No mail for a month

Many Glacier Hotel from across Swiftcurrent Lake.

No mail for a month.

Every day an email arrives listing the incoming mail.

Almost everything that’s important arrives via email or text, from over-focusing on changing every account notification delivery method to paperless.

The only important paper mail arriving is out of my control.

Son, experiment creatively with how to be entirely paperless and not geographically dependent in order to manage your life’s most important administrative responsibilities.

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Self-absorbed

An “i was there” photo. Mt. Oberlin summit.

Self-absorbed is necessary to know and understand yourself.

Seems backwards.

Son, this is your challenge – take all conventional wisdom and challenge it.

Look at the people (the herd) who tout conventional wisdom and ask yourself, “Are they thriving because their habits and rituals model conventional wisdom?”

Use this mantra: To know is to do. To know and not do, is to not yet know.

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Hakuna Matata meets over-focus

Char, the owner, says Lion King is her favorite Disney movie. 

Char’s living room fireplace mantle. 

Char’s refrigerator doubled as our daily story board. 

Lake McDonald Lodge is a short walk from Char’s Cabin. August 3, yesterday, in lower left. 

Had time to see Hungry Horse Dam on way to airport. 

Perhaps wider than Hoover Dam but not as tall. 

Son, all of this post’s photos demonstrate the following:

  1. Going the extra inch (Char’s fav Disney movie photos will surprise her)
  2. Time is our most precious asset and using it wisely requires focus (storyboard the big picture)
  3. Networking is key to getting things done (Lake McDonald Lodge front desk staff)
  4. Generosity is admirable (gifting front desk staff)
  5. Build time in for new things (Hungry Horse Dam) 

To know is to do. To know and not do is to not yet know. 

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The Universe is decently organized

High alpine meadows are remarkable because for some reason trees have stayed clear. 

If you see one type of plant (flowers, trees, shrubs, lichens, etc) you generally see many of the same plant. 

Why?

Because the universe knows that birds of a feather flock together.  

Son, i’ve discovered that being organized begets being organized. 

i’ve also learned that being disorganized begets more disorganization.  

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Home surplus

Lower Grinnell Lake on our descent. 

Once you become organized, you must consistently tend to your good habits and rituals. 

Many people fall behind on personal organization and never dig themselves out of the hole that traps them for the rest of their life. 

Son, a few tips:

  1. Simplify
  2. Reduce, reuse, recycle
  3. Create structure and processes
  4. Slay procrastination 
  5. Find a million ways to stay motivated
  6. Actively pursue the best life hacks
  7. Teach what you know
  8. Have fun and reward yourself 
  9. Be creative and innovative

Always ask yourself, “Will this matter in one, five, 10, or more years?”

Bonus insight: Picture being in a senior living facility with minimal room for stuff. What would you really need and want if space dictated you can’t have much?

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