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What did you learn today?

Each and every day should be a learning experience. Look and listen and then spend ten minutes each evening and “journal” the lessons of the day.

The lesson can be learned from numerous sources; your family, friends, customers, strangers you observe, or an idea that suddenly “pops” into your head.

Too often we spend our day lost in our own inner self thus missing the many daily lessons. The family memories will be enjoyed by generations to come. Your business notes will reveal your true direction and will point to changes that have to be made along “The Way”.

Learning to watch and listen is something that may have to be practiced. This evening I, along with 20 other people, watched the movie THE WAY. This was my third viewing of this movie and all three times there was time to discuss what we had seen, heard and felt. The first time I saw the movie, I watched it as an entertainment process. Even though we had a discussion about it, I really missed a lot of the “life lessons”. This evening, my third time, I focused intently on both the characters’ actions and conversations.

We miss so much in our daily life because we walk through our days just as we watch a movie. I challenge you to take a month and really focus on what is going on around you. Carry a note pad with you and jot down things that made a difference. Use these notes to complete your evening journaling.

Sounds like a good idea? The questions is, do you have the CHARACTER (THE ABILITY TO CARRY ON AFTER THE MOOD HAS LEFT YOU)  to persevere for 30 days and make this a positive habit in your life.

“(This) is the great conversation in our life: to recognize and believe that the many unexpected events are not just disturbing interruptions of our projects, but the way in which God molds our hearts and prepares us.”                                                                                                                   Henri Nouwen

Nick J. Petra  CFP         www.strategicduck.com

Make it a Successful Today!

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