When They Put You In The Box

When They Put You In The Box

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This may or may not be a really long one today, kids.  It's a pretty straightforward point if I don't end up confusing you with my half-baked, meaningless babble.  I have a friend that had a character he invented--I think it was for a short story if I recall correctly--who had a saying.  Who we are now is not who we're going to be at the end.  I was reminded of this recently when I re-watched "The Time of The Doctor," which is Matt Smith's last episode of Doctor Who.  He says, “...We all change when you think about it. We’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s ok, that’s good, as long as you keep moving, as long as you remember all the people that you used to be..."And you're saying to yourself right now, "Roley, C'mon.  Timelord Regeneration as Life Lesson?"  Sure.  Why not!  People find reasons to do things on the side of a freakin bottle of Heinz 57 if they're looking for it.  Usually, as I said a couple of Mondays ago, I try to capture where I am at the end of a year and set out some goals for the coming year.  I said back then that I haven't done that this year because at the moment, any goals I set are likely based on the best-case scenario of us being able to go places and do things that won't get us killed, and if I get myself killed, who I am right now IS who I'm going to be at the end of my life—it kind of defeats the point.  The capturing of who I am and where I am at the end of a year is so I can remember all the people I've been.  Where I want to be next year is up in the air, but the end has never been in doubt.  I have a very definite idea of who and what I want to be at the end, and every year I make sure that's written down somewhere I can refer back to.  The path to that person isn't a straight line--none of life is--but that's the reason for the yearly review.  It's a quality calibration, to use a call center term.  I say all of this to ask you a simple question:  Have you got a picture of the kind of person you want to be at the end?   It might be a bit easier for me to see because I'm 50, and I'm over the hill and starting to pick up speed.   You might be in your 20s and are just starting the climb, and I'm telling you to sit down with a notebook and start thinking about it because the greatest piece of motivation anyone can have is an idea of your highest self.  Your transformed person.  Your...uh...final regeneration?Sure.  We'll run with that.  Why not.  So, what is your final form?   Use the hashtag #blueregeneration and share it with me.  There may be a surprise in store for people who share.  If you've found this helpful, I would appreciate it if you'd share this with someone you think could use it. Subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already, and I'd really appreciate a review of the podcast if you have the time.  Also, if you find this episode or any of this podcast to be of value to you, how about being me a coffee?  You can go to buymeacoffee.com/krisroley, and...well...buy me a coffee.  The website HQ for all this madness is krisroley.com, and you can go there to see the latest and connect with me on all the social mediasssss.  Stay Solid, people, see you next time...buhbye. 
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This may or may not be a really long one today, kids.  It's a pretty straightforward point if I don't end up confusing you with my half-baked, meaningless babble.  I have a friend that had a character he invented--I think it was for a short story if I recall correctly--who had a saying.  Who we are now is not who we're going to be at the end.  I was reminded of this recently when I re-watched "The Time of The Doctor," which is Matt Smith's last episode of Doctor Who.  He says, “...We all change when you think about it. We’re all different people all through our lives. And that’s ok, that’s good, as long as you keep moving, as long as you remember all the people that you used to be..."And you're saying to yourself right now, "Roley, C'mon.  Timelord Regeneration as Life Lesson?"  Sure.  Why not!  People find reasons to do things on the side of a freakin bottle of Heinz 57 if they're looking for it.  Usually, as I said a couple of Mondays ago, I try to capture where I am at the end of a year and set out some goals for the coming year.  I said back then that I haven't done that this year because at the moment, any goals I set are likely based on the best-case scenario of us being able to go places and do things that won't get us killed, and if I get myself killed, who I am right now IS who I'm going to be at the end of my life—it kind of defeats the point.  The capturing of who I am and where I am at the end of a year is so I can remember all the people I've been.  Where I want to be next year is up in the air, but the end has never been in doubt.  I have a very definite idea of who and what I want to be at the end, and every year I make sure that's written down somewhere I can refer back to.  The path to that person isn't a straight line--none of life is--but that's the reason for the yearly review.  It's a quality calibration, to use a call center term.  I say all of this to ask you a simple question:  Have you got a picture of the kind of person you want to be at the end?   It might be a bit easier for me to see because I'm 50, and I'm over the hill and starting to pick up speed.   You might be in your 20s and are just starting the climb, and I'm telling you to sit down with a notebook and start thinking about it because the greatest piece of motivation anyone can have is an idea of your highest self.  Your transformed person.  Your...uh...final regeneration?Sure.  We'll run with that.  Why not.  So, what is your final form?   Use the hashtag #blueregeneration and share it with me.  There may be a surprise in store for people who share.  If you've found this helpful, I would appreciate it if you'd share this with someone you think could use it. Subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already, and I'd really appreciate a review of the podcast if you have the time.  Also, if you find this episode or any of this podcast to be of value to you, how about being me a coffee?  You can go to buymeacoffee.com/krisroley, and...well...buy me a coffee.  The website HQ for all this madness is krisroley.com, and you can go there to see the latest and connect with me on all the social mediasssss.  Stay Solid, people, see you next time...buhbye. 
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