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October 2009

When’s Your Funeral?

Morbid thought or inspirational thought?

Inspirational thought!

Why?

Because when we realize that tomorrow is not guaranteed, perhaps we will put more focus on today.

Looks good on paper, but is incredibly elusive.  The whole “live in the moment” thing is very challenging to do.

Have you ever tried it?  I mean, day after day, after day.  Month after month, after month….

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October 2009

My Friend Said This

“To know is to do.  To know and not do, is to not yet know”. —  jeff’s friend

Said another way:  “Common sense needs to be common practice”. – jeff noel

Otherwise, it’s like we don’t even know what common sense is.

Yes, this is painful to admit.  Yes, it’s not easy to apply common sense. Yes, our lives will become better (not perfect) if we apply more common sense to our lives.  Yes, it’s completely up to us. Always has been.  Always will be.  Carpe diem!

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Peak Hurricane Month

What’s Stopping You?

Excuses?

Attitude?

Fear?

Anger?

Doubt?

Good.  All these things mean you’re human.  There are a million ways to overcome these things.  The secret is to find your way.

That’s one of the biggest barriers – people want to be handed the recipe for success.  The reality is, you have to find it on your own.

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Peak Hurricane Month

Rules For Being Human

I’ve had this article for ten years, given by a friend. The author is unknown. Here it is in it’s entirety:

The question remains, despite all the work and inquiry of the researchers discussed in this column and countless others: How can we build committed, competent people and workforces?

I received the following as a handout at a class I attended;  the author is unknown.  Because these reflections give me solace, I am sharing them.

1.  You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

2.  You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time information school called life.   Each day in this school you will have opportunities to learn lessons.  You may like the lessons, or you may think they are irrelevant or stupid.

3.  There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error, of experimentation.  The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately work.

4.  A lesson is repeated until learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.  When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain lessons.  If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

6.  There is not better than here. When your there has become here, you will simply obtain another there that will again look better than here.

7.  Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8.  What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the resources you need.  What you do with them is up to you.  The choice is yours.

9.  Your answers lie inside you. The answers to life’s questions lie inside you.  All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

jeff here again.  How was that for the first installment of “Too Long Tuesday”?

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Peak Hurricane Month

Too Long Tuesday?

There’s been a very calculated effort to make all five blogs comply with a “short post” challenge.

It was a simple test to see what would happen.  What happened?

Website traffic spiked.  Thank you everyone, for your interest.  While the real reason I blog so much is selfish, it’s actually an amazing joy to think others may benefit as much as me and my Family.

This leads to today’s title, Too Long Tuesday.  It seems an occasional long post may work, without overwhelming me or you.

Personally, and generally speaking, long blog posts bore me.  No offense to those who write them.  Have written a fair number myself, but mostly in the early days.

Time marches on, and so has this post.  See ya tomorrow at Too Long Tuesday?