Sunday, April 25, 2010


As John Maxwell says, "The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just a little extra."  I see it as the minor details.  As I'm looking at my checklist again, I can see that there is just one or two little details that I am missing.  I've fallen back into "comfortable".  For example, I do read every night, but not quite sure I'm getting in the full 10 pages.  Judging from where I'm at in this month's book, I'm pretty sure... NOT!  Actually, if you divide the number of pages by the number of days in the month, you get 3 as the average.  Not even half way to 10!!!  I have been listening to audio in my car instead of the radio to make up for not listening because of not exercising.  There are two problems with that game plan.  First, I should just be exercising AND listening to audio instead of finding another way to listen without exercising.  Second, I am not in the car that much, it takes all of 5 minutes to go to and from my son's school.  That's only 10 minutes of audio a day.  Not quite the same as 30 minutes uninterrupted.  I guess what I have been doing is better than doing nothing but it's not that little "extra".  I don't want to be ordinary. Who does?  So this week I am focusing on the details, that little "extra" in each on of my areas.  Come to think of it, I guess that's another definition for the slight edge, that little "extra", the minor details!

I'm living on the eighth day, right now!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Hello! I'm baaaaack!

Ok, so I didn't really go away. I just quit blogging. I have still been doing MOST of my check list items. All three "Heart" items are now pretty ingrained habits. There have been occasional days that I may have missed exercising. For example, I just attended a weekend Leadership Conference. Did do a LOT of walking but no formal exercise. The first two "Soul" items, Prayer Partner & talk to Jeff, have slipped back to weekdays. Weekends it doesn't seem to happen or is hit and miss depending on activities. Reaching out to one more is really turned into a habit when I'm out and about. I honestly feel almost a complusion to talk to people now. I just seem to say what comes to mind as I see people i.e. wow that's a beautiful necklace, what a cute baby how old, etc. Under "Mind" reading is a very ingrained habit, can't seems to fall asleep without it no matter how late or how tired I am. Audio is hit and miss with the exercise. I tend to get in a habit of listening to voice mail or talking to someone while I exercise and then the audio doesn't happen. And if I don't exercise then audio doesn't happen either. Blog checklist? Well, I think we know the answer to THAT one!!!!

I will be updating the checklist daily but probably only blog once a week or so. I have changed the blog to have my checklist along the side.

The last one I posted was:
February 21, 2010

I'm living on the eighth day, right now!