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Ignorance

These days everyone has access to information, yet some remain ignorant. "To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant." - A. Bronson Alcott "Ignorance is not a simple lack of knowledge but an active aversion to knowledge, the refusal to know, issuing from cowardice, pride, or…


Purpose and Drive

Successful people have a purpose strong enough to make them do the (uncomfortable, "difficult") things they have to do to accomplish the results they want. Do you?


A new decision

This is happening in your life. You did this and that happened.   You tried it and you learned something. You're in charge. What's the next move?


No risk, no story to tell.

To accomplish anything worthwhile, to live a full, exciting life, and move towards what you are really capable of doing, you need to take some risks. Sometimes it's a physical risk.  But most times it's in your head - risk of embarrassment, loss of time, loss of opportunity, or just…


Everyone thinks this is cool…

Too often we chase things that other people think we should do, have, or be.  Many people become addicted with and self-identified with things that come from consensus.  Social media is a great tool to live this way. But if you live like this, one day you will start to…


Being calm

"It's difficult to be calm until you've lost a lot and won a lot." As a child we get upset about small things, and we feel a thrill winning small games. As we grow we play different "games" and the stakes are higher. I have lost a lot.  When a…


A you one of the few?

Only a few Americans have clearly defined written goals. Less than 1% can identify their primary objective in life. Are you one of them?  


Which wolf wins?

https://youtu.be/AkMQIM4DGHQ?si=rv-2MfUwyQYGBi-9 A Think Daily subscriber named Doc Holladay commented on a post a few days ago and put a link to this song he wrote a couple of years ago.  I thought the song could be a huge hit! Check it out and you tell me. OR - tell him…


Living with your decisions – or not

Sometimes there is something that is troubling you each day that you have to deal with.  Often it is from a poor decision you made in the past.   Sometimes to solve the problem you need to undo that decision to make your life better or solve that problem. New information,…


Living Longer – part 2

Studies have revealed that people with positive views of old age do better than people with negative views. People with the brightest beliefs live 7 1/2 years longer than people with the gloomiest beliefs! I turn 60 next month and I am looking forward to the decade!  I'm gonna rock…


Living Longer

In industrialized countries about 1 in 6000 people make it to age 100.   One in 5 million make it to be 110 years old.  The oldest human was 122 years, 164 days old. Personally, my goal is to live to be 100.  But of course, some people are in such…


Which version of you wins?

In different situations, we can be kind, helpful, productive, happy, and centered, etc, OR rude, callous, bitter, violent and jealous, etc. We all have the potential for each version in us, and we have all brought each side out at times - at our best and worst moments. In this…


Withhold Judgement as Long as Possible

Sometimes you have to make a quick judgment.  But most times you don't. If you make snap judgments, you are wrong too often. When you are wrong because you jumped the gun, it's embarrassing and you lose your credibility. Stay open. Don't jump to conclusions or the first answer. Withhold…


Who do you want to be?

Man, that's a damn good question. Answer it and a lot of your decisions are already made. Do the things that the person you want to be would do. Who do you want to be?  


Stay true to you.

When I have made decisions that were against who I am, I felt uncomfortable and it wasn't right. Sometimes it felt uncomfortable in the beginning and turned out to be a big mistake. Make decisions that are in alignment with your beliefs and values. Those you can live with and…


Are you really in charge of you?

Are you in charge of you? I mean your attention - which is all you have.  Are you in charge? Where you focus your attention is where your mind and life go. The world is clamoring to get it - and they are very clever in doing so.  They know…


Fix your troubles

If you don't fix your troubles they will be there for you tomorrow - and many have a tendency to grow. "To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice" - Aristotle How you deal with trouble reveals your character. What do your troubles say about your character?


Bad food isn't bad for you…

...until you eat it.   We don't gain weight from the availability of low-quality food, but from its consumption. Who decides what food goes in your mouth?  


Buyer beware of impulse buying

Insecurity + impulse + easy credit = Trouble. Be careful.  If you get swept up in the moment and commit to payments on something, especially on things that go down in value (cars, furniture, clothes, timeshare vacation places, etc.), you will regret it. It's hard to make money, and easy…


Moral and Ethical "SKILLS"

What you achieve is important.  But more important than what you achieved is the way in which you achieved it and who you became as a result of the chase. Develop moral and ethical skills along the way.  Watch for the tests.  Pass them. Be a good human first. Then…