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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Daniel Joseph Petty

"If you can develop discipline and resilience to the challenges that will inevitably come, you can move forward knowing God is still there directing your steps."

Incredibly inspiring. I've got some work to do in order to get some of my larger life goals accomplished and I'm certainly guilty lately of living life too passively. Going to have to sit down tonight and some things planned out.

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An excellent piece, Daniel. Very challenging as the pull toward passivity never stops. Actually, as we age, it seems to grow stronger.

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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Daniel Joseph Petty

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Nov 16, 2023Liked by Daniel Joseph Petty

Passivity is a universal struggle. Thank you for the reminder that my husband, my kids, homeschooling, and all those other excuses for my not making plans and working toward them should be my motivation to do so!

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I forget where (it may have been in a Fr. Mike homily) but I heard someone talk about sitting in discomfort because a given situation isn’t painful enough to make you move on. It takes discipline to change whatever in your life you want to change. I definitely struggle with the passive attitude you mentioned.

This was a great read!

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I'm always so grateful for your reflections - they really resonate. It's SO true...moving out of passivity into actually realizing a casted-vision is crucial!

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I’ve been convicted of this same thing for the past few weeks. I’ve spent all adulthood casting visions and working toward something and my responsibilities lately have made me think this isn’t as necessary. Funny how getting the things you’ve been working toward could be what slows you down if you let them.

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