Sometimes, your life will feel like a slow train wreck. One that anyone with eyes could see coming, but is impossible to stop. Your car is stalled on the tracks and even though the conductor has applied the breaks, traffic in either direction has you blocked in and your car is not going to move in time.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how lucky I am to have not been too affected by these winter storms we had. In the end, I broke down what I thought of as the 3 parts of luck (being fortunate, being prepared, and having a positive attitude).
Lately, Pope’s passing has been hitting me pretty hard. While he was alive I kept thinking “What a great life he led, when he passes it will just be the closing of a good book”. He would always tell me to throw his body in the dumpster and he would be with the Lord.
I felt prepared.
I heard someone say once that they were the kid that when they got a new VCR pressed every button and figured out what they all did. That really resonated with me since I was that same kid.
It’s that love of finding out how things work that led me to learn about computers as a kid, to my time in 3D modeling and animation, and my current career.
The image above was provided by my co-worker Miguel (@MAGNUSDIV) who taught me everything I learned this year about photography.
Lately, we have been playing a lot of games. Skip-Bo, Uno Flip, Phase 10, Spades. For Christmas, I was given a Connect 4 type game which is my all-time favorite. During Christmas with my in-laws, I played my niece in Connect 4 and she was pretty good. Usually, when my nephew comes over we immediately whip out the game and start playing.
Hey, I hope everyone went out and voted today for a libertarian candidate so we can break the tyrannical two-party system that we have in our country.
Enough of politics! What I came here to talk to you about today was creating affirmations. Basically, no matter how strong-willed you are, you will be influenced by things in your life. The real idea is why not sit down write down what your life to be like, what values you aspire to have, and then brainwash yourself repeating these things.
Okay, I was just three paragraphs into a rant when I realized I could be writing something truly positive and uplifting this week that might inspire whoever should happen across this blog.
I will, however, keep the same title since it is generic enough and fits in a weird way.
This quote has been amazingly accurate in my life up to this point. But I do feel like your faith in good things happening in your life and the willingness to accept opportunity when it comes along to create more opportunities for you.
I consider myself a pretty productive guy. Most of the people I have worked with might tell you I am pretty motivating.
However, I am sure all of us at some point in our relish in excuses for not pushing ourselves further.
Your mind is a powerful thing.
In the last few weeks, I have had three unsolicited job offers. Rewind a few weeks to when I assembled a resume and applied for one (singular) job. My mind was solely focused on getting a job. I had a safety net (the old job that I loved), so there was no pressure if I got another job or not. I had no fear inside me that I would fail in an interview.
Over the last few weeks, I found out two interesting things about my character.
First a little background. I have an old car. I like to drive them until the wheels fall off. This car has been hit a few times so it has some dents. What is more, my grandpa told me if I sanded the car, he would paint it for me. I got halfway through sanding it and realized I didn’t care. My neighbor saw it a few weeks later and asked if I had been in an accident and thought it had been burned. That is my ride. Miles away from being pimped.