BLOG 140—Do You Aim for Excellence?

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With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.
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Seems that many aim for mediocrity and achieve that. Just a little extra effort in all that you do will be a great direction toward a high quality of life.
If you make every small detail of your life perfect, it is a great direction toward the excellence you are aiming for.
In this blog, you will find other ideas to add to your life, such as managing your time better.
No matter what might happen in your life, such as going through the life-change of a major accident, you can still aim toward being the best you can achieve and be. It is a mindset that you can find and cling to that will keep advancing your life, no matter what might have occurred.
On a different subject, this week the hummingbirds have moved on, none can be seen anymore. They went south for the warmer weather. So, do you know how they know which direction south is?
Enjoy the read and let me know what you think of my words.
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking.
This is why I find them so interesting, challenging, and important on our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves.
Inspirational quotes and ideas provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering t2he inspiration needed for the day or occasion.
I hope to inspire you with my words.
Words have power.
At any age, you can (and should) make changes to make your life better.
You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.
When you improve the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life—sometimes instantly!
Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control!
In fact, you have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!
To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity for improvement, to be better, to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!
Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.
I hope the words I pick do help you.
These works are from my book series—Beyond Your Potential
My Time
Because some of my time was taken away from me experiencing my 37-day coma, I wanted to find ways to use time better so that I could perform and function in the best potential with the least wasted time and effort. I had to be persistent and squeeze time to get the most out of the time I had. None of us can make time or manage time or control time. Time is time – no controlling it – at all.
In this section, I am stressing to use time efficiently. This does not mean keeping your toes (or nose) to the grindstone and never take a break. You will read suggestions on how to use your time more efficiently. The idea of time management is a parable. You control the situation, you do not control the time. You cannot manage time, but you can decide how you would like to use the time that you use. You have control of your own time, don’t let it take control of you. Yes, you have all the time in the world – use it wisely. As I am typing these words, I am sitting comfortably on my deck. I see the birds at the bird feeder, I hear the gentle breeze blowing, and I feel the warmth of the sun on my skin. Is this work? You make your time where, when, and how you want to. Why not spend time wisely on the best-quality life possible? You have that choice. Time management is simply a series of ways to live life more deliberately.
You are Getting Very Sleepy . . .
An average person spends 20 years of life asleep. I spent more than a month in a coma, which was enough for me. As we get up in age, we need less and less sleep. Last night I got four hours and am functioning fine. Sleep as often and as long as your mind and body need to, but don’t overdo it.
Too Much?
So many people waste their life away sleeping too much. We have so much to accomplish in life, we don’t have time for too much sleep.
What is tiredness anyway?
Is being tired sleepiness?
Then take a nap.
Is it not having the energy to do something?
Set your mind to get the energy.
I think often it is just laziness. You can control your energy output. Many people use tiredness as an escape to get out of life for a while.
Track Your Doings
Start a personal log of how you spend your time. It’s an immensely powerful way to bring awareness to your daily routines and how you spend your day. The simple act of logging your behavior will dramatically alter your life! Do this for a week or two, minute by minute, and you can see exactly how you spend your time and see where you can make more time.
Start With the Things You Don’t Want To Do
There are many things you do not want to do in your life, yet, they must be done. When you have many things to do during your day at work, home, or wherever, tackle the toughest, most challenging things first. Start with the things that you want to put off until later.
Once these projects are out of the way, you can get to the more pleasant things that need to be done. That way you are always looking forward to the upcoming tasks that you like more. Do this and get more accomplished in your life, faster, and be more pleased.
10/9—Today included an excursion to Hawe Creek Campground area. Every so often Beth and I need our fix of the wilderness. This was closed for the winter (don’t know why, there will be no snow, and stays somewhat warm.) Take a look, a fabulous place–
Today there happened to be a bass fishing tournament going on. So, many trucks with boat trailers are parked here. There were dead fish we spotted in the water. We were told that there are Egrets and Eagles who swoop down and make a meal out of them.
We brought Jemma the dog along, who had a wonderful time

Beth’s pooch has mainly spent her life at home, getting out and meeting people is new. Beth worries that she might bite someone, but I think she does fine amongst humans.

Dinner was a delight at a Mexican Restaurant with our friends Val and Jeff Watt. After, Beth and I stopped by an ice cream parlor in the middle of nowhere, where Beth treated both of us to double scoops of the delicious cold stuff.
Out in the wilderness, we came upon many different kinds of mushrooms. I thought I might just eat one to know if it is poisonous or not, but decided this would not be the best way to find out.
Also, we discovered a stick that was walking! Or, as it is normally called, a Walking Stick. Very slow and precise in their movements (how you should be?), it was interesting to see. Have you seen a Walking Stick? Take a look,
We also saw a bug that was praying, as in Mantis. 
10/11-12—Visited Catfish Bay Boat Ramp today. As we were entering the parking lot we saw overhead a HUGE GOLDEN EAGLE that flew low right over the top of our car! Beth saw where it perched, but it was too far away for a good photo. So great to be out in nature! I suggest again for you, try and get out to local parks, forests and oceans as often as you can, it will add to your life in a good way.
We returned the next day to try and spy the eagle again, but, sadly, that did not happen, he flew the coup. Jemma came along with us this time, she likes the wilderness, too.
On the way back we also stopped by Parksville Recreation Area, another nice place.
You will witness some huge motor homes. Is staying in something like that really camping?
On the way home, we stopped at the library at which Beth used to work and where we met and started our wonderful relationship.
10/13-14—A couple of cooking and lazy days. On Wednesday I made some of my famous salsa, as well as a batch of my Japanese Salad Sauce. Then made some of my homemade noodles with our new pasta machine. If you want the recipes for anything I make let me know, I will send them to you.
Eating is such a big part of life. I learned some time ago to not just scarf food down. After you take a small bite, put your spoon or fork down and chew the current mouthful completely before the next bite. Examine the taste and texture in detail.
If you eat in this manner you will have a new surprise each time you have a meal. Also, you will eat less. experience the delicateness of what you are eating. As you are chewing experience the taste and texture of each morsel.
10/15—Each morning the horses who live in the field across from us seem to gather and wait for us to come and feed them. Carrots, apples, and such, they love it. We just have to be careful that they don’t munch on our fingers while feeding them.
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This week keep track of your eating habits.
• Are you eating healthy?
• Are you eating too much?
• Are you eating at restaurants too often?
Keep a written record of everything that enters your mouth this week. Reread what I wrote earlier about making each meal and mouthful a delightful experience. Eating is such a big part of life, but keep track of what you consume.
Winter is here, are you prepared?
Next week I will be presenting for youngsters at a school, you will hear about that. A local newspaper is supposed to be there, I will let you know what they write.



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