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I was recently asked if I practice everything I blog about.  Immediately I was reminded of the mantra my parents (and then I) used to repeat without fail: “Do as I say, not as I do.”  Although my answer to my friend was a quick no, after considering it, I realized many of the concepts I ramble about are either improvements I’m in the process of making — or desire to implement.  Each day is a journey in which I seek to understand myself and the world around me a little better, while striving toward Someday and the fruition of my dreams.  For me, this takes the form of thinking out loud (or on paper) and contemplating different scenarios and outcomes.  So to revise my answer to the original question, while I try the concepts I write about on for size, I also discard those that aren’t a good fit.  In the case of aspirations, lessons learned, etc., one size doesn’t fit all.

Is lip service your typical MO, or do you practice what you preach?