Friday, December 15, 2017

Going Somewhere?


There's no doubt in my mind about what's ahead.  It's going to be one of my busiest calendar years ever.  What I like most about my goals is the balance I'm seeking (and scheduling).  It can't be all work or all play but it should be planned in order to make it happen.  The payoff here is the person you become.  Perhaps it's a better spouse, a better parent, a better friend or a better neighbor.  Are you happy with the person you are becoming?  If you desire it, plan it, and go for it, I can assure you it will make looking in the mirror a better experience.  You make wake up one morning and ask, "how did I get here?" 

Have a great day.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ignorance Awareness


Please humor me – I'm on my third day in a row on my philosophical kick.  Today I'm reflecting on something Socrates said and it challenges what I know (or don't know).  Here goes:

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.

This one hits me hard.  Why?  Because the deeper I go on my life's journey, the more I realize what I don't know.  Today is ignorance awareness day.  I may have to incorporate this into my next book because the truth is I really don't know very much about what I'm doing or why it works.  It's the greatest experiment I've ever participated in.  Scary?  Perhaps.  Unburdening?  Yes.  Thought provoking?  You decide.  Tomorrow I promise to change the subject to something more tangible.  Thanks for humoring me.  Have a great day.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Greater Than the Sum of the Parts


Aristotle, ranked as one of the greatest philosophers of all times, said, "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."

I'm beginning to see how this message relates to my life.  Have you ever noticed how improvement in one area of your life affects all the other areas, even though they may appear somewhat disconnected?  Or, if you experience a setback in one area, the other parts of your life also experience a decline?

Like the bones in our bodies, all the areas of our lives are connected.  I'm getting ready for a quantum leap in my personal life and my strategy is to break down the walls separating the bones.  This effort is going to require some planning and cooperation from the people I'm connected to.  If all goes well, Aristotle's quote may become my new catch phrase for the next phase of my life.  You can be the ultimate judge about the whole being greater the sum of its parts.  It's time to get busy.  Have a great day.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Rhythm and Harmony


Life can be challenging when the notes don't seem to line up properly on the page.  Do you ever have those days when you can't get the beat right?  Life was much simpler for Plato.  He loved to ponder.  Perhaps it's in the stillness you can find rhythm and harmony.  Here's a Plato quote to consider:

The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the best plan for living happily.  This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and wisdom.

May you find your rhythm and harmony today.  Have a great day.



The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
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The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/plato_162795
he man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/plato_162795

he man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/plato_1627Have a great day.


Monday, December 11, 2017

Caveman Update


Mrs. Caveman and I are refinancing our hut today in order to reduce the interest rate and shorten the pay-off period.  It's an important step according to Abraham Maslow,  the man who also coined the term, metamotivation,  people who are self-actualized and striving beyond the scope of their basic needs to reach their full potential.  So, that's what this caveman is doing.  I'm making sure the bare essentials are taken care of.  I'm concentrating on food derived from the caveman food experiment that forever altered my direction in life.  I've discovered that a food program consisting mainly of fruits, veggies, nuts, beans, seeds and a couple of glasses of red or white wine daily delivers age-defying results.

For those of you interested in learning more about my progress, I want to assure you I'm getting closer to a final report that will include recipes, stories from others who gave the experiment a try and a personal account of my journey.  I'm removing all the obstacles blocking me from reaching my full potential and I'm striving to be one of those in the metamotivation category who reach their full potential and share their lessons with others.  I admit there was a time in my life when I felt my basic food and shelter needs were in danger but that is ancient history and now it's time to focus on publishing something that may help others seeking a better life.  Thanks for being patient with me.  Have a great day.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Got Christmas Spirit?


Sometimes it's hard to find Christmas Spirit in the modern world.  There are so many distractions.  Cell phones.  300 channels of TV.  Traffic jams.  Overcrowded shopping malls.  It's easy to forget that Christmas Spirit is found off the beaten path in a manger with two nervous parents who couldn't get a hotel room in time for the birth of their son.  He's coming.  Not once, but twice.  Today is a good day to ponder what that means.  Have a great day.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Connect With Destiny


Don't be afraid to answer the phone the next time destiny calls.  No, she won't tell you her name.  She's probably disguised as a friend or a relative but she will reveal herself if you're willing to listen to your intuition – that tiny voice of discernment inside your head.

If you're like me, you probably have some built in defense mechanisms to keep destiny at arms length.  The truth is, we just don't like appearing foolish or out of control.  The problem is that ignoring destiny means living a life of mediocrity.  You will miss out on a dream life if you choose to play it safe.  Ask yourself, "do I have trust issues?"

Trusting destiny means trusting in your own abilities to do what you're created to do.  You are the one unique person created to do what you are called to do.  Destiny is the messenger.  Answer the call.  Have a great day.