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“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” – Stephen Hawking Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/intelligence

Thinking Thursday!

The late Stephen Hawking was one of the great thinkers of our time. He wrote multiple books, gave a myriad number of presentations and talks, and was the guy that gave us more insight into the black hole—all while stuck in a wheelchair with the equivalent of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Talk about an achievement.

Our ability to adapt to change is literally what helps us survive. We get sick, we get old, things happen we didn’t see coming that throw our world into chaos. It is our ability to accept and adapt to these changes that mean the difference between our surviving the change and thriving despite it.

I like to read about folks like Stephen Hawking because it provides me with a great perspective. His life tells me that regardless of what life deals out, we can overcome these challenges and live extraordinary lives. If you are ever down in the dumps, ready to quit, read stories about Stephen Hawking, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, and the other greats. You’ll discover that their lives were wrought with the same challenges you and I face, if not worse. They demonstrate by their actions and character, that true greatness is not having everything go your way. It is about recovering from the disasters and tragedies that sometimes occur for no reason and seemingly through no fault of our own.

Books:

Ethics, Aristotle

The Shariyat Ki Sugmad, Paul Twitchell

Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe

Classes:

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential, Coursera

Western Heritage, Hillsdale College

Mini-Habits Course, Udemy

Documentaries:

I’m a Killer (Netflix) – decided to stop watching this one. It was a little too dark for me. As I grow older, the violent, bloody, and vicious don’t appeal to me anymore.

Movies:

Fun:

The West Wing (Currently on Netflix)

I’ve been playing a video game with my Army buddy called StarCraft II. It is great fun.

Change is inevitable in our lifetime. Our bodies change, our relationships change, our jobs change, our health changes. Learn new skills, develop new character traits, be prepared. You are stronger than you think you are.

Until next time…

Dave