Trust Is Funny Stuff And It Takes Time To Build


She trusts people who are trustworthy.
She also trusts people who aren’t trustworthy.
This is true trust.”

Tao te Ching, Lao-tzu, Translation by Steven Mitchell

Hi folks,

Setting up Johnny's Gone Fishing Grocery Store. From left to right, Dave, Charlotte, Jan and Erica.

Setting up Johnny's Gone Fishing Grocery Store. From left to right, Dave, Charlotte, Jan and Erica.

Our mother raised us largely on quotes, and many of them were from the Bible. One of her favorites was “By their deeds shalt though know them.” This may come from a different version of the Bible than the one I found online, which expressed this point of view, as “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” I am no Bible scholar, but I get the message, which is a good one. Don’t listen to what people say, just watch what they do! I sure wish I had listened to my Mom earlier in life, as this turns out to be true. I am currently working with several great people to set up a grocery store come community center, Johnny’s Gone Fishing, and they are doing a great job. I trust them, but I know that they are human and have limits, so we have to pace ourselves in this new venture! We are learning as we go along, making some mistakes, and adjusting to each other’s strengths and weaknesses. We will irritate each other from time to time, I am sure, but we’ll work it out with a little effort. In fact, setting Johnny’s Gone Fishing in motion is much like endurance training.

If you wish to be a successful endurance athlete, you need to learn to trust your body to know what it can and cannot do. But at first you are unable to read it correctly, which results in repeated strains, excessive soreness, and even injury. You work through each issue, applying intelligence and patience. After a while you will seek guidance from a number of instructors and coaches, as we do in our grocery business, where we need accountants, tax advisors, engineers, construction workers, electricians, and so forth. As a serious endurance athlete you’ll need a good coach, in addition to Pilates, Feldenkrais, Continuum teachers, and so forth, as you can see from this blog by looking at the categories and tags.

You’ll learn about the abilities and limits of your body (and your business partners) through observation of performance and problems. Learn to detect subtle signs of distress, such as a little ‘tension in the air’ or a tight muscle discovered during a massage. It is then very much up to you to modify your behavior accordingly, if you hope to do well.

-k @FitOldDog


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Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.