"Monday 5 Things" with D. Paul Graham

Making A List, Checking It Twice…..

I’m a planner by nature.  A strategist by design.  As such, I make lists.  Copious amounts of lists, either in my head, or in files.  Singing along to “Santa Clause is Coming to Town” in my car last week got me thinking about some my lists for 2018 that need to be checked more than twice.  This morning’s M5T lists some of my lists.

1.  People

A list of who showed me compassion and kindness.  Who taught me things. Who I should take more time for. Who I should thank.

2.  Comfort Zones

A list of excuses, procrastinations, comfort zones, and negative thoughts that have held me back from things I want to achieve.  Then list ways to eliminate these from my life.

3.  Blessings

A list of my blessings.  What brought me joy. What gave me peace. What inspired me.

4.  Excitement

A list of things that excite me. What do I find beautiful.  What makes me relax.  What music makes me want to sing at the top of my lungs in my car.  What makes me laugh. What do I want to indulge in, to luxuriate in, to cherish.

5.  Change

A list of what I can change.  What I can’t change.  And what I refuse to change. A list of possibilities for the coming year. What opportunities should I explore.  What goals, objectives, dreams, and realities should I focus on.


Here’s to a week of the lists for your life.


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D. Paul Graham is passionate about people, culture, photography and business.  He has embraced his wanderlust with his travels around the globe, and is at peace with his need for spirited drives in all things automotive. 

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