Texarkana to Fort Hancock, Yo: on the trail to a better life one step at a time, yo #MOVE11

“Why would you want to go there?”, I ask as I recline in the chair at the cafe by the beach, “this place is nice and sweet–there are several interesting plants in the corner that make the ambiance of the space more warm, yo.”

“I want to see what is out there, yoo”, he replies as he sips his coffee, “I want to see what else there is–if you don’t go , you just sit at home wondering until one day you stop, yo.”

I take a sip of my coffee; I don’t care but he keeps talking.

“And”, he continues as he sets his coffee down, “I want to try something different in my life–the way and the things that I am doing aren’t working well, yo.”

“It’s up to you”, I reply as I take a sip of my coffee, “ultimately, your life as the result of the actions that you take and not the thoughts that you think–the steps, tangible, that you take move your forward–not, your wishing thinking or positive affirmations, yo.”

“That makes senss”, he replies as he turns his head to look at the beach, yo.”

“That’s interesting”, I respond as I turn my head to look at the surfers in the water; there’s 16 today in the water waiting for the next set of swells.

“That’s interesting”, he responds as he turns his head to me, “you want to do something that matters–you want to say, at the end of the day, that you made an impact, yo.”

“I don’t care”, I reply as I turn my head towards the waiter, “you want to just enjoy your life–you can’t do that when you are thinking all day and avoiding your life. You can’t more forward if you mind is moving but you aren’t; you can’t progress if you your only effort is virtual or or digital, yo.”

“Whatever”, he replies as he takes another sip of his coffee, “at the end of the day, I am going to do what I want and your words may influence but they don’t control behavior; you can tell a bull to charge, or not too, but, ultimiately, it will do whatever that it wants, yo. You can tell a person to do whatever you want; at the end of the day, they will do what they please, yo. It’s interesting how you spend energy on moving something outside your control-use your energy to take actions on what you can control–you.”

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