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The Other Side

There is no part of our journey for wasting

protocol
Retired our old American Flag yesterday. Only afterwards did i learn the flag should have been folded properly. Additionally, it is customary to say the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem.

There is no part of our journey for wasting

In our youth and even as an older adult in our immaturity, we will inevitably waste time on things that had little to zero value.

A few of these “time-wasted” experiences are helpful.

They help us see how consistently doing good and decent daily habits and rituals propel us forward.

As Bob Dylan said, “He who is not busy being born, is busy dying.”

We did not rush the American Flag burning yesterday. While it isn’t called for, i kept my right hand over my heart until there was nothing left. This was time well wasted.

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Please don't tell me

We should be used to rejection by now

Disney Keynote Speakers
Great Disney Keynote speakers.

 

The rejection stung initially, and then it hit me – this was a chance opportunity from the beginning.

Random, rare, microscopic.

While i had better than decent odds than most longshots – the Speaker’s Bureau they hired gave them their two best speaker choices – because of word-of-mouth and my pedigree, but it wasn’t enough this time.

Never let your memories be bigger than your dreams.

Go.

PS. The beauty of this was it began and ended in 72 hours.

 

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Misinterpret

What might have been gets forfeited through indecision

Florida turtle on sidewalk
Riding home from gym yesterday. Bike parked upper right against telephone pole.

 

Florida turtle on sidewalk
Rode past and then decided to stop and investigate.

 

Florida turtle on sidewalk
This thing is built to avoid touch from other creatures.

 

What might have been gets forfeited due to indecision.

It dawned on me yesterday that Cheryl and i have made generous offers and suggestions (over time) for others to visit and stay for extended periods of time.

At one point (20 years ago +-) we had blueprints sketched out for a mother-in-law apartment on our two-acre lot.

The reality is this, we get comfortable with our surroundings – the unknown and potentially better situation bring change, but the (scary) opportunity often gets trumped by familiarity and fear.

Change is scary, which is another way of saying opportunity is scary.

Opportunity often gets trumped by familiarity and fear.

Our options when an offered opportunity isn’t embraced?

Serenity…

You can offer, suggest, and or recommend.

But you must allow the other person(s) to make their decision.

When the decision isn’t what you feel is best (long-term), you must ride it out.

And wait.

And let it go.

Over time (years or decades later) it will likely play out unfavorably.

Should you feel guilty or sorry for the other’s missed opportunity?

The awkward (and correct) answer is “no”.

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Dear Son

Your opportunity to serve is right in front of you

High school orientation
Yesterday during High School Social time. One of those students is brand new to the school.

 

Your opportunity to serve is right in front of you. It’s called High School. Can’t wait to see how you embrace this. Not sure you’re even aware of the opportunity at your feet.

 

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Prayers Please

Help me to stay focused on the opportunity and not on the cost

Southwest Air digital boarding pass
Heading to Washington, DC today for an Executive Overview tomorrow morning.

 

Today and tomorrow help me to stay focused on the opportunity and not on the (time) cost.

There’s an exception to every rule.

Know yourself well enough to know when to be flexible and when to stay true to your values.

i don’t do sales pitches.

So tomorrow’s hour will be out of my comfort zone because that’s what the client has asked for. They are auditioning two or three top candidates and deciding which one to hire.

 

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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.

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