“I can learn to resist
anything but temptation…
I can learn to compromise
anything but my desires…”

[Lyrics from “Resist” by the rock band Rush, written by Neil Peart]

Yes, I am a closet Rush fan, a holdover from my high school days.  A Canadian trio that wrote so many songs from my past – songs like “Tom Sawyer”, “Red Barchetta”, and “Subdivisions”.  If you grew up in the 80s you know exactly what I mean.  If you didn’t, bear with me – it’s the lyrics not the music that defined this rock band.  And this one packs a punch.

At any rate, I was on my morning run the other day when this song came across my iTunes playlist.  I often use my morning runs as an opportunity to reflect on things (that is, when I can get a run in – which isn’t nearly as much these days).  Some runs consume my thoughts with my personal life; others with work.  But they all carry a theme – allowing me the time to focus on what’s important, and what I can impact.  Continue reading