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Join The Mint On a Limb!

07/29/08 – 8,855

Good morning,

Hey!  I had two good step days in a row. <Patting myself on the back> LOL!  Yesterday, I went to a Networking lunch in Leesburg.  I had VIP parking (thank you Becky), but as I was leaving the meeting, instead of going directly out to my car that was parked out back, I went out the front door and walked around, just so I could get in some extra steps.  It was even drizzling a little.  (say awe) hehe

Leesburg Extra StepsLeesburg steps

I find it interesting that when I put something out in Mintdom (the world) it does seem to happen.  For instance, on July 16, I posted that I needed to walk at least 6,000 steps a day.  I just looked back and at least eight (one day was questionable as I had technical issues with my pedometer) out of 14 days I posted better then 6,000 steps!  I believe that there are a few things happening here.

1.  I am a goal-setter AND goal-achiever. (I like competing with myself – it is a win-win!)  LOL

2.  I have you, the awesome residents of Mintdom holding me accountable with your encouragements. (I have not received even one reprimand for not making my steps).  I think this might be a good parenting tool perhaps.

3.  I am actually feeling the benefits of exercise.  Wow – I am beginning to taste the fruit (and even trying to eat some too).  Now THAT is a revelation!

“Why not go out on a limb?  That is where all the fruit is!” – Will Rogers

I went out on a limb, when I started this morning e-mail and even farther when I posted it on Mintdom.  I am amazed that I am sharing my personal journey with so many people.  I am even more amazed at the benefits I am receiving.

The Mintdom question to you, today is, when was the last time that you went out on a limb, and how did it work out for you?  Step out on a limb and share your stories here.

Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to.

Life is good!

9 thoughts on “Join The Mint On a Limb!”

  1. Well,

    I wish I could say that going out on a limb helped me. I had a job I liked, at a company I liked, made good money waiting tables in Florida. Beaches and boating on the weekends, beautiful weather and GREAT food (mmmm….Zingers melt).

    I moved back to MD, to get a “Serious” job with “Potential” only to have the entire focus of the company shift from what I was good working with (Internet/EPD), the economy tank, my truck wrecked, my wages cut, and my computer tanked.

    STAY ON THE TREE PEOPLE! Because, yes you have to go out on the limb to achive things you otherwise would not, BUT REMEMBER failure is definately a possibility!

    1. I love these two quotes. And even though you advised others to stay on the tree, I admire you and Thomas Edison for continuing to go out on the limb!

      If I find 10,000 ways something won’t work, I haven’t failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
      Thomas A. Edison,

      Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

      Thomas A. Edison

    2. Mike – I would rather have tried and failed than not try at all!! I think we also attrack what we get – I know it sounds really harsh – but the Mint is right in that you make your day and your life if you choose to – Maybe it is time to get on another limb you are only stuck if you want to be – I know leave it to your serious Aunt to be real – uh – Love You!

      1. Hey Nancy,

        I understand what you are saying, I do not feel stuck; maybe I should drive my point home a little clearer. All I am saying is that “going out on a limb” is not as easy and pretty as the MINT may make it sound. It could get messy, difficult, and wear you down. I agree being positive is a good idea, but so is being realistic.


      2. Mr Brown,

        You are SO right about being out on a limb is often messy, difficult, and I’m so happy you made that point. So often we read all the cool quotes and success stories from people without hearing about all the difficulties they faced. Can you look back at one of your successes and share the difficulties you had before getting there?

        Thank you for starting this discussion.

      3. You are correct thanks for clarifying! Life can be challenging and we never know about many things until we try. I will say though The Mint is correct in the fact it may get messy but it is how you respond and having a positive attitude can pull you thru just about anything – as Dad says it is not the hand that is dealt it is how play the cards and a winning attitude is one way to win:)

    1. Bruce… I am so glad that you entered the conversation. Believe it or not, I just overheard a mother talking with her daughter and said basically the same thing as Homer Simpson. It broke my heart to watch the daughter deflate in an instant 😦

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