Thursday, August 4th, 2011 — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — — Summer Edition #179
Russell R. Shippee
Author, Speaker, Navigator


Remember in school when we called our classmates 'chicken' when they were afraid to do something? What are you still a chicken about?

Do you do something new - different - challenging - or difficult each day?.

Many people keep a journal and some make a daily list of what they are grateful for. Perhaps we should reflect daily on the one thing we did that stretched us. What made the day special, unique, or memorable?

Do you want to live 100 years? Or, do you want to live 1 year 100 times? You choose. You decide. You are in control.

Next week we'll be cruising New England waters stopping in Cuttyhunk, Nantucket, Edgartown and who knows where. We have a plan and the plan is subject to change based on the wind and weather. It's simple. Make a plan, follow the plan, and adjust the plan as needed.

No, there will be no newsletter next week.

Here is what NMS said about this newsletter Thanks-a-million.......arousing self awareness.... He goes on to sum it up in two words ALIENS WE. Think about it.

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"Until one is committed there is hesitancy, a chance to pull back and always ineffectiveness. Once one is definitely committed then providence moves too."

W H Murray

"Believing in yourself, is an endless destination. Believing you have failed, is the end of your journey."

Sarah Meredith

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.”

Babe Ruth

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. "

Theodore Roosevelt


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Are you chicken? Do you date?

Are you chicken? Do you date?

You can’t get to where you want to go with your foot on the brake. You can’t do it if you don’t believe you’ll do it.

How often has being a chicken stopped you from doing something? How often do you look back with regret at things not done, things not attempted?

We can’t live in the past and we can’t live with what might have been. We live with what we have done and not done.

The past is gone; and we can only change our view of it. The future is always ahead of us, sort of like the horizon that we never reach.

Today, right now, is the only time we can do something. Our attitude and belief at the beginning determines the outcome. If we are chicken we make excuses in advance for our failure, or if we don’t even try, we’ll never do it. We’ll never know how far we could have gone, how high we could have reached.

Life is to be lived. Life is to be an adventure; and the only one stopping you from having the adventure is you. Today is all you have. If you are going to do it, today is the day to start the adventure. Today is the day you can start the planning and schedule it.

No risk, no reward. No risk, no adventure. No risk, no growth.

There is no life for the chicken. The chicken lets life pass him by. The chicken only wishes.

What do you want to do that you have been afraid to attempt? Why not challenge yourself to do it? If you don’t succeed at the first attempt, know that it was just practice and with enough practice you will do it. Yes, it’s that simple. Keep trying till you get it.

How awful is it for you living with the secret that you were too chicken to attempt something? Does it bother you? Do you dwell on it?

Take you foot off the brake of life. Let yourself go, do, and be. No excuses. No holding back. Just do it, just do it, just do it now.

Make a list of your top ten accomplishments. I bet you were chicken when you first thought of doing some of them. Now, you are not a chicken, but proud. Well, there are many more things you can be proud of if you’d just do them.

You are good enough, you are smart enough, you have enough time, you are young enough, you are, you are. You are not a chicken so don’t pretend to be one.

You can do it.