A fresh week is waiting. Waiting to be saddled and galloped across an unknown field.
Time to stand up, walk over to your 4K Weeks poster, and fill in the next square.
Ok, here are a few horse apples from us to you.
First... Do you have any ideas, thoughts, or dreams about who you want to be and things you want to have accomplished a year from now? Write them down. Write them as if they have already happened, in a letter to yourself in the first person, present tense.Imagine you are reflecting back on 2023 and all that has happened. "Hello Me, It is December 20th, 2023. So much awesome has happened this year. The weekly reminder email that I started in October of 2022 just won the Grammy for best email newsletter... etc,"you get the picture.It's like Magic. Thoughts are energy, and energy changes the world.
Second... Would you be interested in participating in a "60 Day Sprint and Habit Building" Accountability group in 2023? A group of people, each person publicly proclaiming and taking massive action on their ONE BIG GOAL, and everyone holding each other accountable? I have been turning an idea over in my head for a while now, and thought I would ask if anyone is interested in us building it. No promises...just curious. Interested? Email me.
Week #51 in the year 1973,Henri Richard scored his 100oth NHL Goal. He was 1972.71 weeks old. (37.83 yrs)
Week #51 in the year 1984,Dwight D. Eisenhower, 39th President of the US, became the first human to have his voice transmitted through space. He was born in 1890, in an age before the automobile. He was 3557.29 weeks old. (68.22 yrs)
"Work out your own salvation, do not depend on others" - Buddha
You can't fit a life-long lesson into one quote, (nuance, man...! even that sentence needs an explainer... next time!) and so depending on where we are in the journey, quotes hit differently.
If you are in a momentary valley in your life, the quote above might seem harsh, and unkind. If you are on a momentary mountain top in your life, it is kind of a "duh".
I think a rephrasing of this might be "Put on your own oxygen mask first". Because every one of us, no matter how: successful, available, on top of it, WINNING, crushing it, etc., etc., is totally focused on our own journey 99.9% of the time. You can't count on anyone being available to pull you up, AND!... If they do, then THEY pulled you up. The Journey is the salvation... the only way to figure it out is to figure it out. It's hard, but YOU have to do it.
Space. So much Space. Most of everything is nothing. Even you and I are mostly nothing. (or maybe not..ish? nuance... it kills me.) In light of that large amount of nothing both inside of us, and outside of us, what actually is something?
We could get all woowoo, and debate the meaning of existence, spending hours on semantics and theories. This week I want it to be more simple, so I have decided..."I love, therefore I am". In that sentence "love" is an action word.
I don't ever remember having an existential crisis while I was: hugging my wife, listening deeply to my kids voices, chit chatting with my siblings and friends, cleaning the gutters at my parent's house. So I say again this week...If you need a pick me up, pick someone else up. Giving is magic.
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