You Can Do The Thing: And It Starts With This One Phrase

J.S. Park

You can really do the thing. You can really achieve the dream and pursue your goal and make progress and find recovery.

But it has to start with one thing.

It has to begin with letting go of the old things.

There’s an ancient Greek word, ouketi, which means, “No longer.” The word is often used as, “I’m no longer who I was before.” It’s a sweeping decision to move forward into something new. It starts with knowing you cannot live as you were.

A focused person naturally turns down the volume on distractions. When you have a goal, you find out what’s most important. Priorities are prioritized; the things that don’t matter get dimmer and less attractive; there is intentional movement.

A big vision always begins with a singular, passionate, pin-point accuracy that requires closing the door behind you. Nothing good was ever achieved by looking forward and backward at…

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Chinese New Year – Celebrate Friendship and Family

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In my children’s story, The Baiji, Ai Bao and Shu Rui are best friends. They spend the first day of the Spring Festival together, lighting firecrackers and laughing. But things change. Good fortune is more fickle than friendship.

Chinese New Year is a beautiful celebration of family and friendship. Food, gifts, and fireworks abound. Many holidays provide opportunities to strengthen the bond of family.

Guònián hǎo! Happy New Year! ( By the way, it’s the year of the sheep/ goat/ ram…take your pick. It’s a translation thing.)

Which holiday is your favorite?

Beck- “Don’t Let It Go”

“Don’t Let It Go”

You better save yourself
From something you can’t see
Follow it where it goes
Follow it back to me
I’ll keep it here

Don’t let it go
Don’t let it go
Don’t let it go
Don’t let it go away
You don’t have to let it go away

These are some faults we found
Hollowed out from the years
Don’t let them wear you out
Don’t let them turn your mind inside out

Don’t let it go
Don’t let it go away
Don’t let it go
Don’t let it go away
You don’t have to let it go away

In the crossfire there’s a story
And how it ends, I do not know

Don’t let it go
Don’t let it go away
Don’t let it go
Don’t let it go away

Don’t you see how far it’s gone away?
Don’t you see how far it’s gone away?
Don’t you see how far it’s gone away?
Don’t you see how far it’s gone away?
You don’t have to let it go away