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Day 21 where I have been and where I need to go. Mental Toughness

Friday, January 24, 2014

For those of you who commented on my rant, thanks. Whatcha don't know is what I do.
I DON"T do this...but imagine it as an example...
I need to watch a surgery from start to finish because the surgeon lost 4% of the patients during surgery, l'd have to stand in that operating room from the moment the surgeon walked in til the moment they left the room...including following for bio breaks to ensure compliance with cleanliness regulations.

I walked into similar regulatory issues and opened Pandora's box. You also can't walk out WHILE the fox is in the hen house. This will settle down after today.

I was just REALLY complaining!

Day 21 Mental Toughness seemed a bit of a letdown. I guess I was expecting profound statements. Or perhaps I already live by todays' lesson...plan for or do it now. What are you waiting for?

I learned this 23 years ago when I watched my SIL die from breast cancer at the age of 34. I had only known her for 12 years, 6 of those were after the diagnosis and battle.
I was a kid too, I was 36. I watched a life and all it's potential taken away; heard her dreams of what she wanted or tried to do be silenced.

I have always had plans, not goals, because goals seem to be ends. Plans continue. Semantics. You say- tomato, I say tomato. It looks the same on paper but different when spoken.

1. On a scale of 1-7, 7 being best, how strong is your sense of urgency for getting fit?
5. I don't have so much a sense of urgency as a need to be compliant with my rules for the rest of my life.

2. What will be the next big goal you will pursue once you get fit?
I have issues with considering becoming fit as a goal. It is not an end but a life-long project.
I have another project in mind which concerns ruling the world but it requires funds and minions, so I must prepare a project to increase my gains for "retirement".

3. What one big dream would you attempt if you knew you couldn't fail, now that you're thinking bigger than ever?
I wish to travel to far off places for long periods of time. It takes resources, time off and planning.
I can do that

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    I have lived abroad for a year and I have traveled abroad several times. Travel is not one of my goals. Immersing myself in my own life is my desire. Spending lots of time doing the teaching that I love -and with the people I love is what I want to do. At my age of 69 I am too aware of the short time I have remaining.
    2322 days ago
    I don't have funds, but I'll be a minion.
    2323 days ago
    I think traveling would be cool as well but then I tend to think I would not like leaving home and I have a phobia of bedbugs so obviously I'm bipolar where this is concerned.
    2324 days ago
    Like you, I get the "life is fragile" thing -- in my case from personal experience as a breast cancer survivor.

    Like you, my work requires that I be "mentally tough". Sometimes easier to see in the "professional context" than in the personal, however . . . . and for me it takes take sustaining urgency to keep on with the weight loss maintenance.
    2325 days ago
    And since I have not yet written my own "day 21" homework blog, I probably should not have peeked here (it's my normal discipline to write mine before I read others, but I have already answered the questions... so I felt safe).

    I'm in a similar place, having been kicked into "life is fragile" mode some time ago. A year ago this week, I said good-bye to my Sister in Law as they removed life support. She was 21 days younger than I.

    Figuring out just what we want from life is the big thing. It has to include the ability to have choices, though!

    Stay strong, my friend. You're worth it! emoticon
    2325 days ago
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