BLOG 257—You’ve Lived For So Many Days. You’re Doing Excellent!
With my words, I hope to illuminate your life.
I WANT TO INSPIRE YOU TO LIVE DIFFERENTLY OR BETTER!
*** The joy I am experiencing in life is a marvelous thing!
*** Hit by two trucks—one involving a 37-day coma—I remain happy.
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*** After living in my van and traveling to all US states, I married Beth on 2/22/22.
*** Thanks, my wife, for editing and adding to each weekly blog.
*** I will have places to show you and tales to tell.
*** Secrets to unfold and good news!
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ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!
TOPIC FOR THIS WEEK — How many days have you lived?
I have lived for 64 years.
Which is about 23,360 days.
Which is about 560,640 hours.
Which is about 33,638,400 minutes.
Which is about 2,018,304,000 seconds.
Did I do the math correctly? You tell me.
Many people live each day in sadness and depression; this is a choice for each of us. Many choose sadness, which is sad to me; I hope you don’t. We can all find joy; we just have to be open to finding it.
More importantly, we often have to make the joy ourselves. Even if you have a massive change like I had (one is going through a 37-day coma), you can still find joy, although it could be a challenge.
We are the ones who decide what is important to us.
So, do what is important to you!
ARE YOU MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR TIME?
Each week, figuring out what subject the blog will be about is challenging.
Have you enjoyed my choices?
Do you have any suggestions for blog topics?
Be sure to let me know.
All our life, we are the ones to choose to have joy.
No matter what might happen, we can all find joy.
How about you?
Are you spending your life how you want?
Here are some other ideas >>
1–Plan the most critical tasks.
This system ensures that you spend time only on important and urgent tasks. Anything else can wait! Make a list of your priorities.
2–Chart your accomplishments each week
A weekly record will show you how you spend your time, including on non-productive tasks. This will help organize your time, primarily if you work differently. Doing this daily will bring a better future, as you see how you are getting ahead.
3–Focus on essential tasks when you’re thinking clearly
This permits optimum attention. But remember to include high and low-attention tasks and/or take a small break occasionally. A break will let your brain recover from any mentally demanding activities.
4–Make a list of what needs to be done–daily
Your priorities and progress are in one place this way. It brings to mind what you have to do, and you’ll get a sense of accomplishment when you see your progress. When working on your own, you must be very self-disciplined. Some do this at the end of every day or the next morning.
5–Take small breaks between tasks
If you work from home, keep things normal and comfortable. Maybe even have a coffee and walk around briefly. This will reinvigorate you and benefit your posture, ensuring optimum concentration when you return to work.
6–Look for signs of procrastination and take action through it
We, at times, procrastinate for many reasons. Homeworkers, beware: The newspaper, Daytime TV, extended lunches, and social media can all take you away from your immediate focus. Don’t let them take over. If you procrastinate, figure out why and take action before it overpowers–you can beat it!. If you don’t, you’ll work late into the night and never catch up.
7–Manage to get together with others
Avoid all unnecessary discussions. If there is no agenda or the right people, either attend or reschedule it. Keep control.
8–Manage your email
Check emails, maybe only two or three times a day; keep emails brief and on point. Don’t look at your emails first; instead, prioritize essential/urgent tasks. Set aside short bursts for responding to emails unless it’s core to your job; use folders to organize emails. Some things are more important than email.
9–Learn to say “NO!”
What can you do to deal with a talkative colleague, a demanding boss who’s heaping more and more work on you, a customer who’s in no hurry to let you get on, or even an unexpected visitor or curious family member? Practice strategies for dealing with interruptions and learn to say “NO” without offending anyone.
10–Decrease your vulnerability
For tasks that require intense focus, don’t be afraid to turn off your email or instant message notifications, put your smartphone on silent, or even go and work in a different office to minimize distractions. If you’re working at home, headphones can help to limit interruptions. Remember to respect other people’s time by keeping interruptions to a minimum!
WHAT NEW STORIES ARE YOU READY TO WRITE?
WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU!
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have a unique ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thoughts. They are so interesting, challenging, and essential on our path to joy, happiness, and finding ways to inspire ourselves and others. Inspirational quotes and ideas give us a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.
I HOPE TO INSPIRE YOU WITH MY WORDS
WORDS HAVE POWER!
Are you accomplishing what you want before your eventual death?
At any age, you can (and should) make changes to make your life better.
How you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible, determines everything in your life, and it all derives from your quality of thinking.
WHEN YOU IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR THINKING,
YOU CHANGE YOUR LIFE’S QUALITY—SOMETIMES INSTANTLY!
Just as positive words can make someone smile, and a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control! You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — Your Thinking —and that’s where motivational quotes come in!
SELF-TALK IS SO ESSENTIAL—THINK RIGHT!
To stay motivated, you have to use each day as an opportunity to improve and get closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it! Motivational words, yes, are just words.
But they are positive words; they will keep you on track.
EVEN IF YOU START LATE, ARE UNCERTAIN,
OR ARE DIFFERENT –
YOU CAN STILL FIND SUCCESS!
Don’t forget that you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind!
Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive, and always reach for more advancement.
Positive and inspiring quotes are like beams of sunshine on a cloudy day. They inject optimism into our thoughts, brighten our mood, and help us focus on the good in life.
They remind us that even in the face of adversity, we can see the silver lining and embrace a positive attitude.
REMEMBER–VERY LITTLE IS NEEDED TO MAKE A GREAT LIFE.
In a world filled with challenges and indecisiveness, the power of inspirational quotes cannot be exaggerated. These pearls of wisdom uniquely uplift our spirits, can spark positive change, and fuel our motivation often when we need it most.
READ OPTIMISTIC QUOTES
I HOPE THE FOLLOWING WORDS AID YOU >>
If you are a time management enthusiast, reading time management quotes can be one of the best ways to motivate yourself to improve your time management skills. I do hope the following words add to your life in a good way.
A–“Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” -M. Scott Peck
This quote has the top spot as it says that spending our time and setting important things will reflect our values and how much we respect ourselves and what we do. This is an important lesson we could all learn from. The standard message that we need to value ourselves more is if we say YES to everything.
While it can seem optimistic if we don’t pay any attention to how we spend our time and what we say, Yes, this is quite negative. So, good time management starts with knowing your self-worth and that time is your most precious resource.
B–“I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.” -Golda Meir
One of the most noteworthy advances in managing our time is accomplished when we become bold with spending our time, meaning that we don’t react to every impulse in our environment.
Don’t instantly reply to every message in your email; instead, do it later, after you complete the most essential tasks of the day. The idea is that you govern your daily time to the most significant extent possible, never just responding. You are the one who should be the chief of your time.
C–“Your greatest asset is your earning ability.
Your most excellent resource is your time.” -Brian Tracy
Besides time, your greatest asset is your earning ability. The more competencies you develop, the more you can earn, and consequently, the more money you earn and save, the more leverage you have to reach greater goals (or to use that money to have more free time). Thus, it’s wise to guard your time carefully and maximize your earning possibility.
D–“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” -Abraham Lincoln
Sharpening the saw is about regularly investing in the four basic dimensions of your life, namely >>
Body (Investing in the physical dimension)
Mind (mental dimension)
Heart (emotional dimension)
Soul (spiritual dimension)
Taking care of these four dimensions of your existence is about living a balanced life with the best long-term results. Always take enough time to invest in yourself; you are important.
E–“You can only manage time if you track it right.” – Spica’s team
You can only control what you measure. Time is no exception. Thus, to improve your time management, the first step is to track your time, analyze how you spend time, and optimize your time. If you diligently track time, you’ll also be much more aware of how you spend the given hours in a day and set priorities.
F–“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand.
The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” -Alexander Graham Bell
Focusing on the most essential tasks of the day are two of the most popular concepts in time management. Great things in life are accomplished by avoiding mistakes and multitasking, eliminating all distractions, and giving everything to the task. Focus your efforts and shine at what you do best.
G–“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right”. -Napoleon Hill
Timing is an essential part of being effective. If we do something at the wrong time, we can be doomed to failure simply because of poor timing. Timing is everything. But on the other hand, it’s almost unattainable to hit the perfect timing. The timing of your action needs to be good enough, so make sure waiting for the perfect opportunity is not just an excuse for your procrastination.
H–“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” -Mike Murdock
Exceptional time management is closely connected to managing habits. Good time management happens by itself if you develop the proper habits in life. Regular exercise, starting each day with the hardest task, going to sleep early enough, saying no to things you don’t like, etc. — all habits on which good time management is based. You know how to control your habits, and you can also manage your time on autopilot.
I–“It’s not the daily increase but the daily decrease.
Hack away at the unessential”. -Bruce Lee
We live in difficult times–information overload, multiple distractions, and many options, including buying new things. The remedy to all these distractions is minimalism, which encourages us to have only the perfect amount of something. This idea usually means a daily decrease in purchases, decisions, tasks, etc., which leads to us focusing only on the essentials. It’s hard to be effective if your life is full of clutter.
J–“Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!” -Anthony Robbins
Completing anything meaningful in life takes years. Overnight success comes after a decade of intricate and intelligent work. We all want to increase our earnings immediately, lose weight, have fantastic relationships, etc., but these things rarely happen quickly. Never overrate what you can achieve in a month or even a year, and don’t underestimate what you can reach in a decade. So, time and patience are the two most powerful tools at your disposal.
K–“You can have it all. Just not all at once”. -Oprah Winfrey
A good view on time management is that it was created so everything doesn’t happen at once. That also means you can have almost everything in life, just not all at the exact moment, and of course, you can only get what you want based on the idea that you invest enough effort.
L–“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” -Robert H. Schuller
As you know, we sometimes find ourselves in demanding situations. In the end, tough times never last, but tough people do. Hard times can often help us become more powerful, learn new things, and develop our character in new and thrilling directions. Sometimes, life tests you, but fortunately, tough times never last.
COMPOSE A NOBLE BOOK AND WRITE A BEST-SELLER.
YOU ARE AMAZING—PLAY YOUR PART!
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
Each week goes by so quickly, don’t you think?
It seems like time is going by faster and faster. Do you keep track of what you do each day?
Keep track for a few weeks; you will see your time differently.
1/27–I am off to Lowe’s again today. I am putting up gutters on a lengthy roof that does not have one. As you probably know, I am adding to the system to collect rainwater. This will be sent into our 275-gallon tote to save the water. I will be building this this week so that you will see.
1/28–There is one last room to improve, and the entire house will improve. We bought a metal rack to hold cans and food items. It was challenging to put together, with each shelf a different height, but I finished it. The birds in their cage are happy.
Today is Sunday, and Beth says that Sunday is her day off. I try not to, but needed her help on a few things. I try to leave the day for her, but I am always doing something.
1/29–It is good to write this blog because it makes me want to make things happen so that I can write it to this blog. MAKING THINGS HAPPEN IS A GOOD THING. Perhaps you may want to start such a thing so that it drives you to accomplish. 1/30–Slept in until 4am, or is that really sleeping in? Start putting up a gutter to collect rainwater. This is a totally open roof area, and the rainwater had just dropped from the roof to the ground. I set up the 275-gallon tote to hold water. When full of water the weight will be about 2330 pounds.
In the afternoon/evening, I put the tote on top of pallets so that gravity will let the rainwater out. I plan on building a bathroom in part of the kitchen. We will have access to this from our bedroom. As you know, I want to build a breathtaking home for us, our castle.
1/31–I continued working on the gutters today. Our friend and neighbor, Terry, is doing most of the work. He knows about setting up gutters; I do not. The gutters are turning out excellent, and I am glad about that.
We returned to great Mexican food >>
Go there when you can, you will love it!
2/1–I went to Costco for my weekly visit. A food bank was on the way, so I went. I also stopped by Lowe’s for some last-minute things needed for the gutter job.
2/2–Once again, off to Lowe’s to get some gutter guards to keep leaves out of the gutter. I will be finishing this gutter system soon.
YOUR CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK >>
Can you run without moving your arms?
And, do this without looking too goofy.
Have your arms straight down to the site.
How long can you keep up?
THIS IS YOUR LIFE — MAKE YOUR LEGACY HAPPEN!
DO SOMETHING NEW–DAILY,
THEN, KEEP DOING IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
NEXT BLOG >>
You will learn about the gutters and how they were finished up.
AND WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING FOR YOUR UPCOMING WEEK?