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January 18, 2021 16 min

Today we’re talking about Grown Up Wonder.  
Wonder is one of the three aspects of Tenet #2 of Intentional Optimism, being Present.

Intentional Optimism using The Sailboat Analogy:

  • Optimistic = The boat - the hull, the vehicle that gets you from island A to island B.
  • Present = The centerboard - keeps you upright, focused, “centered,” if you will.
  • Courageous = The rigging - this holds everything together and makes it work - your resilience. 
  • Energetic = The sail - without this, your boat can’t go anywhere, but when the sail fills - wow!
  • Wise = The rudder - keeps you on track, heading in the right direction
  • Intentional = Setting everything up to properly capture the wind
  • Topics discussed in this episode: 

  • Celebrate Beauty. [6:02]]
  • Childlike Perspective. [7:36]
  • Cultivate Curiosity [10:20]
  • Now what?  Cultivate CURIOSITY. 

  • Decide [11:33]
  • To pursue Curiosity!
  • To be astounded by your own knowledge and experience
  • Choose [13:30]  Take a deep breath, and choose to be amazed - life is full of wonder, and the older we get, the more wonderful it becomes.
  • Resources mentioned in this episode:
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    Franklin Planner [6:05] (#CommissionsEarned)
    Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (pbs.org) [12:10]

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