You can’t win if you are not in the game

“You can’t win if you are not in the game.”

James Clear, Author of Atomic Habits

Honey takes a nap

Over the past several months, many of my posts have included my thoughts and reflections of my grandchildren.  Today’s post involves their dog, Honey.

Honey is a fluffy white nine-year-old miniature poodle who definitely doesn’t act her age.

The minute we step in the door she shifts into a puppy mode of frenetic excitement at the prospect of playing fetch. Her wagging tail, flopping ears, extended tongue and jumps of joy say, Put Me in Coach, I want to play and show you my stuff!


Where in your life are you on the field and in the game?

Where are you on the bench or on the sidelines watching others?

What games get your tail wagging with excitement?

#78: “No one who rises before dawn 360 days a year fails to make his family rich.”

– Chinese proverb

When I was little, I remember waking up very early on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons. There were no VCRs or DVRs: if you didn’t get up, you missed it! I guess watching cartoons and playing was my “work.” I did this work gladly because it brought me pleasure.

As adults, many people begrudgingly wake up to go to work, in order to earn a living and take care of their families.


What would get you to leap out of bed each morning, with that excitement of youth? What skills could you master and what riches would you attract into your life?

How can you go beyond simply making a living to making your life a masterpiece?

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