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Ostomy Memories Making Decisions


My life is full of acts of which I'm justly proud, and acts of which I'm not. I neither linger over the former nor stress over the latter. At the time, I was too busy enjoying myself to worry much about it one way or the other. “There comes a time in every man's life,” said Casey Stengel, “and I've had many of them.” The great baseball manager was a man of few words, a master of understatement. His job involved a lot of decision making that affected other people's lives. You're going to play third today. I want you to hit for Porter. Bring in the left-hander. In a position like that, there can't be any self-doubt or second guessing. Here's what we're going to do, you say, and keep moving forward. Let the casual observers call you out if they must, but pay them little mind. When you're in the arena, it has to be that way, otherwise you're drowned by the deluge of issues that just keeps coming at you. “Don't look back,” said Satchel Paige. “Something might be gaining on you.” I couldn't agree more. As far as I'm concerned, shoulders are for shrugging, not for looking over.

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A concept well-put HenryM. 

I don't know a lot about baseball, which I believe is much the same as our game of 'rounders'. 

One of my SOLAR ( Self-Organised Living And Reflecting) models involved extolling the same concept by explaining that if someone is moving forward (in life)and constantly looking backwards, they are much more likely to bump into obstacles/problems than if they look where they are going. I even used to get people to role-play the concept by getting them to walk from one side of the room (with a chair in the middle as an obstacle) to the other, first looking forward and then looking backwards. It was then obvious that the person would have 'choices' regarding whether or how they manouvered  around the obstacle as opposed to getting tripped up by it. 

Best wishes



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