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    "IF" ??????

    If, you had to do it all over again.......... Give me

    3 things you would have done different.


    The reason I ask, we have here some of the honest , sincere, seasoned individuals I have meet on the Web.

    Billy Gram asked this amongst 10 k. I'll give the #1 answer later.
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    Hmmm.

    1. Had more confidence in myself.

    2. Gone into a specialized trade, like a tool and die maker, or become an Anglican priest.

    3. Spent my money and time more wisely.

    #2 may seem contradictory, but they are two possible paths, not counting the Army which I couldn't do. Oh, I'd try to avoid getting type 1 diabetes, too. That can be a bitch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    If, you had to do it all over again.......... Give me

    3 things you would have done different.


    The reason I ask, we have here some of the honest , sincere, seasoned individuals I have meet on the Web.

    Billy Gram asked this amongst 10 k. I'll give the #1 answer later.
    1. finish college
    2. learned how to deal with people sooner
    3. spent more time with my family rather be gone to work somewhere.
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    Off the top of my head...

    Never start smoking

    Stayed for a career in the Army

    Met & married 'the' wife sooner

    Had children

    Never allow any fences to need mending

    Saved more for those rainy days

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    1 - Met and married LOML much sooner!
    2 - Gone to college. (I now know I was smart enough but had been a poor 'student' in high school and was afraid of college)
    3 - Learned to manage money better. (Not that I've ever had much!)
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    1 - Taken the job offer from Bert Rutan (Aircraft people will know who I am taking about)
    2 - Seen more of this world
    3 - Be closer to my kids
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    I'm not sure I'd change anything. My past history has made me who I am. I've had lots of fun, been down and out, up again, etc....but it got me to where I am now and I'm happy.
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    Too many paths in my life to even consider if I had made different choices.
    There is no percentage in this exercise.
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    Another going with no change. What if I could go back and make a change that would take me to some place other than where I am at now? Too much risk involved.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

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    1 - Worn earplugs to every concert I attended ...
    2 - Bought stock in Microsoft, Dell, Disney, ...


    And that's about as serious as I want to get!
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