Posts Tagged ‘wednesday’

After hard work or a long run. The water tastes so much better. Pushing your mind body and spirit to the limit and accomplishing something makes us feel better about the simple pleasures in life like a glass of water or cold soda. Never miss the opportunity to learn or discover through hard work.

I love to read about WW II. The whole magnitude of the war and it’s impact on the world is truly lost on me. I am most struck by the human condition and the unstoppable will of man. When the animal known as man puts his mind to it he can accomplish anything. You are part of mankind, one of the most powerful forces in the history of time. Remember that when you feel like quitting or giving up.

You may need a new strategy to accomplish whatever it is you are working on but when you do accomplish it, and you will. A glass of water is waiting for you and it will taste better than any other water you have ever had before.

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and no for some help at the half way day of the week I give you some great motivational quotes.

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”It’s always down to you and the choices you make. Work on the things you can change and never dwell on the things you can’t. You choose… ‘results’ or ‘excuses’ it’s always down to YOU… no one has ever given their BEST and regretted it. GO HARD NO EXCUSES.”

”I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy… I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.”

“Tears will get you sympathy, sweat will get you results.”

“Dear tomorrow, do whatever you wanna do .. I have already lived my today and I am not afraid of you anymore .”

“I was not delivered into this world in defeat nor does failure flow through my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, walk, to merge with the sheep. I will not hear those who weep and complain for their thoughts are contagios. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure…Is not my destiny.”

‎”Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who are willing to work for it”

Most people give up before they’ve given it their ALL. To accomplish some things you have to push yourself and give it everything you’ve GOT.

 

Peace

john3c

 

 

 

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That is the question isn’t it? What really matters? Or does this really matter? It is Wednesday, for many of this it is the middle of the work week, and for others who work unconventional schedules it could be the beginning or end of the work week and for the lucky retirees it is just another day off, but no matter your station in life, you can be assured that some “fires” will pop up. Disaster will strike and you may be expected to act as others do and lose your head in the nonsense. I implore you Don’t do it. Take some advice from a really great writer and the author of a poem I was made by the Cleveland public School system and my mom to memorize

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If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling
 
This post is by no means an analysis of the poem, I do not have the expertise to do that simply a request that on today, wether it be hump day, the beginning , end or just any old day that we try our best to keep in mind what matters most and not let the minutia ruin that.
 
peace
john3c
 

A few posts back I wrote about the “cake or pie” debate.  After reading the post an associate, man I don’t like the way associate looks when I type it.  I mean… the guy I am referring to is more than an associate.  I speak with him at work, not outside of work though, so is that a friend? Ok.. so let’s call him a work friend.  So my work friend read the post and then made an ironic comment that was also a little bit mean. You want to know it now, right?  Well, I am guessing that you’ve already guessed it.  Did you guess it?

Yeah… he said “thanks for wasting my time”.  Now, I know that seems harsh, but I really think he was trying to be ironic and funny with the comment; as well as a little mean and maybe even a bit of an elitist. The comment, at first, went off my back like the water on a duck, but being the thinker I am… I thought about it.

Now, if you were reading this blog in 2011, you may have read the post I did about time. And if you know me, you know that I do not believe in the existence of time. The fact that time does not exist makes the ironic statement false, however if I were to walk down the path where time exists I would still argue that there can never be time wasted.

The word waste means: to employ uselessly without adequate return. When I think of use and useless, for some reason, I immediately think about the ‘reduce, reuse, and recycle’ movement. The ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ movement has created and instilled a mentality in men, women, and children world-wide which has all but removed the word waste from their vocabulary. We now know that everything we dispose of will, in one way or another, reenter the world we live in. Really when you consider products (or anything) one has to believe that the physics law about matter not being destroyed (you know the one The conservation of mass law) should be applied to the abstract invention called time. You cannot waste time because as the law states (super paraphrased here) “nothing can be created or destroyed, only changed”. 

I apologize for getting so deep on a Wednesday, but just something that was stuck upstairs, and I had to get it out.  I will try to keep it light for Friday eve and Friday. Just know this …….

No such thing as a waste of time…. or with the right attitude and better perspective there can be No such thing as a waste of time.

peace

john3c