Aug 3, 2023Liked by John Dailey

I began reading this early this morning but, had to circle back this afternoon. My motivation for learning and reading has returned in full effect. This idea of pausing to analyze things from a different perspective is becoming a theme in my everyday life now. I stopped believing in coincidences. This tells me I’m on the right path. I had to overcome the self pity that kept me stagnant for so long. I started to move again. Like you said “When we get too close to a problem, it becomes all we see.” I’m guilty of letting problems consume me in the past. I wasn’t moving and certainly wasn’t changing. I’m moving now and every day things are changing for the better. I’ve become a better father, brother, son etc... I’ve opened my mind to different perspectives and became a better listener. It’s crazy how much you learn when you just shut your mouth and listen. I had gotten into some trouble years ago and a teammate said to me “In 5 years none of this s**t is going to matter”. He was right. I had to let my past go and start moving forward again. There is No Other Way! I went in the HAPS chamber at MCAS Cherry Point “High altitude pressure simulator” with that same guy. They had us play paddy cake at 20,000 feet. He was sweating profusely, giggling and could barely function. I assume this was like the Martini effect, only at altitude. Everyone reacts differently. Thanks for the read John and be safe down there. 🤙🏼

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Mike, Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. We have been staying busy diving in Guam. I am glad you are recognizing the need to back up and look at things differently. I think we all have the tendency to get too close and hold onto the past. Someone said that the reason we have two ears and one mouth is to listen twice as much as we talk.

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