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Reflections from the exercise playlist

August 6, 2010
by Paul Jones

During this morning’s walk, in that moment where I was off in a different plane with music and the morning stillness, a song played that set me reflecting back on who or what has influenced me over the years.

The song is by Paul Thorn, and it is the title track off his latest recording “Pimps and Preachers” (video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSWmFilNTXE ).  Now, I was not raised by a pimp and a preacher as he was, but it did make me realize that the people that have held great influence in my life do come from all walks of life.  From the roughnecks that would have been at home on oil rigs to the men that served as adult leaders in my Scout Troop, all had lessons to teach.  Navigating through life now in my 40’s, lots of what I picked up from them still can carry great weight today.

I came away with 2 bits of self administered advice, and I am going to throw it out there.  Never forget where you came from, because the people that were a part of your pre-adult life taught well, (and if you are like me, you were too hardheaded at the time to listen).  Second, don’t stop learning from others, because as you learn, so you can teach.  Be a mentor, but be one with that never ending quest to know more.  Learn from those you mentor to.

Now you are probably wondering what in the world I listen to when out walking the neighborhood each morning.  That’s a later post, but suffice it to say, it is eclectic.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 9, 2010 3:46 pm

    wow Paul has a blog, nice post you should have shared with me before LOL Rebecca

    • August 9, 2010 4:34 pm

      Thank you for coming by uninvited! (Consider it a standing invite!)
      :)

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