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Be Alert | Six Easy Guidelines


Once I attend funerals, along with being unhappy, I nearly all the time stroll away impressed, as I’ve written a couple of bunch of occasions, together with right here.

One in every of my greatest takeaways from a latest funeral was an especially merely message.

My pal David mentioned everybody who knew his dad effectively, knew his go-to phrase, “Be alert.”

The ability of “Be alert” retains rising on me.

Simply after the funeral, I wrote a observe to my three (grown) youngsters about being alert. Their security is, naturally, of paramount significance to me, and “Be Alert” is nice as a result of it could actually imply so many issues.

  • Be alert of your environment whenever you’re strolling down the road.
  • Be alert when you are crossing the road (seemingly extra essential than ever with the proliferation of e-bikes, a few of which come at you the improper approach on one-way streets).
  • Be alert whereas standing on the subway platform.
  • Be alert of what you will say so that you don’t unintentionally offend.
  • Be alert for alternatives – personally and professionally.
  • Be alert whenever you’re driving (I’ve adopted “be alert” as a substitute for the “drive safely,” the trite send-off most of us have mentioned and heard numerous occasions.)
  • Be alert to the way in which your thoughts works. (I’ve written concerning the significance and energy of mindfulness a bunch of occasions together with this submit – and there are numerous books, articles, and weblog posts you possibly can learn on the topic.)

I do know there are extra.

Be effectively, and be alert!

David

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