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

Comments

Joel said…
Great post! Happy Birthday.
melfel said…
Happy birthday to the most amazing man I know. Happy and very proud to call you my Hubby.. Love you soooo much!
Andrew Nerlich said…
Happy birthday John. Looking forward to your seminar at George Adams' on Saturday.

Andrew Nerlich
Klaus Burton said…
Awesome advice, have a good one!
Anish said…
Very thought provoking post. Happy Birthday from NYC sir!

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