Idea vs. Reality

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I like the idea of winter, but I don’t like being in the snow, ice and cold.

I like the idea of losing weight, but I don’t like avoiding empty carbohydrates.

I like the idea of training leaders, but I don’t like corrective conversations.

I like the idea of being humble, but I don’t like being overlooked.

I like the idea of being a highly engaged dad, but I don’t like reading children’s books (can’t stop yawning).

I like the idea of learning to play guitar, but I don’t want to spend the time for it.

I like the idea of staying connected with old friends, but I don’t like the work it takes to get together.

Often the idea is glamorous, but the reality is difficult. Life ends up being about the reality. We make our choices, shape our characters, and define our futures on the basis of the realities we live out, not the ideas we imagine.

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Luke Simmons

I was born and raised in Denver, CO and lived there through high school. Then I moved to Champaign, IL where I attended the University of Illinois and played on the Fighting Illini baseball team. I was married in December, 2001 to Molly, who I met at the U of I. In June of 2002, we moved to Phoenix and have been here ever since. In July of 2006, we welcomed a baby girl, Abby, into our family.

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