Like the Cream

I’m just a small town boy with a big dream. I will rise to the top like the cream.

I Will Find My Nut

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

It’s a numbers game.

If I refuse to quit eventually something good will happen.

I may not be the smartest. I may not be the most talented.

I do have heart. I do have grit.

I’m determined to find my nut.

I will find my nut.

Step Up to the Plate and Swing

Ted Williams said, “Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.”

That’s how I look life.

I can strike out nine out of ten times.

I may strike out ninety-nine percent of the time.

It doesn’t matter how many times I strike out.

It matters how many times I step back up to the plate.

It only takes one opportunity to change our life.

Keep stepping up to the plate.

Keep swinging.

Keep taking cuts.

Something good will happen.

We are remembered by our successes not our failures.

Time and Energy

I am extremely careful and selective with my time and energy.

I only have so much of each.

I use them on things important to me and things I care about.

Not everything is worth my time and energy.

My time and energy are mine.

I choose how I use them.

Free Up Mental Energy

Tie up loose ends.

Cross things off the list.

Do the things on our mind so we can stop thinking about them.

Even the smallest of things add weight and take up space.

Take care of the low-hanging fruit.

Get things done.

Make room and space.

Free up mental energy.

I’ve Felt Loved

I’m grateful that I’ve felt loved.

My wife loves me.

My dad loves. He tells me every time I see him and talk to him.

My mom loved me. She told me every time I saw her and talked to her.

My pap loved me. I never met my grandma. She died before I was born.

My gram and pap loved me. My pap wasn’t blood but you never would have known.

I’m grateful I had so many people in my life who loved me and helped raise me. I’ll never forget their love for me.

Only my wife and dad are left. My dad is getting older. My circle is getting smaller.

I hope they all know how much I love them.

Small Circle

Small circle,

Many acquaintances,

Few friends,

Keep the real ones close to the end.

Health Before All Else

I value my mind and body.

My mind and body are most important to me.

They’re my priorities.

Therefore they come first.

I live in alignment.

My actions reflect this.

Health before all else.

Do the Opposite

When we’re not getting the results we’re looking for, we tend to work harder, do more, speed up, and go faster.

It’s a natural inclination.

It seems logical.

But maybe we’re doing the right things.

Maybe we’re tired.

Maybe we need to slow down.

Maybe we need a break.

Maybe we need to rest.

More is not always the answer.

We can overdo it.

Sometimes less is more.

Sometimes we need to slow down to speed up.