Posts Tagged ‘time’

Hey it is Friday

Posted: August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized
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I don’t know about you but this week has dragged for me. I feel like it has lasted for two weeks. This feeling can come from both boredom and just being too tired. There is an interesting article about time warping and the different kind of it and I thought about going into a whole rumination about it, but it is Friday. If you want to read about it here http://www.spring.org.uk/2011/06/10-ways-our-minds-warp-time.php  that is the link to a pretty good story but for today watch the video I posted crank the sound wherever you are and enjoy Friday!!!

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You have to make it

Posted: August 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
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You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. – Charles Robert Buxton

“John, I am not looking for a candidate with spare time I am looking for a candidate who does not have any time. Because that type of candidate knows how to make time.” I was listening to the sales pitch for a part time job with offered low pay yet high autonomy. I worked it for three months but then I found a replacement. The gig wasn’t for me. The concept of making time though has been a recurring thought for me.

There is an interesting story,  about a new element added to the periodic table. The element is Uup and was discovered when scientist made it through smashing atoms together. If you are a super geek this is exciting because of many reasons but for laypersons, the act of creation should always be exciting. Humans can make something out of nothing.

As soon as we understand this concept of creation and realize you hold the power to create, you will be truly empowered and the excuse that I ran out of time will leave your lexicon. If you need time make it! Everyone who does something great never ran out of time. Some of the most accomplished in their fields and the most influential mothers and fathers lived relatively short lives. Time didn’t stop these men and women from doing good and helping others. Think back to the influences in your life and the moments they influenced you. Aren’t you glad they made time for you? I know I am.

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You can create time. You have to be able to create time if you are not… Well than you are out of luck and out of time. So today take away the words I don’t have time and I can’t because you can do anything. Even make time!

peace

john3c

 

Writing about water clocks (which by the way seem to be really cool)  date back as far as 4000 BC. So, humans have been measuring time for a really long, well, time. We break the day into hours then minutes and seconds. We set up appointments for important things like football and baseball games and practice. We also set up appointments for not so important things like the start and end of the work day.  Appointments are important, they help us connect. Connections and interaction is paramount for pretty much everything.  What else is life about if it is not about connecting?

Time helps us connect.  By using time we can life a more full and ordered life but when time uses us we risk living a life of regret. Everyone sleeps in late and misses appointments it is part of life, it is important that we do not beat ourselves up about it. A while back I posted about being late is always better than not being there at all and I still hold true to that.

Man created time, but not all men have mastered time. Time is a tool not some monster. There is a quote by an author about birthdays and life that really makes me think about time.

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
Satchel Paige

Something to consider. There is nothing wrong with time but it has to be in it’s place time is your servant not the other way around.

 

“There is a certain part of all of us that lives outside of time. Perhaps we become aware of our age only at exceptional moments and most of the time we are ageless.”
― Milan Kundera

 

Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new.
Sammy Hagar

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What time is it? Or better yet, what is time? Are you focused on present, nostalgic for the past or hopeful for the future? Time flies, time stands. Everyone process time a little differently. Saturday at a popular water park I found myself frantically looking for young Connor. No one knew where the toddler was. I knew where I had last seen him but he was not there. The minutes seemed to last an eternity. He was found and time fell back into it’s normal cadence I of course am assuming I had in my panic knocked a few years off the end of my life, but I will deal with that when I get there.

The fact remains that the existence of time is challenged  by scientist and philosophers alike. We can see effects on real and tangible objects of the abstract concept known as time. Gray hair, wrinkled skin, taller kids.

So whether it exists or not doesn’t really matter, the fact remains we are constantly moving through life. Call it time, the circle of life or whatever. What matters is that we appreciate this thing.  All aspects of this thing called life or time. Remember the past live in the present and look forward to the future. This balance of time and life will make and keep you happy.

peace

john3c

 

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”  –Walt Disney

What is up next? After we finish here where are we going? What is phase two? What do you have for next week? These are questions asked by children under 12 and ambitious adults. Sometimes there are clear answers. Up next we will go to lunch, followed by dinner. Phase two is an expansion with our internet marketing. Next week I have three meetings and one deadline.  At other times the answers are not so clear because what happens next often depends on what is happening now.

If we do not understand, respect and appreciate now our vision for later will be very murky. Instead of opening doors we will face locks we don’t have the keys for. We will not be doing new things, but instead repeating history. Our curiosity has to be feed and this can only happen when we understand and learn about right now first and then tomorrow. “Without today there can be no tomorrow”  — John3c

We may not be super excited about what is going on in our lives right now. Things may be tough, God knows they can get that way, and on the flip side things may be wonderful and sublime, but this moment needs to be appreciated and respected and understood by you and me. Tomorrow will come and then it will be today and if we do not learn to appreciate today we will never truly experience or appreciate tomorrow.

The trick to looking forward is to never stop respecting and appreciating this moment right now

peace

john3c

 

 

This morning while getting ready for work I look down at my bare wrist and pull over the black watch with the leather band. While participating in this rote morning ritual I recall a message sent to me earlier in the week from my girl friend. The message had an excerpt from the Mitch Alboms “The Time Keeper”

“Try to imagine a life without timekeeping. You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie. Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays. an alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.”

I love this message. I think she sent it to me because I have always found the concept of time  fascinating.

There is really nothing tangible about time. It is impossible to measure and yet it is so important.

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Time does not exist but clocks and watches do and we live in a world that requires we adhere to schedules set by others. I think instead of fighting against time we should do our best with our “time” here on earth.

Despite time being non existent there is an end to this life as we know it. All we can really do is, treat everyone the best we can and then maybe we will find a way to be timeless

peace

john3c

The problem with tomorrow is?

Posted: October 12, 2011 in Uncategorized
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The world is still in a state of mourning for the loss of an American inventor and entrepreneur, Steve Jobs. The news has been dominated with stories about Steve Jobs, and each one seems to be more interesting than the last. It was during one of these stories that the news show cut away to a speech that Steve Jobs was making to some graduates at Stanford. The brilliant man explained that  one of the greatest tools he has ever used was the thought that he would be dead soon.

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

I have been since a very young engaged in the art of procrastination. The Art of procrastination is not as much an art as it is a disease and when I heard the words of one of the world’s greatest inventors speaking ill of one of my favorite past-times.  I felt much chagrin for my position in life concerning my work.  The problem with procrastination is that tomorrow doesn’t exist. I have tried (since October 5) to really take Steve Jobs’ advice and remember that my life will be over soon and because of that fact I should follow my heart and in doing that is also important to remember the words of another great American. “You may delay, but time will not.” ~Benjamin Franklin  These great American’s accomplished much in the little time they had here on earth. By following their passion and not giving ground to procrastination my hope is we all do the same.

peace

john3c