Which door do you choose?

So I’m turning Who/What/Where/When/Why Wednesday around and asking you a question instead. Several questions, actually:

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Pick a door, any door …

Good choices all, especially for fantasy buffs. While I am a fan of magic, knights, elves, wizards, dragons, dwarves, and of course hobbits (and pirates!  Mustn’t forget them!), I like to keep my doors a bit more realistic.  I choose this one:

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Totally real. And bigger on the inside.

Who couldn’t use their very own TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space machine for the non-Whovians among us)?

Anyhow – which door would you choose? What other doors should be on the list? Where do they go? Go as deep (or as shallow) as you’d like. Most importantly – have the courage to open it up and step through!

Always,

Felix

 

photo credits:

Door Quiz: metapicture.com

Tardis Door: gbposters.com

Why Procrastination is Good for You

So I was going to blog about this book – “Wait: The Useful Art of Procrastination” – earlier, but never got around to reading it.

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See what I did there?

So, next best thing – here is an interview with the author, Frank Partnoy: Why Procrastination is Good for You | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine. Defining the differences between “mindless” and  “intentional” procrastination should be a big help to those of us who never seem to get to “the important things”, or when working with clients who just have too much “other stuff” to do. The key understanding is that when procrastinating with intent, you WILL be taking action, it is simply a matter of knowing exactly WHEN. The author argues that taking action too quickly often has disastrous consequences, and thus waiting until the last possible moment to make that decision results in better outcomes.

Makes sense, but at the same time I worry that this will provide the perfect excuse to putting things off until that “perfect” time, or otherwise lending support to saboteurs. Read with caution. But, you know. When you’re ready.

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What? Can’t a sister have a little fun every once in a while?

Always,

Felix

photo credits:

Book Cover – http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/big-book/why-you-should-delay-upsides-procrastination
Nun playing solitaire – epSos.de via photopin cc

Why the Internet Loves Venn Diagrams

Let’s see.  I suppose because good ones are easy to understand, pleasing to the eye, and can be quite humorous.  Like this:

Or this:

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This one is all over the Internet.

So, with those examples in mind – how can we release the Venn diagram that is calling us from here?

Can these ever overlap?   Should they?  Ever?  Sent from a coaching buddy.

Break out the “good” crayons and discuss among yourselves.  Enjoy!

Always,

Felix

A New Year, A New Blog, and a reNewed Resolution

Having apparently misjudged the exact date of humanity’s demise (again), here we are at the beginning of a new year, and I, for one, am quite happy to be here.

I was not looking forward to this.

Not only here (on a mostly intact Earth), but here in my life as it is right now, and here, blogging on Semper Felix. Will anyone read these entries? Ideally, yes. I hope a community of interested folks (no matter how small) decides to share on a regular basis. But who knows? What I know for sure is that it will never happen if I just sat around thinking about it. I’ve tried journaling a couple of times in the past, but it was much too “solitary” for me. Don’t get me wrong – I totally “get” the benefits to journaling – I just couldn’t maintain the enthusiasm for writing without sharing (and if you know me, you know I love to share). I already know how to write – but Blogging is something quite different. I have already learned a great deal, and there is so much more to learn (it is barely day two). Exciting stuff – for me anyway :-)

So now what? Resolutions, of course! I’ve got plenty, but the main one I’ll be sharing is with regards to my health. A few years back (the end of 2009 to be precise, shortly after turning 40 and weighing in at 197 lbs. I am barely 5′ 9″), I resolved to losing 20 lbs by the end of 2010. I did that and proceeded to lose another 10 before hurting my shoulder and straying from the path sometime in 2011, and regaining about half the weight I lost.

What bothers me more than the weight gain is the energy loss, so while there is a “new” magic number out there for me, that isn’t (nor has it been) the focus – just a proxy. When I was at 167 lbs I felt great because I could do more. More at work, more for my friends and family, more for myself. I still feel good (a lot better than when I was tipping 200), but I want to feel great again. Because I have a lot more I want to do this year. And next year. And every year that an asteroid just misses the Earth. I’ll keep you posted.

What are you looking to do this year? More importantly, why?

Here’s to an awesome 2013! Wishing everyone a Happy and Blessed New Year.

Always,

Felix

KILLER ASTEROID Image credit: NASA/Don Davis (no copyright in accordance with NASA’s use policy)