I was reading a declaration or manifesto or mission statement (depending on how you worship word) that I created for myself a few years back. Item #11:
" I am not run by my feelings, wants, or desires. I am run by my word."
I see what's been missing, of late. I realize this has nothing to do with the image of the woodpecker; that's just what was there for me to say. What are you run by?