Father, forgive us

mountains and a lake
Mountain weather can change in minutes. Being unprepared can be deadly.

Father, forgive us for we know not what we do.

We all must face our feelings and hopefully reconcile any of them that trouble us. Why? So we can stop carrying the extra baggage.

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The over-riding hope

bowl of blueberries
Super foods are inexpensive during harvest.

i do not hope to live to be 80-90.

This year i hope to speak with more people that old.

Yet more than any other personal hope, i hope to live in the present moment.

It is 6:00 PM, eating dinner at the desk.

Three posts in and the decision is made to push the cathartic writing about yesterday’s meeting to a future day.

.think .differently

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How experienced?

Disney Institute Keynote speaker Jeff Noel with group
Disney Institute interns swear that Jungle Jeff made selfies fun/cool again.

How experienced are you?

Take a 62 year old. They have lived three generations.

Take a 21 year old. They have lived a single generation.

History repeats itself.

Good triumphs over bad.

Always.

Sometimes triumph is painfully slow, yet triumph is always the long-game outcome.

You cannot understand this because all you’ve seen is one generation. Panic when the stock market steeply drops? You, yes.

Don’t panic, not even for a second. Why? Because i’ve been in it for four decades. Stock is a long-game strategy. Long-game takes 30-50 years, not three to five years, let alone a few panically days, weeks or months.

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Anger never wins

Glacier wildflowers
GNP.

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

African proverb

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Adversity reveals character

jeff noel wisdom
KLD on Instagram creates these and they are fun to see.

Adversity reveals character.

Adversity doesn’t develop character, it reveals it.

Last night my final message to our son was this:

Hey, tomorrow, let’s talk about how calm i’ve been in the midst of Covid-19. Most people are panicked, deeply concerned about their future, and literally having anxiety attacks. My whole life has been a slow and steady continuous improvement journey. You would be perfectly normal to be freaked out now, and freaked out because your friends are probably freaked out. Please do not compare where you are with where i am. Sleep on it and we’ll talk tomorrow.

What you are about to read next is what i call clarity, expectations, and accountability – summed up, bluntly, as one of life’s harsh realities. You are the CEO of You, Inc. Everything in your life is your responsibility. To refute this is to live in a closed-mindset, child-adult relationship with your world.

If you aren’t leading yourself well now, you weren’t leading yourself well before Covid-19.

If you were leading yourself well before Covid-19, you are leading yourself well now.

Adversity is showing our true colors as they say.

i am presently unemployed, and probably will be for the rest of the year, so this is a perfect time to panic. But panic isn’t in my vocabulary anymore, and hasn’t been for years.

Meanwhile, i continue to offer hope and personal challenge, as i have my whole life, to anyone who cares to listen.

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