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Saturday, January 19, 2019


Oldness has some advantages (though most folks seem riveted on the challenges it brings along).  I recently came across a question asked by an interviewer to an "old" person who spent most of his life in leadership roles:  "What advice would you give to your younger self?"

That is an interesting question, so I tried to answer it for myself.  My rewind advice to the nc of 40 years ago:

  • CARE - freely, deeply, unabashedly, broadly, openly.
  • LISTEN - firstest, hardest, longest, most.
  • HEAL - spiritually, emotionally, physically, intellectually, relationally (self first). 
  • LEARN - dying gains advantage the day we stop.
Notice that all require a lot of attention.  They can't be hurried; we kinda gotta be doing them fully to be doing them at all.  Notice also that TALK didn't make the list.

I think I'll go ahead and get busy taking my own advice, despite my oldness.  Never too late, ya know.

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