Pointed toward productivity

I suppose if it is a blog – web log – then there should be more than one post. I started with a flurry and a fizzle. This exemplifies a few lessons I often teach as part of my 9 Pea POD: providence, purpose, passion, people, planning, process, performance, perseverance, and party. This blog, spawned in a moment by an article was not planned. Without the plan there was no process. Without the process there was no performance. The buck stops here.

So, I will pause and begin again.

Providence: I write this that you may know…(Luke) and test, and that I may better understand these thoughts I have which seek to please God and make life meaningful, simpler and more productive.

Purpose: Introspection Enabling Intellect and Intentional Influence as “Iron Sharpens Iron” (I overdo alliteration.).

Passion: Yes, I want to help others to grow while I pursue my own growth. It is a wonderful paradox I found many years ago, “the more I serve, the more I am served.” Teaching yields the higher education. Giving produces rich rewards. Sacrifice garners the great gain. I won’t pretend to understand. I won’t claim to have fully accomplished. I know the more I do help the more I want to help.

People: You (family, friends, fellows and followers)

Plan: Every third day. Jonah’s three days in the belly of a fish. Three days my Lord spent in the earth. Three day shift rotation of a firefighter, C-Shift. I will be writing frequently but not every day for an achievable regularity.

Process: Inserted reminders into calendar, scheduled.

Performance: Publishing, linking to Facebook and Twitter, and tracking increasing views and comments.

Perseverance: Daily time in reading, investigation and documentation.

Party: Celebration at month, 3 month, 9 month and anniversary.

ST2

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About sturner2

I am curious, not fearful or unafraid. I have delivered babies into this world. I have held the dying until their departure. Life, what is if for? What is it about? Do I know or don't I? Knowledge is elusive and never complete. The more I know, the more I know I don't know. My boss once asked me if I knew what I was doing. "No sir," was my reply, "but that has never stopped me before." This is one of those valuable lessons my mom taught me. Just because you don't know doesn't mean you shouldn't. I am willing. I am not always able. I have heard that "If it is worth doing, it is worth doing until you get it right." Here am I, send me. What is there about me that is different than all the rest? Possibly not all that much. I am a soul longing to do more, share more and know more. Born into a body in 1960, my parents raised me and continue to show me. My wife loves me. My children teach me. My friends stand by me. I share in this journey with many others. I am grateful. I have experienced more than 30 years as a husband, more than 30 years as a dad, and more than 30 years in the fire service. I continue to grow, feel and learn; and too, I diminish, numb, and forget. In honor or disgrace, blame or praise, I am prepared.
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