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The Mooring Minute -Perseverance

Published on March 7, 2019 by Walter Johnson • In The Mooring Minute

We were disabled and unable to proceed. Most would throw their hand up and spend the weekend watching from the sidelines. But you can’t quit because it’s hard or difficult! As difficult as it is when the fun starts. Hard is when the test of who you are begins, it separates those who can vs. those who can’t! Sometimes it sucks, sometimes it tedious, sometimes it seems like the everyone is against you! It’s when things are tough that the tough get going! To find a way to stand up and preserve, as if it was easy everyone would do it. We were fortunate the builder was able to open up on a Saturday and bring us a replacement part. We were able to persevere in our protest hearing and were granted redress so we were back in the game. 

Quitting is easy, but standing up to the challenge and doing the hard work is what often is required to separate from the herd!

So when it’s hard and all seems lost, this is when the tough keep going because sometimes it sucks, it’s mentally tiring,  it’s un-fun, but hard is where memories are made!!

Mooring Minute: You Are Always Being Watched!

Published on October 2, 2018 by Walter Johnson • In The Mooring Minute

Sailing is a small village. Each action you do, because it is the right thing to do! Our behavior is on display for everyone to see and when seen each makes a judgment, good bad or indifferent. You can’t change the lenses which people view you by but what you can change is your reaction to the action, and remember that what you do is done, because it is the right thing to do. When you are wrong you do your turns, take the penalty, you give way and make way when the rules tell you to do so. Opportunity on the race course, has a way of finding those who live with good karma, who do the right thing as doing the right things and being your best self is the best course of action when forced to react. The goal is to do the right thing and to not debate as debating only compounds the negative karma. You are always being watched!

So untie the ties which are holding you back and head out and build your legacy one race at a time!

The Mooring Minute!

By Walter Johnson

The Mooring Minute: Detaching From The Outcome!

Published on September 27, 2018 by Walter Johnson • In The Mooring Minute

We are all driven by flight or flight, every second we are deciding to stand up or stand down.  In fight or flight, we are fear-driven, our minds pain over the loss of some projected benefit from some imaginary expected, future result. To be in the flow is to be in peace of mind where we know all is well, space where we observe, respond and react, so when the wind shifts we use the shifting breeze to our advantage. They say you can’t control the wind, but you can adjust your sails or as I say, seek, tack and head in the most advantageous direction.

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