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Passion Party #574 - The Word of the Year

Merriam Webster announced today
the word most looked up on their website this year.
It may come as a shock to know
That people with intelligence still want to grow.
For education they use their gear
allowing the computer to enter the fray.

Shock, dismay, lack of belief,
fantastic change, anguish and surprise,
the news often hit us between the eyes.
What I, for one, thought to be true
was merely "truthiness" in disguise.

The year has gone and left us here
to carry on in hope and fear
So now with all that we've had to deal
We're left with the word of the year: "Surreal"
https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/woty2016-top-looked-up-words-surreal

Passion Party #573 - Commitment

Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions, which speak louder than the words. It is making the time when there is none. Coming through - time after time, year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of, the power to change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.

Passion Party #572 - The Biggest Surprise

--> The Dalai Lama was asked what surprises him the most: "Man, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. 
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. 

And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; 
he lives as if he is never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.”

Passion Party #571 - If When, Then...

Settling goals does not cut it. There have been too many years wasted on empty goal-setting. Promises made in January sit collecting dust or lie tattered on the floor come December.
I know what I want to do and I know how to do it. The doing is the hard part and doing it with consistency is harder.
This year, rather than set goals, I will create "pre-suasive" statements that will help me achieve what i want to do in my life. Instead of having a goal of "lose 10 pounds" I will say, "When I am offered dessert, then I say "I'll have mint tea with honey, please." Instead of having a goal of "make more money" I will say, "When the work day is over, then I can make one more call to a client and offer my help."
The pre-programming may seem artificial, but it is how habits are formed I want to get where I want to go not by force but by flow.