life lessons: Living My Life! By Design Can Be a Mixed Bag! - 04/22/10 04:09 PM
Living My Life! By Design Can Be a Mixed Bag
 
When I read the preview chapter for Tom Ferry’s book, Life! By Design, I anticipated being challenged. However, in reading both the examples that Tom set forth for how to reach that point in our lives, and the exercises he asked us to engage in, that enable us to identify the issues which hinder us from living such a life, made me realize that living my Life! By Design is not quite the simplified process that I had initially envisioned.
 
Living a Life! By Design is something that takes … (11 comments)

life lessons: The Road To Experience... - 11/04/09 03:46 AM
The Road to Experience…

I wonder how many of us realize that our experiences did not come from sitting in class after class of useful but otherwise mindless tedium. I say that tongue in cheek, of course, because we all know that experience doesn't come from listening so much as it comes from doing. As the old adage says, experience is the best teacher...
There is wisdom to be gained from making mistakes. Do I sound cliché’? The truth of the matter is, without having messed up somewhere along the way, how would we have known that what … (49 comments)

life lessons: A Lesson From Some Rather Fearless Fowl... - 07/17/09 12:17 PM
A Lesson From Some Rather Fearless Fowl...
I was driving on my way to Wolcott on Tuesday and saw this unusual sight:

 
I thought at first, what are turkeys doing here in the middle of the city? Then I realized, they weren't turkeys, there were chickens!!!
They were, contrary to my initial impression of them, quite fearless as they strutted around, wondering what to do with themselves as they wandered along the side of the road.
It reminded me of something that FDR said: "...we have nothing to fear but fear itself".
These chickens were not chicken at all … (2 comments)

 
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