Give It Arches

If Sysiphus got a rock, I got buckets of water. 

We used to carry water away from a stream in buckets, use the water, then need to return to re-fill the bucket. Like Sysiphus, we used our energy and time to repeat a task that would never end, until we applied our energy to build aqueducts. Then we gained freedom from the water bucket.

“Aqueduct-thinking,” which, I just coined, shows a path out. How can I support the outcome that I want to repeat without fatiguing? 

Build a structure to support it, give it arches.

If it’s getting consistent in a workout routine, give it support by having five days of workout clothes set out each Sunday, then get a friend on-board and schedule what days you’ll both go workout. 

To write, I make sure my coffee setup and laptop are ready when I go to bed, so I when I wake up at 5:45 am the next morning, It’s ready. I want better posture, so I removed the desk chair from my office. I have a walking desk and a bolster to sit on and work. 

This is asking the water to go where you want it to. Instead of forcing a task to happen over and over, it’s building a support structure to allow it to flow more easily or at least consistently. 


Seatbelt, or Never Be The Same

My dad never wore his seatbelt when he drove. Neither did I. Until the day I was in a tragic car wreck. I lost my

Me Lucky Charms

My accomplishments haven’t brought me lasting happiness. But the friends, memories, screw-ups, and adventures along the way have. Some common goals we have on repeat

Use Social, Don’t Let it Use You.

Human beings need boundaries. We build fences to keep our dogs from running into the street. We put walls in the median to prevent collisions


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