Sunday, April 15, 2012

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55 laps around the sun ...


… and what have I learned. Among other things …

-       - focus on the small steps, the process not the goals
-      -  to build trust, make small promises … and keep them
-       - true love is not a myth
-      -  passion and purpose are life's true driving forces
-       - going deep builds understanding
-       - going broad builds adaptability
-       - failing is learning in an ugly disguise
-       - problem-solving is often about the 5% improvement
-      - the extraordinary life is made by doing extraordinary things
-       - a ‘good enough to get by’ attitude leads to mediocrity
-      -  life is about living
-       - being overly attached to stuff and outcomes causes unhappiness
-       - risk-taking is how increase the square footage of adventure in our lives
-      -  people are more interesting that what they first appear
-       - the universe won’t manifest anything for you, taking action will
-      - ‘loyalty’ when it’s inconvenient to be so, is true loyalty
-       - ‘generosity’ when there is no hope of ‘payback’ is true generosity
-       - possibilities are endless; our fears are the real limiting factor
-       - ‘what’s the worst that can happen?’ is a question worth asking
-       - investing in ourselves is the best investment of all
-       - everything comes to an end; even pain, sorrow or unhappy moments
-       - there is much more to everything that what we initially think
-       - time goes by whether we want it to or not
-       - each day is an opportunity to re-invent ourselves
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- - Best wishes all: JBW

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5 Comments

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Great post! Happy Birthday.

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Happy birthday to the most amazing man I know. Happy and very proud to call you my Hubby.. Love you soooo much!

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Happy birthday John. Looking forward to your seminar at George Adams' on Saturday.

Andrew Nerlich

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Klaus Burton 8:01 am

Awesome advice, have a good one!

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Very thought provoking post. Happy Birthday from NYC sir!

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