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Need Help Not Giving Up?

Do or do not

Dreams require risks. Risks require failure. Failure enables growth. Growth enables dreams.

Do or do not do the work.

Is there a third choice?

No, from my six decades on this planet. i have discovered my own truths. Truths many others embrace, and at the same time, many others shun. Right or wrong, we need to commit. i am committed to my truth – which may grow and develop as more years teach more lessons.

Some might say that doing some but not all of the work is doing the work, and i say that doing the work is like a marriage, you are 100% committed or you are not committed. Cheating means failing.

At some point, i deemed my being faithful to a positive attitude was all or nothing.

Cheating by being impatient, unkind, angry, and negative means i have failed.

i do not like that type of failure.

Failing from calculated risk taking inspires me.

Needed to say all of this to clear up any doubt about my intimate relationship with failure.

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Entrepreneurship

Spring 2019 has sprung

Arnold Schwarzenegger speech
The long way is the short cut.

Spring 2019 has sprung.

Hello March 20, 2019.

You tricked me because i thought the 21st ushers in Spring. Not this year.

For every animal that hibernated this Winter, Spring is a great example of working hard.

For every person with a big, important dream, now is a great time to work your butt off.

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Joy In Your Spirit

We age but we do not need to feel old

sunrise at the beach
After 59 years, this never gets old.

 

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.

L.P. Jacks

 

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Recommit

Eliminating paper (work)

First time home buyers
First time home buyers.

 

First time home buyers
First time home buyers.

 

First time home buyers
First time home buyers.

 

First time home buyers
First time home buyers.

 

homeowner filing system
Homeowner filing system. Only need to keep the past seven years (2017 – 2011).

 

paperless vendor system
Eliminating paper (work).

 

backyard fire pit
Social security numbers used to be on all important documents. So much burning this weekend.

 

Eliminating paper (work).

Photos include visual evidence of:

Our first home had 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1-car garage (1,100 sq. feet).

That house cost $47,400 in 1985.

Our first mortgage was $45,000.

When mailing our monthly mortgage payment, an extra principal payment of just $52 saved us over $700 in interest.

i burned dozens of paper files from our 35-year marriage’s history.

 

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Joy In Your Spirit

Reunited after a 30-year absence

luck
Cousin shared a quote i hadn’t heard, so i dictated it and texted it to myself at 6:59am yesterday.

 

Cousins reunion
About 30 minutes later, we parked our bikes to take this photo.

 

We hadn’t seen each other in 30 years and we couldn’t explain why.

Heck, Randy is one of only three cousins i have.

His older brother and younger sister are the other two.

Randy drove from Pennsylvania to the University of Idaho to pick me up and drive me home, via Seattle, Los Angeles, and New Orleans.

True story.

We were 22 years old.

It took a couple days.

 

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