“X” is for you to decide

If “V” is for Vinegar and “W” is for Whey then:

“X” is for you to decide.

You have heard “X marks the spot”.

Remember the treasure maps used by the pirates and the old-time treasure hunters?  They always used an “X” to mark where the treasure was hidden.

treasure map

Kids have been known to bury their treasure, pace out where it is and then mark that spot with an “X” on their map so they could find it again.

Have you ever lost your “X”?  You had an intention or a goal or a dream but then you lost it.  How did that affect you?  Depression. Loneliness. Directionless. Fear.

The financial community has created the five dreaded “D’s” (downsizing, divorce, death, disease, disability) which in their planning can derail financial plans.  I have experienced three of these “D’s”  over the last few years which have dimmed the location of my “X” to the point of being unrecognizable.  Over the last few years, my “X” has faded to the point of near invisibility.  Not only can financial plans become derailed but so can personal goals, career goals and family goals.

My desire is to re-establish my re-defined “X” mark.  How do I do that?  Well, my basic premise is this:

  • Stay Positive.
  • Stay Fighting.
  • Stay Brave.
  • Stay Ambitious.
  • Stay Focused.
  • Stay Strong.

Redefining my “X”, in my mind, would be establishing revised financial, personal, spiritual, emotional and career goals.

I am putting it out there – show me the way to reset my “X”!



About Gary

I am retired, but not tired. I still want to be valuable to others. I know that others are valuable to me. After looking back on six decades, I have asked myself this question: “What do I believe?” My mind filled up. My heart started beating faster. My spirit soared. I post blogs to share what my mind is working on, what my heart believes would help others and, what my spirit is communicating to me. What do I believe, you ask? Decisions dictate your path In love, not hate In tolerance, not prejudice In health, not sickness In wealth, not poverty In kindness, rudeness In happiness, not sadness In encouragement, not discouragement In faith, not doubt In courage, not fear I have been and will be challenged in each one of these beliefs, but the biggest belief is to stay positive and not turn negative. This belief helps me maintain all of the others.

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