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Here’s what happens when you stop focusing on what you can’t do

Here’s what happens when you stop focusing on what you can’t do…

The clock is ticking for all of us. No one knows how much longer they have. Peace is when we are called and have no regrets. Live like that. Like you mean it!

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Apple’s Steve Jobs Inspires Us To Follow Our Dreams, Not Someone Elses

Apple's Steve Jobs Inspires Us To Follow Our Dreams, Not Someone Elses

Steve Jobs loved simplicity. Yet he relentlessly expected everyone around him to not settle. To pursue perfection, and the unknown, seems like the antithesis of simple. Our challenge is to interpret this individually, and to play it out individually. And to never quit.

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Erin Kramp Did What jeff noel The Blog Whisperer Is Doing

Try to live so they don’t have to wonder. jeff noel’s son age 4 (2006).

What Parent alive would want to be forgotten by their child? What parent wouldn’t want to teach their child important life lessons?

Have a sense of urgency about your life? Erin Kramp did, because she was dying and knew it. Erin wanted her young daughter to remember her.

It worked.

Some of Erin Kramp’s story is here.

And there’s a foundation here.

jeff noel, The Blog Whisperer has spent the past 26 months blogging every day to leave a trail for his young son (now 10) in case something bad happens.

Live every day like the phone could ring with your wake up call.

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Dance Like Tonight’s Your Last Night To Live

Don’t you love mixing things up? Ok, so I’m assuming you have a basic understanding of how routines can be good and routines can be bad. This is what makes life hard, telling the difference, or knowing when to switch gears.

Most times, change is placed upon us. Other times, we make it happen on purpose.

Small, medium, big. Doesn’t matter as much as the act of initiating change. Purposeful, thoughtful change. That’s the ticket.

But alas, we get so sucked up in the daily grind.

May I illustrate a simple change that can lead to something remarkable?

The simplest of acts, I changed the radio station in the car to MIX105, from TheZ88.3

One, Contemporary Christian, the other, Mainstream mega-hits. Something pulled on my psyche to change. No ready explanation. Just did it. A week ago.

Heard this song coming home from Gold’s Gym tonight:

You know what happened next?

Immediately, I thought, “Write like tonight’s your last night.”

The implications, the freedom, the audacity, the passion, the potential to bust it wide open….

There is something empowering beyond all empowering in how we’d behave if we knew for certain that we wouldn’t see tomorrow.

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Dying Daily?

The largest portion of our life passes while we are doing ill, a goodly share while we are doing nothing, and the whole while we are doing that which is not to the purpose. What man can you show me who places any value on his time, who reckons the worth of each day, who understands that he is dying daily? For we are mistaken when we look forward to death; the major portion of death has already passed. Whatever years be behind us are in death’s hands. –Seneca

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A Whisper’s Value

Jack The Teddy Bear in Lahti, Finland, 2009
Jack The Teddy Bear in Lahti, Finland, 2009

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. – Emerson