Fellow retirees, I wanted to share this excerpt from James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits.
My favorite points from:
How to Be Thankful For Your Life by Changing Just One Word
- “You transition from seeing these behaviors as burdens and turn them into opportunities.”
- “We can find evidence for whatever mind-set we choose.”
- “So often, the things we view as work are actually the reward.”
I was cruising through my phone’s photo library for a certain shot from a while back and I realized I had captured so many moments that I really had not appreciated.
Lesson to self: Don’t just take photos. Relive them. See what emotions and richer details are recaptured. Make your past as enjoyable as the present. And it might even lead to a fuller, more deeply appreciated future.
I have two of Jill Badonsky’s books: The Awe-manac and The Muse Is In
Until tonight, I had not opened this newsletter. My wife had forwarded it to me the same month I left my job almost two years ago. Just one of those emails that slipped by.
I hope the quote nudges my fellow retirees forward in your creative pursuits. [Note: I posted this in my other blog –the mark of a good quote.]
If you believe it’s time to give that creative calling inside of you a shot, honor it in some really small way today.
Start by asking “What do I love about my creative passion?” and “What one really small thing I can do to get started?”
Just asking these questions, even without having an answer, will begin to shift your energy toward the thoughts and actions that make it easier to get to your passion.
Once you light that fire, you will shine so brightly, there’s a chance one or two souls will stop their bickering and be inspired to do the same–you will be a catalyst of creative passion. — Jill Badonsky
Beware the owner-pet lookalike affliction.
There is actually research into this.
Today’s post is an excerpt from a draft of my tongue-in-cheek book on retirement.
I’m also looking at setting up an online community.
If you’re interested…
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