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You Can't Get to the Store with your Eyes Closed (2014- Blog #67)

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Did you see the articles this week about the "new" SAT test? It sparked a good conversation between DH and me today. What's the point of an education and do we actually measure our society's goals for education.. Such stuff like that :)

At one point we chatted about goals and the importance of measuring our movement towards goals. Should we actually measure anything in schools and if so what? And if so, why? At one point he said, "Well you cannot get to the store with your eyes closed." SO TRUE!!! Regardless of why we want to get to the store, we really can't get there without a plan, without checking about our place in the journey, without checking our footing, without making decisions about which way to turn next.. We do check to see if we are on the right rack. We do check if we are getting closer?

He made me realize how important it is to keep my eyes wide open and honest while I work towards my health goals. Regardless of if I choose a goal that is close in time or far away, I must keep my eyes precisely on the entire trip towards the goal. Can't close my eyes at anytime for threat of crashing into barriers along the way.

Keep your eyes open today, people!!

Quote of the day
"To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first."
William Shakespeare

MANTRA: Every opportunity is a choice. Every choice is an opportunity. (me)

PHOTO OF THE DAY: My Mountain - The transformation today was spectacular!

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MBTEPP 3/9/2014 6:53PM

    Good points! We have been having the same conversations, as my son's future depends on how he has been measured by such tests. He is just now realizing that his hard work is paying off.

The racing for me helps to keep me moving forward, always re-evaluating my fitness and my goals. Eyes wide open!

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NANCY- 3/9/2014 10:21AM

    Even if we crash into barriers, being mindful of our goal will help us direct our actions to where we want to be. Just like autopilot... veer off course, just make a course correction and continue the journey.

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NEWROSE27 3/9/2014 7:15AM

    So true.Being mindful of our journeys is very important in seeing us each reach our goals.
Love your mountain pic today. We have an awesome world and your view beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us each day.

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    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh, what a shot!
I agree with your discussion. I think that's where measuring foods helps me the most. I cannot properly gauge what I put on my plate. I can't say :That looks about right!"

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ALIIDA 3/8/2014 6:19PM

    I don't know if it's exactly the message, but I'm near to goal and I could easily slack off and be satisfied with less, but I haven't passed the test yet.

Your mountain is stunning again!

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ALICIA363 3/8/2014 5:44PM

    What a great message for Saturday!
I'm keeping my eyes wide open and tracking my food, because I know on evenings and weekends it's easy to close my eyes!

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what an amazingly stunning sunset!

and yeah ... makes sense that if you don't want to crash into something on the way to where you're going you DO need to keep your eyes open

thanks for posting!

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LOVINGKATE 3/8/2014 3:37PM

  Your mountain is so beautiful!!! Keep your eyes WIDE OPEN. emoticon emoticon

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    Brunette did look lovely. Your Dhaka is a wise man.

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KALIGIRL 3/8/2014 2:15PM

    Yes - eyes on the prize and what better one than health?

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/8/2014 2:13PM

    Another great mountain photo! And totally agree about keeping our eyes wide open as we work toward goals. We have to be aware of our surroundings, make adjustments to the route if a detour is called for, avoid pot-holes, etc.

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