Stuck in the Clouds: On Climbing Higher, Being Grateful and Having a Destination.

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to my high-flying newsletter! The only newsletter that believes the point of having a destination is so you can have a journey…

Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me, 2 quotes from others, and 1 joke that’s so bad, it’s good!

Let’s begin!

3 Thoughts:


Life get’s the easier the higher we fly. The air is thinner so we meet less resistance. There’s a reason we want to climb higher. That’s fine. 

Just don’t be fooled into thinking that the level above you will solve all your problems. It never will. And don’t forget to look down and remember where you came from.

To be grateful for the current view out of your window.


Remove “I have to” from your vocabulary. There are very few things you actually have to do. Use the words “I get to” instead.

I get to take the kids to school. I get to work out today. I get to cook dinner.  

It’s a small shift that makes a massive difference.


  The point of having a destination is to give you direction. But also release you from the future, so you can concentrate on the present. So you can enjoy the journey. 

If you pay close attention to the steps you’re taking today, the destination will take care of itself.



“I am the wisest man alive, for I know
one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”



“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.”

— Flannery O’Connor

1 Joke: 

Why was six afraid of seven?

Because seven eight nine.

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10 thoughts on “Stuck in the Clouds: On Climbing Higher, Being Grateful and Having a Destination.

  • “The point of having a destination is to give you direction. But also release you from the future, so you can concentrate on the present. So you can enjoy the journey.”

    Great One-Day-At-A-Time wisdom AP2. Thanks.

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  • Great post 👌

    1. Absolutely right. We can be content with the things we have but we are constantly being told to buy things that we don’t need to keep up with the next person. The grass isn’t always greener

    2. Agreed. You are late for something you turn up and say “sorry I’m late”, but “thank you for waiting” would be a more positive thing to say.

    2. No plans for the future can be made if you aren’t in the present. Eastern philosophy talks of “purposelessness” and its a thought provoking theory. It’s worth looking up if you can.

    Quotes both by me (😂🫣)

    1. We are all individually unique yet fundamentally identical.

    2. Parameters on what you are able to achieve is a paralysis of your evolution.


    Last night I was at my Doctors and he asked me to explain what was wrong. “I feel like a moth” I told him. He responded “sorry to hear that but really you need to see your psychiatrist!”, I said “I know, I was on my way there but when I walked by here I saw your light was on!” 🤣🤣🤣

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      • I’m glad you don’t mind me commenting on your posts. With my bipolar i get some annoyingly worrying paranoia about posting something as I have voices and self doubts from them that then I think what I write is nonsensical and incomprehensible too.

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      • Not at all. I welcome them! And no worries. We all have our struggles. I try my best not to judge. I can’t imagine bipolar is an easy condition to manage. FYI I think you have many insightful things to say. I appreciate your comments 🙂🙏


  • The “I get to” mindset shift is quite profound AP. In todays busy busy culture, this is an important thing to recognize. Helps us slow down and perhaps enjoy more what we have around us and often take for granted.

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