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Wrong

Here we go again

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Upper left date stamp: Jan 1-5, 2019. Rode bike 10+ miles roundtrip yesterday (Jan 1), including a stop at the gym.

Here we go again.

What?

New Year’s Facebook posts.

Shoulda, woulda, coulda.

Working on week 11 of “i-quit-sugar”.

New Year’s Day (yesterday) is nothing more than a light-switch-effect moment for humans who haven’t figured out the key to personal transformation.

People think come January 1, they will magically have what it takes to begin a new habit.

i know this because of a lifetime of personal experience.

There ain’t no light-switch-effect you get to summon.

Here’s a hint (because i’ve recently revealed the #1 ingredient), motivation is #2.

Update (today, March 2): “i quit sugar” is now 19 weeks strong. Why? Guessing because it’s really important to me.

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Ever Think Like This?

Lean doesn’t mean what it sounds like

David Uth
Pastor David Uth (looks lean, eh?) last night at the 2016 Singing Trees performance.

 

Lean means…

  • simplicity
  • scalability
  • priority
  • freedom
  • joy

 

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Dear Son

There were so many broken promises

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Yesterday morning’s run was 4.35 miles, and a half-mile walk cool down. Have been running 17 years now.

 

There used to be a time when i would make weight-loss and get healthy goals this time of year.

Ha.

Finally found the solution…

April Fool’s Day 1999, i began running one mailbox a day for a week, then added an additional mailbox distance (100 meters) with each passing week. It was one month before i jogged the equivalent of one lap around a track.

 

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Staying Motivated

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.

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Looking For Creative Ideas?

Don’t read the fine print, write it

Orlando Motivational Keynote Speakers
Reading the fine print?

 

The only way to make a New Year’s resolution stick for the rest of our lives is to make “the rest of our lives” part of our contract.

Conventional cliches revolve around “make sure you read the fine print”.

Try this on for size:

Make sure you write the fine print.

You, yes you. Write your contract with yourself. Add the fine print. You know, the clause that says, “I must do this or everything is null and void.”

 

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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.