A Tree to Climb

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When I was 9 years old, I wanted desperately to climb the tallest tree.  But I had (and still have) a problem.  I am afraid of heights.  To this day, I take a deep breath before going on a downward escalator.

I did climb that tree – crying all the way up the branches.  My friend, Carol, who went ahead of me, begged, cajoled, and encouraged me all the way to the top.

I’ll always remember that tree, but I will never forget that I had help!  No regrets…

“The mistakes I’ve made are dead to me. But I can’t take back the things I never did.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Bridge the Gap

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“Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.”
Earl Nightingale

In our mercurial world, goal setting is a delicate undertaking.  Goals were once fairly concrete, verifiable and measurable.  It seems that we need to be more flexible and open to the subtle nuances of a shifting environment.

A Simple Goal?

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“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” — Stephen W. Hawking via Goodreads

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