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One Mail Box Challenge

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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Impossible Is For Amateurs

Secret hack to improve your health

At Disney Institute, Bob and i agreed to start the one push up a day challenge for a week, and to add a pushup for each passing week. Bob lasted three weeks.

The secret hack to improving your health?

The way to get better is to get better at getting better.

In 1999, i began doing one push-up a day for a week. The second week, two push-ups a day. Third week, three a day, and so on.

Two years later, in week 104 since i began with one pushup a day, 104 pushups a day were done every day that week.

No way possible to start at 104 a day, and also no way it’s impossible if you start small and grow slowly.

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One Mail Box Challenge

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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Dear Son

Twelve weeks in, holding at 8 mailboxes

Disney jeff
Rest and relaxation on a college hammock, two days ago.

 

Twelve weeks in, holding at 8 mailboxes.

Two laps around a high school track.

After three months.

Traditional metrics have us as failures.

What do you mean you’re only jogging for two laps?

Listen up mister, the real metric you should be celebrating is we are showing up for our 12th consecutive week – at 5:15AM and 6:15AM.

 

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Run one mailbox a day family-style

Disney keynote speaker jeff noel
Rode bike to Disney’s Contemporary Resort a couple times this week.

 

Run one mailbox a day family-style.

The three of us began six days ago on Monday, August 6, 2018.

The date is not significant, nor memorable.

Not like April Fools Day 2009, when i began writing five daily, differently-themed blog posts.

Not like Halloween 2014, when i retired from Disney after 31 years of service.

In two days, on Monday, we’ll run two mailboxes a day for the week.

By the way, our jogging pace is slower than walking.

 

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