Archive for February, 2011

Get a move on or slow down cowboy

Posted: February 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

Day two of my contest with Cassie and I almost forgot to post close one Cassie  but no luck. For those who don’t know Cassie and I are in a contest one blog post a day for the year the one with the most blog posts at year end is the winner (spoiler alert:…. I won this already baby!!). This is my blog duh and here is Cassies:  http://cassiedoeslife.tumblr.com/ . So like I mentioned earlier day two and I am still going strong which is a good thing and brings me to todays point going strong keeping the pace moving forward is what life is and unfortunately is confusing and hard.

As a child and when I was in the Army (yes 3 glorious years) I was often told to “get a move on son, soldier fill in the blank (yeah let your imagination run wild)”. When I started running (which is great exercise and so much cheaper than therapy I totally suggest trying it you know the running thing) I was told to “keep pace” I was also told to “find and keep my pace”. The “find and keep my pace” comment was my aha moment. Life is made up of aha moments you may not recognize these epiphanies till later on in life but you will have many of them and they make you who you are. So my aha moment was the “find and keep your pace” comment. When I heard this comment I was handed the answer to how you can Get a move on and slow down cowboy all at the same time Boom Baby. The trick to moving forward is that simple find your pace (much emphasis on your) and then keep it.

Quick story… It’s no secret I love sports all kinds one sport I like quite a lot is professional basketball. I remember when the Orlando Magic Basketball team drafted Shaquille O neal as their starting center in 1992 He came into the league on fire the 7 foot 325 lb phenom seemed unstoppable breaking records winning championships making everyone on his team play great basketball. I remember a comment made about Shaquille O neal and the it was along the lines that someone who was his size could never maintain the pace he has set for any significant length of time. I really wish I could remember who made this comment but I can’t. Let me say this Shaq is playing in his 19 th season and is still playing at a level others will never reach. What was Shaq’s secret? He found his pace and kept it. Mark today down the day you find your pace and keep it others may say things like slow down cowboy but you know who you are and what you can do so figure it out and do it every day or every other day set the pace (your pace) and keep it. Setting and keeping the pace will win me this contest and make everyone a champion of their life (I know super lame champion of life) but hey finding and keeping the pace will really make a difference in life

Oh yeah Cassie you may want to give up this is so over

Peace

John3C

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The Game is on!!

Posted: February 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

OK Blogosphere. It’s been a while but I am so back and what a better way to come back than with a contest? Ok there is the bang and bangs are awesome I mean it is how everything started and they make some girls look really cute hmm.  Ok than Bang baby I’m back and that bang you just read was the starting gun sounding off for my blog contest against my buddy Cassie she is here: http://cassiedoeslife.tumblr.com/ . We are posting a blog a day for the year the one with the most (cause you so know we will miss days) at the end of the year wins. Tell them what they win Bobby!!!! We don’t have a prize yet… Here’s and idea you tell us what we win comment on this blog we will consider and let you know what we think.

So OK day one of the contest What should I rant on and on about? Oh I so know and might I say with the   contest kicking off this post will be quite apropos (use that in a sentence today and all your peep will be like wow). But here it is…… When is Competition a good thing. There is this insanely smart woman (hot too) who once told me life is about timing. Let me say this axiom rings true with competition as well it is all about timing. Competition can make something that has become stale and lifeless the exuberant visceral thing it started out as for you. So when competition does this it is such a good thing. Sometimes as the impetuous creates people are we attack parts of our life with a vengeance then we experience the burned out blahs when this happens (I’ll go all dr Phil on you) jump start your passion with some competition. It is not a bad thing to beat someone down like a good friend at writing a blog it will help both you and her  get excited about writing stuff on the internet for friends family and complete strangers to read. So in conclusion when things get stale just make a game of it you, your fellow competitors and your fan base will so love it

peace

John3C