An Occasional Newsletter
I am drafting this edition of The Journey Forward four days after publishing the last in hopes of meeting my goal of every other week. I feel that I should simplify the layout a bit for a few reasons. First, So that I can meet that goal, and second because we all have very short attention spans. I believe that if I make this much simpler it may actually bring you more value. So here we go. The Journey Forward is now “occasional” and “simpler.”
Leave who you were. Love who you are. Look Forward to who you will become
The past no longer exists. It is over. Enjoy the successes. Learn from mistakes. Plan the next steps of your journey. Here is mine. What is yours?
I am LEAVING my continued failure to quit vaping nicotine for the moment. I know I need to do it. It is in my sights, but there are a few other dominos I need to knock down first.
I LOVE the cadence of my writing right now. I am still looking for opportunities to increase the frequency, but the first domino is being knocked down with the current cadence.
I LOOK FORWARD to deeper connections with friends, family, colleagues, new acquaintances, and YOU. My nature is very introverted. Add to that a bit of workaholicism and the result becomes a bit of a recluse outside of work. Connections bring about inspiration, motivation, and great energy. I will swing the “Family & Social” pendulum to that optimal (but not perfect, there is no such thing) middle.
What’s your Leave, Love, Look Forward for the week? (share and ask your friends for theirs on Twitter)
This Week’s Quote
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.~Leonardo Da Vinci
Read, Reading, Up Next
One of my greatest joys is reading and sharing great books. As a subscriber to this newsletter, you will always be entered in my drawings to win a copy of whatever I am currently reading, sometimes signed by the author when I can make that happen. A quick update on what I am currently reading can be found below. Click here to see the full list of Read, Reading, and Up Next.
Discipline Is Destiny: The Power of Self-Control by Ryan Holiday
I am loving this latest book from Ryan Holiday. If you are looking for inspiration to up your game and implement the Stoic virtues of courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom – I highly recommend grabbing a copy. I will be giving away 4 copies signed by Ryan in random drawings of subscribers to The Journey Forward Newsletter. One a week for four weeks starting once I finish reading the book which I can guarantee will be this week.
As a subscriber to this newsletter, you are already entered in the drawings for a signed copy of this book. If you know of anyone that would be a good addition to our connection or would like a chance at winning a copy share THIS LINK or use the “share this on Twitter” link below to, well, share this on Twitter. 🙂
Recent Blog Posts
Did you catch the recent posts on michaelwgusky.com? Here are just a few:
- Stop Learning! Start Dying!: Top 6 Reasons to Practice Lifelong Learning and 6 Tips on How To Get StartedHabit 9: Lifelong Learning from The “Habits for Well-Being” Series It’s funny. I actually thought the start of this headline was my own phrase. Not that no one else ever said it but it still felt “new” to me and then I came across where I most likely heard it before. When you stop learning you start … Read more
- How to Balance Financial Responsibility with Generosity & HumilityHabit 8: Frugal, Giving, & Humble from The “Habits for Well-Being” Series Money makes the world go round. So they say. There is certainly some truth to that. But don’t be fooled into thinking that it’s all about having more, spending more, and definitely not about flaunting what you have. Financial success is just as much about being … Read more
- Maintaining a Healthy Social Life: How to Strengthen Personal Relationships and Reap the BenefitsHabit 7: Connect from The “Habits for Well-Being” Series This is currently my most out-of-balance area in life. Being a self-confessed workaholic used to make “Body & Mind” in the most need of focus but I have since found a good routine and momentum to both exercise daily and take the needed breaks to refresh my mind. This … Read more
Until next time.
Wishing you health, happiness, prosperity and JOY!