The Challenges are Here

These are challenging times. Challenges offer both dangers and opportunities. It is up to us to look at what is going on and the best thing we can do in any current situation.   Only each of us can turn our work into success or failure.

We have to have one of those ‘Person in the mirror’ talks with ourselves and ask a few questions. The questions are relatively straightforward. What do you want, and what are you willing to do to gain your objectives. It is up to you to balance what you’re ready to put into a project to get the desired output.

Only you can chase your dreams. Only you can decide what you need, what you want, and what you were willing to do to grab the brass ring. If you are not journaling, this is the Time to start. Only you can do this, and if you don’t take notes, things can get very chaotic very quickly.

I cannot do this for you; however, if you truly desire to talk with someone, I am here. In two weeks, I will be starting group sessions online where you can speak of these things and share with others to get more views and facets of the diamonds you are building.

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact me at The group is free for the rest of the year.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.


They say there are a hundred ways to get something done.  Yet, when it comes to getting what you really want to be done correctly, there is only one way to do it.  Your way.  You are the one that must put your ideas together and make them happen.  If, after reading my blogs, you are not sure how, please write to me, and I will see how I can help you make something good happen.

You are the one who has to work for your goals.  Others can help you, although, if I or anyone else does it for you, you will end up with our ideas and not your own.  We are not bad people. It is just one of those laws that require, if your particular desires are to be prominent, you are the one who needs to be in charge and working the project. 

Guard against those who will take what is yours from you. In the current era of electronics, others will give you a false sense of completing great sagas and epic adventures.  They are really stealing your time in exchange for showing you ads and having you purchase upgrades.  They are making a situation where only they win.  Don’t you have better things you could do to better your standing and make your dreams come true?  I, for one, believe that you and I both do.

I think it is time for us to go to work, each making our dreams come true.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again soon.

Stay Active

Want to stay alive, stay active. Spending day after day on the couch watching TV does nothing to keep you going. You have spent your whole life growing skills and abilities. Going out and getting things done, and making good things happen. If you are to stay upright, mobile and active, you have to keep doing what you’ve always done. Stay active. You’ll end up in the laying down mode soon enough and for a very long time.

When I went through my retirement briefing in the Air Force, the presentation was a weeklong training session. It turns out that retired military, or really retired anybody who just stopped working and starts sitting around the house, have a good chance of being dead in about two years. The trick to avoiding this demise is to do what you’ve always done.

You get up in the morning, take a shower, and you shave something (we had both men and women in our retirement class). You make your bed, and you go out and find something to do. Even better, have your to-do list planned out so you can look forward to what you’re going to go out and do.

Technology, cosmetology, and medicine have all made great strides in helping us to stay physically younger, longer. Please remember that they can’t do it all for us, we need to meet them halfway. Activity does that.

I’m not saying you have to work until you drop over. Do things that interest you. Maybe you volunteer somewhere one day a week. Maybe take some courses somewhere. It could be on the computer, or a free class in your town somewhere, or in a local college.

If you talk with your local community college, you might be able to audit a course or two for free. You get all of the knowledge, interaction with other people, and even a chance to pass some ideas on to a younger generation. You get to do all that and not have to pay for the class. If you’re working on a new degree, maybe it’s worth paying for the course. The important thing is that you have social interaction with others.

I’m not saying to never rest. We all need adequate rest, and maybe a time to relax and watch our favorite show, do a puzzle or read a book. We just don’t need to do it all the time. The idea of aging gracefully is all right, you just don’t want to give up on your full potential.

Thanks for being with me today. I hope to be with you again soon.