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Senior Times - February 2020
By: Troy Huggett
  You are at the starting line of a brand new decade. The air is charged with possibility. Opportunity is all around you...
and kept it off, then set up a time to speak with them. Which leads us to your next step.
 This decade will inevitably pass quickly. In a flash, it will be gone, and you will be 10 years older than you are today. Other than 10 more trips around the sun, what do you want to claim at the end of this decade?
Spending time with someone who has gotten to the next level where you aim to go is a way of making your goal seem real. They were once where you are today and now they are where you want to be. It doesn’t get more real than that.
It’s time for you to stick your neck out and to go to the next level. You know exactly what that means, you’ve thought about it. You feel the uncomfortable pinch of your status quo. Follow these steps right up to the next level...
If your next level contains a physical place then start spending time there.
Paint the picture; figure out what the next level looks like. What is the ONE THING that you are the most uncomfortable with in your life right now? What MUST improve? If you achieved WHAT then 2020 would be a success?
As much as you expose yourself to people and places at the next level, spend even more time making it real in your mind.
 you’re going to achieve the big audacious goals that you mentally painted in step one. That’s normal. The cool thing is that you hold the answer to the HOW just as you held the answer to the WHAT. You simply need to find it.
Your mind is a powerful place and what you feed it can affect you in a powerful way.
Make it real; expose yourself to it.
 It popped up in your mind just a moment ago, and you brushed it aside. Not THAT dream, that’s too unrealistic. Right? That’s TOO BIG to achieve.
Flood your imagination with thoughts of life at a new level. Picture your daily routine, imagine what you look like, feel the satisfac- tion of the accomplishment.
Now you’re on to something. This idea that’s floating around in your mind, that’s the one. You know it’s the one, that’s why you’re so afraid of it. Instead of brushing it aside, go with it.
Pull out a pen and a notepad and start writing. List out the big obvious steps first.
If your goal is to write a book, then the first obvious step is to determine the topic of your book. If your goal is to quit your job and start your own business, then the first obvious step is to determine the type of business that you’ll own. If your goal is to lose weight and look amazing in a bathing suit, then the first obvi- ous step is to determine the diet and exercise plan that you’ll do.
The more real the picture in your mind becomes, the more likely you will achieve it. And the less likely you are to give up.
Dedicate a full hour focusing on what the next level looks like for you. Make sure that you are free of distractions so that you give this brainstorm your full attention. Get very detailed. Imagine that you are a painter creat- ing the image of your next level in your mind. The more details that you can put on the can- vas, the better.
Keep working towards your goal until it is achieved. Just keep working. Even when it’s hard. Even when it’s frustrating. Even when you hit a roadblock. And then another road- block.
Don’t hold yourself back during this step. No dream is too big. Go with your thoughts.
Write up a plan for yourself using all of the knowledge that you currently have access to. Consider adding people in as resources to help you determine the steps that you aren’t yet clear on.
Here’s a secret that the next level doesn’t want you to know... the only way for you to lose is if you GIVE UP. If you refuse to give up then you’ll keep gaining on that next level, one inch at a time.
Draw up plans; figure out how you’ll get there. You may question how on earth
If you know someone who has written a book, or started a business, or lost the weight
Here’s to making this an EPIC DECADE in your journey!
Don’t give up; don’t let up until you’ve arrived. This is the simplest step of all, and yet it is the step where most people fail.
Hastings Woodland
Albion Battle Creek Battle Creek Battle Creek Marshall Tekonsha
Jackson Jackson Napoleon Spring Arbor
COA Building Eagles Club
Theresa Lancaster Leona Rairigh
(269) 948-4856
(269) 367-4041
M-F 10am-2pm
M,W,F 10:30am-1pm
Faith United Methodist
Angela Soya
(269) 579-3918
Main St. Banqets
Jenny Burlison
(517) 213-9212
 Meals provided by Barry County Commission on Aging. A program sponsored by Barry County United Way.
 Coldwater Church of Christ
 Alisha Carr
 (517) 279-8249
 Lunch Served at 12pm
 Meals provided by Community Action Food and Nutritional Services. Funding sources AAA 3C, Branch County United Way, USDA, and private donations.
Albion Forks Senior Dining Center
Cynthia Rose
(866) 200-8877
Lunch served at 12pm
 Clarence Township Dining Center Bedford Manor Dining Center Lakeview 900 Territorial Dining Center Westbrook Place Dining Center Heritage Commons
Tekonsha Community Hall
Mark Rice Billy Castle Karl Hoard Michelle Dove Kitty Knoll
Senior Health Partners
(866) 200-8877 (866) 200-8877 (866) 200-8877 (866) 200-8877 (269) 558-6150
(269) 441-0948
M,T,W M,T,W,Th,F M,W,F M,T,W,Th,F T, Th
10:30am-1pm 10:30am-1pm 10:30am-1pm 10:30am-1pm 12-1pm
Lunch served at 11:45am Lunch served at 11:30am Lunch served at 11:30am Lunch served at 11:30am Lunch served at 12pm
Senior Fit & Fun, Lunch after
Athens Lighthouse Community Center
Senior Health Partners
(269) 441-0948
Senior Fit & Fun, Lunch after
Battle Creek
Cherryhill Manor Senior Center
Constance Siegel
(866) 200-8877
Lunch served at 11:30am
Battle Creek
Springview Towers Dining Center
Eileen Worthington
(866) 200-8877
Lunch served at 11:30am
Homer Presbyterian Church
Senior Health Partners
(269) 441-0948
Senior Fit & Fun, Lunch after
Marshall House Dining Center
Deb Trescott
(866) 200-8877
Lunch served at 12pm
 All sites have hot and cold meals. Meals provided by Senior Services SW MI. Funding by Calhoun County Senior Services, CareWell Services - AAA 3B, USDA, and private donations.
 Grass Lake
 Grass Lake Food With Friends
 Annie Lavergne
 (517) 788-4364
 T, Th
 Lunch served at 12pm
 Crouch Senior Center
King Rec Center, Food with Friends Napoleon Township Hall
Spring Arbor Senior Center
Laurie Mead Laurie Mead Gail Jamieson
Shimone Glaspie
(517) 788-4364 (517) 788-4364 (517) 788-4364
(517) 750-1010
M,T,W,Th,F M,T,W,Th,F T, Th M,T,W,Th,F
8am-4pm 10:30am-1:30pm 10:30am-1:30pm
Lunch served at 12pm Lunch served at 12pm Lunch served at 12pm
Lunch served at 12pm
Park Forest
Laurie Mead
(517) 788-4364
Lunch served at 12pm
Michigan Center
St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church
Laurie Mead
(517) 788-4364
Lunch served at 12pm
Norvell/Township Hall
Gail Jamieson
(517) 788-4364
Lunch served at 12pm
 To have your senior dining center added or changes to your listing, Call Sherii at (269) 979-1479 ext. 302 or Email:
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