Toward Effectiveness

This blog represents a(nother) new start.  The beginning of new habits.  The formation of a person I want to become.  A person who learns, commits, and does.  I need to change.  I need to improve.  I need to learn.  I need to become better.  And the only person who can help me is me.

So why share this with you?  Well, why not?  It’s kind of therapeutic.  I have always enjoyed writing, expressing myself through words and pictures, and more recently videos.  The active of recording my thoughts is a habit, something to keep me focused, a goal that can be achieved everyday.

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Kind of like this mini turtle I almost stepped on the other day at Ohori Park.  He was just sitting there, in the middle of a path.  He looked content, but he wasn’t moving.  No progress – or if there was, it was very slow, and difficult to assess.  He needed a jumpstart, and so do I.

I quit all my English teaching jobs at the beginning of April this year.  Since then I have been spending more time with Ty, and that has been great.  The bond between father and son should continually be strengthened and renewed.  His childhood will pass quickly, and I want to be a big part of his development; to provide an example of an effective person; one who respects, listens, trusts, loves, attempts to understand, and follows a path of development and personal growth led by principles.

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And thus I will attempt to be more engaged with myself.  To challenge myself to grow.  My growth must begin from the inside.  Before I can help others, I must help myself.  Establish principles, set goals.

Learn, commit, do.

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