Fear, fail, learn

Glacier National Park entrance sign
There are 31 beads left in the jar. There are five separate 2018 trips planned to GNP.

 

You know what’s hard to dream of?

Overcoming fear and failure.

And overcoming the truth – we have a vast capacity to learn, but deny ourselves because fear and failure loom over us.

Now, today, is the only time we should be focused on our long-term health.

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Failure is a great teacher

Service process failure
i love Walgreens. Last night reinforced how challenging it is to be excellent 100% of the time. Notice the two red signs in the bottom corners.

 

Failure is a great teacher.

Taking risks is a predictable path to failure.

If you want a great teacher, become friends with taking risks (and failure).

 

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Desire is never in doubt, and it is never enough

Muhlenberg College
Old meets new.

 

Muhlenberg College
The tradition of higher education goes back a long way.

 

Muhlenberg College
Branding of the hurdles for the Track & Field team does what?

 

New Year’s resolutions fail because of one insidiously overlooked reason. We think we can wave a magic wand and become the thing we want to become by flicking the proverbial switch.

One single day (January 1) on a calendar is the proverbial switch. New year, new me. Right?

It’s foolish to take stock in desire, without taking stock in commitment.

Desire isn’t the issue, commitment is.

Until we accept this brutal reality – that we aren’t truly committed – we will continue the self-fulfilling prophecy that New Year’s resolutions don’t work.

Note: If we are truly committed, we will not rest until we accomplish what we set out to accomplish. Commitment comes with the clause known as “lifetime guarantee”.

 

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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.

This website is about our physical health. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s spiritual health website, click here.

 

The paradox of a crushed dream

Delta Airlines email
Upper right, Delta confirmed yesterday that the France airfare is being refunded.

 

Hearing about someone’s crushed childhood dream can motivate us to reconsider our own childhood dreams. We may even be inspired to live more intentionally.

I’ve often felt inspired and challenged by other’s who’ve broken away from their fear and doubt.

The ones who still believe in the awe and wonder of dreaming without limitation.

So if that happens for some of you as a result of hearing about my crushed dream to be in France this week, cool.

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If you are afraid

Steve Jobs video (90 seconds) on failure.

 

 

If you are afraid of failure, you won’t get very far. – Steve Jobs

It’s never too late to become active.

And it’s never too late to become more active.

Question is, can you convince yourself and change?

PS. You so freaking deserve it.

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