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One Mailbox a Day reprise

Healthy habits. Habits are everyday occurrences. Children in your life watch what you do. They rarely listen to what you say, especially if you don’t do it.

Easy peasy.

The long way is the short cut.

If your goal isn’t impossible, you’re not reaching high enough.

Run one mailbox a day for a week.

Second week, two mailboxes a day.

Third week, three mailboxes a day.

Fourth week, you are now running, non-stop, the equivalent of one lap around a high school track, 400 meters.

Mailboxes here are 100 meters apart.

Why take so long to do one lap?

Why not? What’s the rush? You’re in this for the rest of your life, right?

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One mailbox a day 2020

Disney Institute speaker
Mid-2000’s flashback.

One mailbox a day 2020.

Will it begin tomorrow?

We’d be (April) Fools not to.

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Two-a-days

Fall hiking in Glacier
Hiking through Glacier National Park is easier if you are active before you arrive.

Two-a-days.

What?

In practice, some people do two workouts, or two rehearsals, of two simulations a day. 

Some do this to outdistance their competition. Some do it out of necessity. And some do it because they’re simply playing the hand they are dealt.

At 5:15am i’m out the door for a run with my wife. This is too early for our son, a high school senior.

He and i are out the door at 6:15am.

During Summer, we will creatively solve for a single run together.

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i have to laugh

family at Disney Springs
January 2, 2019 – yesterday. Mary Poppins Returns was good.

i have to laugh at how little distance we are coving after five months of running Monday through Friday every week.

Nearing 3/4 of a mile in non-stop running, with a cooldown walk that puts the total daily distance at one mile.

Seriously, after five months we aren’t quite to the equivalent of three laps around a high school track. 

Why the laughing?

Because no one i know would show up at a track on the first day and run less than four laps.

Our goal is to create lifetime habits. Habits are formed slowly and steadily. How many people do you know who have been intentionally moving for a lifetime?

All of a sudden, our distance seems irrelevant to the slow, steady, and consistent progress we’ve made since August 6, 2019. 

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Wishing you a broken leg?

good luck
At Disney, and in the entertainment industry in general, break a leg means good luck.

 

i’m getting better at waiting to make progress or completing something before saying, “Guess what i started doing?”

Why?

The likelihood that simply declaring something is not going to make it a reality.

Why?

Do your own math and you’ll quickly see that we humans are a funny bunch.

We desire all sorts of good-for-us change, but we are generally inept at making it stick.

Today begins month five of running one-mailbox-a-day for a week and adding a mailbox with each new week. This is not only me doing this, but also Cheryl and Chapin.

 

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