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Old 03-08-2020, 01:25 PM   #1
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Default Daily Steps March 2020 to end of month

Hello, I'm bringing an thread here from Barbara Sher's forums that began—I want to say—around 2002. Basically, you commit to a limited number of small steps a day towards your goals.

The way it has evolved, sometimes it looks like a daily chore or todo list, tidy up, take a walk, call a doctor sort of thing. AND, the top most goal is to live a decent life, and those add to that, list them, please.

This thread serves as our accountability checker. Come back and tell us of new steps and whether the prior ones are done, in process, delayed, procrasted, overrun, etc.

Steve Wozniak created a checklist for how to become a genius:
  1. You must clarify your goals,
  2. gain knowledge through spaced repetition,
  3. preserve health,
  4. work steadily, [that's where this thread comes in]
  5. minimize stress,
  6. refuse interruption, and
  7. never resist sleep when tired.

Step steadily,
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Old 03-08-2020, 02:34 PM   #2
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Well i got step 7 down pat!

I am a big fan of barbara sher.
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Today sold my MacBook Air G4 through craigslist. Got a letter sent to my credit card for a chargeback on a scamming indiegogo campaign. Also cc-ed a muck raking journalist interested in crowdfunding scams and frauds, my state's attorney general, and the department that watches over financial institutions. Then kept reading up on this phenom.


Sad morality of the mismash of motives in modern life.

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Finished folding clothes.
Did some recycling.
Didnt overeat.
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Tues. 3/10/20 Steps (most of which I didn't do today).

1. Prepare a calendar for a year of a project I help run.
2. Prepare my own personal calendar.
3. Continue my coursera class on Well-Being, Week 2.
4. Get to my client's board meeting and take notes.
5. (not too enthused for random reasons) organize my several binders related to my main client's work. Should take about 60 minutes. I'll start around 11 am. I'll prime with part 1 of 10 videos on using binders to organize work. Never watched, so I'll tell you Wednesday how I rate it.

Now, to sleep, perchance to dream,*

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Old 03-11-2020, 10:14 AM   #6
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Check to all items from yesterday. Today, a bit busier.
  • Continue class.
  • Edit and send work notes.
  • Draft edits on legal agreement for lawyer to review.
  • Put work on thumb drive due to ...
  • Back up computer. Done
  • Take computer in to Genius Bar because it's not shutting down/waking up right.
  • Breathe, walk, smile,
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Hi, I'm also an expat from Barbara Sher's Boards.

My projects are:

I'm finishing a novel. This sounds so cliche '- it seems as if everyone is writing a novel. But I did, I like it, and I'm going to self pub.

My other project - My neighbors have great parties in their back yards. I want that. I'm fixing up my back yard as well.

Step for right now - I'm picking up a sushi for dinner.

I don't take comfortably to change. Barbara's Boards will go down May 1st. I need to get used to posting here before that date. I guess that's project number three.
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Hi Delightful, good to see you are dropping in. Today, I have on my life scan essays, ease, computers, and research. Funny enough, ease is the hardest! It's easy to dream, put nothing on paper, promise nothing, avoid commitments. Easy means idle, puttering, allowing my attention to flit about like a flutterby (my name for butterflies—it just makes more sense).

Easy also bumps against realities. Easy means making choices: do I want the ease of writing on legal pads in pencil then I have the harder work later of typing it into a computer. Do I enjoy the ease of composing, then I face the harder editing and harder still polishing steps. I make known errors such as having its for it's and the other way round.

It's easy to read, harder to write. Easy to listen, harder to persuade. Easy to eat, harder to shop and cook and clean. Easy to meet, harder to arrange. It's easy to go on like this and harder to move on.

In the wider scope of life at the moment, it's easy to cancel and forbid, harder to lift restrictions.
Today: open a folder for my next major research effort on home insurance policies.
Join a video class on Zoom conference calls.
Walk a mile to get our raw milk delivery.
Reach out to some friends.
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Shock! Barbara Sher and I got into an Internet disagreement about gratitude!!!!! Shock! Yes, I admit it. Note - this happened years ago.

I agree with her on two points - If you're really miserable, and you pretend to be happy, you'll go crazy. And yes, sometimes you need to rant - to get it off your chest and move on. As most of you know, I have posted a lot A LOT of rants.

BUT - and here I need to switch from "you" to "I" because I can't speak for other people. If I ignore all the good things and only focus on the bad, I dig myself into a black hole. So, when I'm ranting and feeling like everything is hopeless, I try to end the rant with some gratitude. Interestingly enough, this is where psychiatry is heading these days. After my surgery, my surgeon sent me, via the Internet, recovery posts including ten-minute guided meditations on dealing with post-surgery pain and feelings of depression. The messages - the pain is there. Don't add to it with your thoughts. Similar the the famous Serenity Prayer - "God grant me serenity to accept what cannot be changed, courage to change what I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Apparently, this works well short-term, and it works for people who are depressed because of current problems. It doesn't work well for people whose depression is rooted in childhood trauma. I don't know how it works on people with chemical imbalances. Like I said - this is about me not about anyone else.

Also, Barbara came from the age of EST and other gurus who maintained that if you REALLY believe in something it will happen. Or if you pray hard enough. And yes, that kind of thinking can drive you crazy.

I'm posting all of this because I'm grateful for the Boards. Without them, I wouldn't have created "Temporary Address" or "The Molly Chronicles." Especially "The Molly Chronicles" because Square Peg taught me what I needed to know photographs, and downloads, and his dog Shadow who featured prominently in the baseball segment. And Lynx and Inspire, who encouraged me when I needed that. And I wouldn't be this far along on "Through Unfamiliar Waters" without you guys. So thank you.

I'm grateful. Sorry, Barbara.
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Today i took an uber to the pharmacy, took the bus back home. So that was a chore done, a shower taken.
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