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My dad once described his job like this: "It is my job to worry about everything that could happen. And then decide which of those possibilities I'm going to make real, and which I'm going to prevent."

I asked him about about how he kept going years ago, when he seemed frustrated with work -- work where he was the boss and couldn't really go anywhere else. He said, "ThyPeace, I sit back and imagine that I am the dockmaster in Egg Harbor.* I just see myself in that little shack they have, pumping gas for the power boats and tossing lines to the sailboats. It's very peaceful."

I think you can always choose to do something else when you realize you're not where you want to be. And you can also choose to change your state of mind, which is what he did.

ThyPeace, learned a lot from him.

*Egg Harber is a tiny little marina in Door County, Wisconsin. I think there may be 25 boat slips and a few tie ups in the bay. Beautiful place. The biggest excitement they've had in 50 years was the day when the barge with the boulders for the new breakwater sank.
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