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An important 17 minutes

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I try to watch this every year.  It is one of the most important speeches in American history:





My Process Update

Six days into 2016 and I’m struggling with choosing my keyword for the year, but the leading contender is still discipline.  I have a lot on my plate, personally and professionally, and it will take discipline to accomplish what I want this year.  I don’t have specific goals just yet, but a few are competing for attention in my head.
My MS doc says I’m doing well and he’s happy that I’m following his instructions and suggestions.  It takes discipline to exercise every day, to remember to take my meds and vitamins and to limit red meat and processed foods.  I’ll pat myself on the back for doing well in those areas.
I had a nice chat with my guitar teacher two weeks ago.  I asked him what he does to stay motivated and he answered by asking me about my goals with the lessons.  The short answer: I don’t seek a career in music but I want to play blues for my own enjoyment.  That conversation helped us both focus and I have begun to work my way through a blues-specific lesson book.  It wil…