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October 20, 2021

Adult And Immature

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Morgan @ 5:43 am

Fire hazard g8e2bf4be7 1920The Grasshopper asked if you can be an “adult” and be immature at the same time. My experience informs my answer, and it’s “Yes.”

For example, a friend immediately comes to mind. She is by all measurements a responsible adult. She also has a giant polarity response. That means if you say “black,” she’ll say, “white.”

One of the biggest signs of immaturity in an adult is a well developed polarity response. She ticks that box.

Another sign of immaturity is the lack of ability to be counted on. The person I have in mind seemingly has all the hallmarks of adulthood: takes care of his family, does his job well, gives to charity, and loves his dog. But when push comes to shove, you can’t count on him to pick up a shovel. He may agree to help out, but, almost always, you can count him out.

Three more traits that round out my Top 5 signs of immaturity are:

1. Failure to take responsibility.
2. Failure to apologize.
3. Upset with everyone.

If you’d like to read more about these 5 signs, start reading on page 144 in my free ebook: INTER RUPTION: The Magic Key To Lasting Change. You can read it online or download at https://grasshoppernotes.com

Most of my readers are adults, but most of us have some percentage of immaturity. That’s a reality. The good news is we can grow up a little bit more by addressing our little corner of an immature world.

That means to recognize the part we play when our immaturity is on display. Start noticing if you deny responsibility, or have “Fonzie’s” inability to apologize, or tar everyone with your ire instead of the just the person who caused your belly to be on fire.

When you notice your immaturity about to come out to play, interrupt that behavior and be an “adult for a day.”

The more often you notice and interrupt, the less often you’ll be denied a seat at the adult table.

We can all benefit by growing up. We just have to stop drinking from an immature cup.

All the best,

John



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October 17, 2021

The First Time – Recorded Version

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:30 am

Here is the recorded version of the Grasshopper Note for the week of 10-18-21.

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October 10, 2021

What Do You Do For Fun? – Recorded Version

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:24 am

Here is the recorded version of the Grasshopper Note for the week of 10-11-21.

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October 3, 2021

Going Back To The Land Of “If Only” – Recorded Version

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 6:37 am

Here is the recorded version of the Grasshopper Note for the week of 10-04-21.

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September 26, 2021

Ignoring The Guardrails – Recorded Version

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 3:17 pm

Here is the recorded version of the Grasshopper Note for the week of 09-27-21.

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September 19, 2021

Adjust Your Environment – Recorded Version

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 10:15 am

Here is the recorded version of the Grasshopper Note for the week of 09-20-21.

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September 14, 2021

Beliefs on a Shelf

Filed under: Uncategorized — John Morgan @ 4:12 pm

Board 2238281 1920A question came to me from out of the blue the other day: “What is the shelf life of a belief?”

I didn’t get an instant answer, only more curious.

Beliefs are the building blocks of our lives and many of them are the foundational ones we inherited from our early caregivers during our formative years. That means they weren’t beliefs we arrived at on our own; they were passed on to us, as though, through osmosis.

Some of us live out those beliefs for a lifetime, many of which can’t be validated.

Others we outgrow, like the tooth fairy and a free lunch.

So the natural question is: “What ends the shelf life of a belief?”

Sometimes it’s information that counters our belief, but that’s a rare occurrence. We tend to ignore information that doesn’t line up with our established beliefs. An intellectual argument, no matter how factual, often doesn’t have the power to persuade us. “I believe what I believe, don’t confuse me with the facts.”

Upon reflection, It seems to me the thing that changes beliefs most is experience.

Our experience is hard to argue with. Once we own an experience that’s counter to our belief, that belief is past its “sell by” date and is headed for the dump.

It’s like The Grasshopper opined moons ago: “If you don’t own an experience, you can only talk about it and, when that happens, talk is truly cheap.”

And Julius Caesar left us with this timeless observation: “Experience is the best teacher.”

I often ask people to show me their experience and not regale me with their beliefs, because I’ve learned, from experience, that beliefs are lousy teachers.

All the best,

John



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September 12, 2021

What Chores Are Yours? – Recorded Version

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 9:32 am

Here is the recorded version of the Grasshopper Note for the week of 09-13-21.

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September 6, 2021

The Need To Argue – Recorded Version

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 6:12 am

Here is the recorded version of the Grasshopper Note for the week of 09-06-21.

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August 30, 2021

Waiting For Inspiration – Recorded Version

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 5:49 am

Here is the recorded version of the Grasshopper Note for the week of 08-30-21.

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