Week 9, 2024

Week 9, 2024

Once you realize that you are facing that much change in the future, it becomes clear how important it is to be intentional about how you want to change, and what world you want to live in when you get there.

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Week 8, 2024

Week 8, 2024

Week 8 of 2024 has arrived. Time to walk over to your 4K Weeks poster and fill in another square.  Done? I am not usually despondent. I am a problem solver at heart. I usually only need a second to flip from anger/disappointment/surprise, etc, over to "We can fix this..." So It broke my heart a bit on Valentine's Day when I reacted to the shooting at the Super Bowl victory parade with an unsurprised, unengaged, despondent sadness. Everyone in Kansas City knows someone who was affected.  It's the biggest small town. Gun companies have spent the last 2 decades gloriously profiting while cranking out as many firearms as possible, driving the price down to essentially nothing, with immunity from liability...

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Week 7, 2024

Week 7, 2024

Sometimes a thing just has to be done in less than ideal circumstances. And if it has to be done, just do it, and try to smile. The second you realize that you have choice, then the question is: "Who do I want to become?"

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Week 6, 2024

Week 6, 2024

Nearly everyone overestimates what they can get done in a day, and underestimates what they can get done in a year.

Expect great things for yourself... we're all counting on you

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Week 5, 2024

Week 5, 2024

I've worked hard on things that didn't pan out, and I've worked hard on things that did.  The only unifying theme in my life is that I have benefited from, and learned to love hard work. (Most kinds.)

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Week 4, 2024

Week 4, 2024

You can choose to be tougher. You should value toughness over ability. You always have a choice to endure, to push yourself a bit farther than you prefer.

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Week 3, 2024

Week 3, 2024

Focus on becoming the person you need to be to accomplish the goals that you need to accomplish, to achieve the dreams that you have for yourself. Think of yourself as the author, not the character...

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Week 2, 2024

Week 2, 2024

Your "self" isn't immutable. You aren't "a certain type of person". You are an evolving experiment. One that is certainly affected by the observer, and one whose outcome is affected by the inputs. If you want to carry something different in your heart, you can do that. You just have to want it bad enough that you can let go of the person you have been.

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Week 1, 2024

Week 1, 2024

You have to be ok with an imperfect start. You have to laser focus on your goal while still fending off and plowing through all of the INEVITABLE distractions. It's more important to be resilient and persistent than it is to be perfect.

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Week 52, 2023

Week 52, 2023

Your life is a project. It is a complex, multi-dimensional initiative that would require a department of 100 people to successfully bring to market. But... you are just one person, not a department of 100... 

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