Your 1,2,3 for Week 12

Spring Running Season is Here! YASSS!

I am so happy to be here. First edition. Nothing like it when the first shot at something new gets published that’s an idea of yours. Ultimately you hope your baby is going to grow old and everyone is going to enjoy watching that maturity take place. It’s week 12 already of this 52 week year! Let’s GO with 1,2,3!

  1. I made it officially for over a year with out getting COVID. I beat COVID for over a straight year. How? Just following three of the most easiest protocols recommended by the CDC. I wear a mask in public outside of my home wherever I go, at all times. When I do take it off in public like the picture above, it’s either safe for me or others to do so, or there isn’t another human around me. I have running routes that I take, where the only interaction I have with humans is me on the road, them in a closed car. Second, I wash my hands. A LOT. Every time I touch a surface outside of myself it’s soap and hot water, or hand sanitizer which is on me at all times. Lastly, I practice more than a 6’ distance. Even with those I trust like family or friends. I test weekly to protect my family, friends, and loved because of the exposure I have for work that puts me at risk. I never thought I could get this far. I know a lot of close friends or family that have gotten COVID. Why is this my 1? The mask, clean hands, and 6’ distance is a discipline I’ve now practiced for over a year. It’s a habit I will have at all times, that most of the time is automatic. I don’t have to think about executing each one. It’s not just going to help me outlast my first experience with a pandemic, it’s going to help me live a very long life as I move into the second half of my lifetime. That’s why it is this week’s 1 for the week. I did these three disciplines to stay alive and protect others from COVID. Theses three simple habits are not something that I will do without thinking about them for the rest of my life. What else can I do for a year? Or less? Just by being disciplined about the new habit I want to see, sticking with it, doing it over and over again, I’m living proof that anything can be learned. That anything can become just what you do.
  2. Here’s my two reads from this past week. First one is Confessions of an Influencer Whisperer. I’ve always been curious about the approach of how to influence others. Not because I am sadistic and narcissistic. But, I want to truly learn how to reach more people to help them achieve a more positive change in their lives. This was a great 11 minute read to check out if your curious about what it takes to become a influencer. Next read on the list that I thought was pretty amazing is about obsession. Namely when is obsession positive? Deciding what you want, aiming high for it, and just grinding to get it is an example Austin Kloen calls out in this very short read. What if more of us had a positive obsession similar to the one he talks about here? What you can’t stop thinking about it, is because it is your obsession, and it’s completely okay. You’re not weird for obsessing. I wish more people had it to be frank. Enjoy Kleon’s take on Positive Obsession.
  3. Here’s the three quotes for this week that I either picked up from books/reads. These also could be from actual people that I talked to.

Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. John D. Rockefeller

Why settle for just good? Especially when it can be GREAT! We spent to much time just settling because we’re afraid to lose what’s good. Don’t do that. You deserve to feel great.

People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits, and their habits decide their futures. – FM Alexander

SOOO TRUE! Think about your habits in that light. Take ownership for what you’ve created. Does it need to change? Then change the habits to become what you believe it possible or to get out of the hole your habits put in you to begin with. That simple.

There’s no such thing as a mistake. A mistake is only an opportunity to do something else. – Ralph Steadman

I for one, don’t believe in mistakes. Even the ones that knock you down and cost you big time. There’s something to learn. Even if it means never to touch that damn hot stove again because it’s wicked hot. Change your mindset about mistakes and it all becomes easier.

Alright all! That’s the first one. Let me know about the first edition with some comments down below in the goalie box down there. Thanks for reading!

✌ Shawn

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