Original post: How to fix your nag of a wife
UPDATE: I emailed this guy and he responded. Nice guy. We all struggle in our marriage. None of us are alone and all of us get frustrated at times.
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Three things about excuses:
- I have multiple obstacles to posting a new post today, but none of them are deadly. Most of us live in relative safety. That’s something to remember.
- Tomorrow you will have more obstacles. Keep shipping.
- Habits aren’t about what you did yesterday; they’re about what you do today and tomorrow.
Below are my excuses/obstacles for the day. Feel free to post yours below. I’m always encouraged by other people’s lame excuses since I have so many of my own.
- The website is down.
- I’m not feeling inspired today.
- My internet provider is having multiple outages in my region.
- My mother-in-law is in town, and I should be spending time with her and my kids.
- Will 80 people notice if I don’t email them this post?
- I could use a drive in the country to clear my head.
You want to be friends with your heroes because you think that will increase your success. You’re right, it will.
You’re wrong if you think you’re not friends, though.
A friend is a person who tells you the truth. In that case, you’re already friends with your heroes. You’re taking in their truth through books, videos, podcasts, or any other art they produce.
Turned Away By Seth
I once asked Seth Godin if I could stop by his office because I was going to be nearby. I wanted to shake his hand, say thank you, and then let him go on with his day. He politely declined. He was kind in his refusal. To this day I’ve never met one of my greatest heroes.
I don’t need to meet him, though I’d like to. You don’t need to meet your hero either. They’ve shared enough truth to be your friend.
You just need to apply it.
Here are some links you’ll like. Forward this to a friend if it makes you look smart and resourceful, because you are.
NOTE: TakePermission.com is having some internal surgery so if the site doesn’t show up when you click a link…it’ll be back next week.
This woman didn’t make the Olympic team but she just broke a world record. They mess up her time at first then repost it. Look at the GIF in the lower part of the article. What a beautiful picture of joy.
It turns out the best way to change your life is to not try to change your entire life. This brief article has changed the way I approach my goal setting.
3. Life is Boring Otherwise (Take Permission)
We spend most of our day avoiding risk but what are we missing when we live that way? Going to counseling, having a difficult conversation, writing every day, all risky but all will likely improve your life. 21 Things That Will Happen When You Publish Daily
This is something I’ve been working on for a long time. It will help your marriage, your parenting, your work life, pretty much everything. Highlights…
- Not talking when others are speaking
- Letting others know you’re listening through facial expressions and verbal sounds (“Mmm-hmm”)
- Being able to repeat what others have said, practically word-for-word
5. 21 Outcomes of Writing A Daily Blog (Habits)
What would happen if you did start a habit of writing publicly every day? I think these 21 things would happen, and they’re not all good. More critics, some immediate unsubscribers, but still worth trying. Are you in?
Facebook did a study of their site and found 2/3 of people are less happy after visiting. I’ve had a nagging feeling the last few months that I’ve been documenting my life instead of living it. I also never feel alone. This isn’t good. Do you ever feel the same way?
Schoolboys find brilliant way to get around no shorts rule (Humor/Taking Permission)
Their school wouldn’t let them wear shorts so they took permission and did this…
When you live in South Dakota, you experience stretches of several weeks when it doesn’t get above freezing. You get conditioned to it.
You have a normal but so do North Koreans. That’s proof that anyone can become conditioned.
Normal and conditioned have nothing to do with what’s right or best.
New = Better?
We are convinced and conditioned to believe that newer is better. That’s why we buy more things, upgrade them, and sometimes give up on relationships.
New is better.
We’ve been conditioned to believe that. It’s not always true.
If you’re struggling in a relationship and you’re considering quitting, remember that new isn’t always better.
Love the one you’ve got.