Bridging Our Gaps

My brother, Kevin, sent me the other evening the following quote of Jim Rohn: “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”  The quote reminded me of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge back in the mid 1930’s.  A small group of individuals back then could visualize a bridge that would span the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean; it would be over 1 mile in length.  While many thought it couldn’t be accomplished, the visionaries were driven to achieve their desired outcome. They began construction of the bridge by laying one plank after another between the two land masses.   It took 4 years for them to bridge their gap.

How do we bridge our gaps between who we are and who we want to be or between our goals and desired outcomes?  I suggest to you that we do it like they built the Golden Gate Bridge – one moment at a time in the present.   I believe we link our moments of the present, like they linked the the planks used for the initial building of the Golden Gate Bridge, to provide bridges between who we are or want to become and between our goals and our accomplishmentsThey can be our “Rareyfying Moments” in life.

May you have many wonderful moments in the present during the coming New Year!

Source of the Golden Gate Bridge drawing:

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Be Connoiseurs of Present Moments

By my calculations, most of us during a day are thinking on the average 67.71 thoughts per minute! Collectively, such minutes are predominantly replays of our yesterday moments or thinking of our tomorrows’ minutes. We actually make little time for our present or now moments of life. So it is little wonder that we may not be connoisseurs of those present moments, which can significantly impact our attitudes or views of life?
Realize our moments of the present are gifts. It would be our loss if we leave such gifts unopened – when they might be stepping stones to a brighter, more fulfilling day.  The question is:  Do you routinely make time for being in your present moments, which can be, for example:  moments of awareness, moments of mindfulness, moments of clarity, or moments of gratitude?  I’ll look forward to your comments.
Be connoisseurs of present moments. Try them. You might like them!

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Too Much Continuous Thinking Can Be Hazardous To Our Health

From the time we are infants, we are taught how to think and, at times, what to think.  I read that we think approximately 65,000 thoughts a day while we are awake!  And, sometimes, we keep thinking the same thought over and over and over!  We have so many thoughts occur in a space of a given moment that at times it feels like our thoughts are colliding with one another.   I believe that too much continuous thinking can be hazardous to our health.  Listen to my video blog and tell me what you think.  I look forward to your comments.  Dr. Kyle Rarey

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