I have been focused on becoming a better problem solver this year. But also, I have let some of my personal growth slide in many ways due to never ending battle with anxiety. That being said, I have learned a lot in 2017.

Many years ago I read a book called How to Win Friends and Influence People, I suppose I should re-read it considering I felt unheard for the most part. I would say that many of my suggestions should have been presented in a better way because I feel like people are not listening to my good advise.

Then there is expressing frustration with peoples actions. I’ve discovered its never taken the way I’d like, usually personally. I am too reactionary, I will discover something and then have a burst of motivation only to discover days later I really do not care as much as I thought I did.

Habits are harder to break than will power. I could have all the motivation in the world but I do not have the work habits, I am constantly distracted. There is no revelation here just need to be mindful of my distracted nature.

People will always repeat themselves, they just assume you are not listening so you have to repeat what they say back to them to reassure them (or at least nod).

Every moment spent not doing what you want is a moment closer to never doing what you want. Sounds like a cliche, but I’ve discovered that you can fake motivation.

j,l & d

You are only worth the cost to replace you, therefore you are worth a lot to your family and virtually nothing to everyone else. Expectations are the path to disappointment.

If you do not leave the house your life will be like a never ending episode of star trek; the delta quadrant is only a few clicks away.

Thinking about the past is a waste of time!

Life is good, don’t have a bad attitude regarding your circumstances. You can change anything about your life except your personality, that seems to remain constant despite everyone.