What is a Possibilist?

 

What is a Possibilist?

Oh, so many things.  We begin just as others say they’ve “hit a wall.”  We don’t see anything else that can be done about . . . .   now we can begin.

Some people say, you can’t see the forest for the trees.  Stated clearer is that when you wonder into the forrest your light of sight goes from tree to tree (problem to problem).  Few people backup and just look at ALL the trees.

The term possibilist for me was not something I was even looking for.  No, it found me.  As I was consulting back in the ‘90s the company had hit the wall.  I was fortunate enough to come in and supply the answer.  It took me one day and several possibilities emerged.  As I explained their options (from my perspective) someone around the conference table said, “You’re a real Possibilist.”

Every since that day, I’ve noticed that I don’t quit, I don’t just give up.  There is always another way.

How about you?  Do you see the possibilities as endless or limited?

What are your thoughts?

“The moment you realize that everyone is saying, “we can’t go any further, it is the time for the possibilist in all of us to come forward.”

DR Rawson

Health

 

Do you remember people (typically) much older than you saying, “without your health, you have nothing.”  I’m now a position to view life from yet another perspective.  From where I now sit, health is also key to happiness.

Over the years all of us have placed more attention on the idea of what’s for dinner than our health.  This can backfire.

It doesn’t matter what you own or the amount of money you have in the bank.  If you lose your health, you could lose your health.  The question is: “What’s important to you?”

I am an American

As many of us know, our actions speak much louder than words.  Wisdom passed from one generation to another. However when it comes to being an American, we should also remember what President Ronald said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.  We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.  It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”

Being an American means so many things.  It’s conceivable that two people will do more than communicate some idea of Americanism.

G-d has blessed me for sure.  I’ve had the privilege of literally traveling much of the world we all enjoy.  It was truly an honor to represent my country (in addition to myself and my company).

I’m still reflecting on the activities of our 4th of July.  There was so much I wanted to say but decided it wasn’t the day or time to do so.  However, I will.

Are you glad to be an American?

What do you think?

Embarrassment


 

Oh boy, am I ever embarrassed.

Everyday, we all do something that embarrasses us.  Typically, it’s unintended.  However . . .

Speaking with a friend named Veronica, I learned of an experience where she wanted to buy a new Cadillac back in the ’90s.  She went and looked at the new model (then) the SRX.  She was in love.

The salesman approached her and she declared, “I would like to buy one of these.” The salesman said, “Well, let’s see, what kind of work do you do?” She replied, “I’m a nurse.”

With complete dismissal (as though she wasn’t good enough or make enough money to even qualify to purchase a CADILLAC he told her she wouldn’t and that she should move on.

She shared with me the amount of money (cash) that she intended to put down on the car. I can share with you that it was more than enough to qualify her to purchase the car.  She was embarrassed and hurt by the treatment of her by the salesman. Shame on him.

Shame on us if we ever make someone feel less.  Ever.

When I was a child, my Father told me, as long as your shoes are clean, your clothes are clean as well as  your hands and nails, you’re as good as anyone else in the world regardless of where they live or how much money they have.

A few years later, I found myself homeless as a child of eleven and looking for work to support my Mother, brother and two sisters. Everyone treated me with respect and to a person they all felt bad that they didn’t have any work to offer me.  That was true for all except the one that finally did hire me. That’s a story for another time.

How we make other’s feel should be a measure of who we are.  What are your thoughts?

Garth Brooks says it well; “Love one another.”

Government

Preamble:

This past election was very contentious.  I watched as friends argued with friends and family.  While this was going on, I was in search of the possibilities and most importantly, common sense.

The ideas below are NOT mine.  They are rumored to have come from Trump.  I hope they did and I hope that he and other right thinkers are committed to these ideas.

What do you think?