Springs.

 

Letting go of what you want.

This could be the most challenging (the ultimate?) to-do item we ever tackle.

Accomplishing it brings a Zen-like peace. At least that’s what success seems like it would bring.

Not accomplishing a complete letting go of things we hold on to brings us a worry that is too difficult to bear.

The antidote, for which i am convinced, is to fully live each day – to not put off until tomorrow what we can (and should) do today.

In this manner, if we loose something or someone we have peace knowing we didn’t squander what we had (or who we had) while it was present in our life.

That’s all we can really hope for.

 

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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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MidLife Celebration Is...

It’s not about the money, even when the money is great

Refundable airfare rules
Our life is not eligible for a refund.

 

Sunset at Epcot with Monorail
Our days come to an end one at a time.

 

A great friend shared this yesterday:

“My 21-year old cousin had just been in a motorcycle accident and died twice on the table, but he miraculously made it. Then i get the invitation from you…everyone was happy at your retirement party. A few days later at my company’s (near Disney World, Time Share, obsessively money and numbers driven culture) quarterly breakfast celebration, no one was happy. That’s when it hit me that it’s not about the money.”

A blinding flash of the obvious only becomes obvious well into our life, usually decades into it.

The temptation is to rationalize that it’s too late to transform.

At 13 years his senior, was honored that he thought i could offer sound perspective and wisdom.

 

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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.