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Living the Dream without Stupidity

Putting honey on the hand of a three-year-old for a photo op with a wild bear is perhaps the best example of stupidity I’ve ever heard.  My wife’s step brother and friend saw this happen. Fortunately, they could scare away the bear by making a lot of noise. Then mother looked at them and said., “You ruined my picture!” People get ideas about something and don’t think through the potential consequences. 

Stupidity is not the opposite of smart. It is behaving without common sense or judgement. We all do stupid things and only realize this after the fact. Yet the ability to learn from stupid actions creates opportunities. I think the second time you do something stupid is a mistake. The first time is a learning experience.

I doubt a person would feel like he is living the dream knowing that his situation was founded on stupidity or sheer luck. Contentment comes from intentionality. Being cautious is the better part of risk management. We must make assumptions before to move forward – to have fun. However, we can also lose more than we bargain for when we don’t think through how things might transpire.

Live your dream. Feel free, focused and fulfilled. Know you’ve done your best to think things through and then go for it. Be outlandish without being outrageous.

How can you live your dream without stupidity? 

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 With Joy,

~ Michael

By | 2018-06-20T11:59:52-07:00 September 16th, 2017|Life Tips, Living the Dream|0 Comments

About the Author:

Michael J. Marx, EdD is the Founder of New Trails Coaching. He is a sought-after business and life coach for those who want to explore new directions. Michael’s purpose is to be a catalyst and his greatest joy is seeing people move from having a stalled life to a dynamic one. Michael holds the Professional Certified Coach credential (ICF), the Professional Certified Christian Coach credential (CCNI) as well as being a Certified Professional Life Coach (PCCI). He brings more than two decades of experience in teaching, coaching, and mentoring in an international arena. Michael is also the Immediate Past President of the Christian Coaches Network International and serves as the leader of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Ethics Community of Practice. In 2016 he published his book, Ethics and Risk Management for Christian Coaches. He lives at 8162 feet in the mountains of Colorado with his wife Joy and a dozen sled dogs.

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