Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Believe In Something

What does it mean to you to wake up everyday and know that there are people who had plans to wake up this morning but they did not see today? Sometimes I have to remind myself that no matter how long my day may seem or what I don't have, I have been given a chance to be grateful for what I do have and can do.

Something that has been consistent in all the things I have done whether I was proud of it or not, is that my actions were a reflection of my subconscious belief about whatever it was that I chose to do, or chose not to do.

It is important to take some time and evaluate ones internal and external self and be comfortable, confidant, and able to confront yourself and your beliefs.

I have questioned my motivation for acting on a random thoughts. If my motives were in the right place cool. If my motives were not in the right place I had to be willing to face the consequences of my decisions for or against that action.

Something can look or feel great for a time. Its funny how a rock with a batch of glitter on it may appear to outshine gold under the right amount of light. When the lights go out which will hold its value? The rock buried in glitter?The piece of gold? What must a person posess to know which is which when the lights are out?

Make time at least once a week to take in all the information from the days gone by and let the next weeks get better by applying what your learning from your experiences.

If you haven't already found something positive to believe in. Think about it. A cause, a way of thinking, a future, a lifestyle, a plan, a phrase that helps you get things done, a memory...

Believe In Something...

Live Life Well

Saturday, September 20, 2008

9 X 3 = ....

Nine for the third time. Many have heard that life goes by fast. Most don't consider how fast that really is until they are in the latter years of being somewhat young or maybe later. Nine for the third time... What does that mean what is it about? A sequence of numbers? No, its more or less about a chronological progression of life. Its been interesting thus far. The first time I was nine I was all about cartoons, playing outside, KoolAid, Nintendo, Cereal, Saturday morning cartoons, and sitting in church with a very small understanding of what it was all about. The second time I turned nine, I was all go about football, graduating high school, getting the money I could get for working part-time at all the pretty ladies I was meeting and had yet to meet, looking forward to college, my perception of the world was still untainted by life. The third time I turned nine... :-) Well, I graduated from undergrad a little bit ago, worked a few salaried jobs, politely excused a lot of people from my life, invited a small number of people into my life, Learned how to appreciate the low maintenance people in my life who just found there place in my life and I in theirs without all the highs and lows..., I have traveled across the united states been to a few other countries, been on a cruise, went on a few mission trips, went, skydiving, taken time to listen to God's direction for me, Ran my way to being a three time All-American at 400m, Learned more patience for that which I don't understand, Learned that everyone is not gonna like you or want to see you do well, Learned the value of loving myself no matter what happens, I have watched the people across the world respond to numerous conflicts as well as create new ones to take the place of old ones. Its interesting to me that as much as we know we are unable to accurately address similar problems across cultures. Its interesting to me how alike people are and how different we would like to believe we are from everyone else. I have had the chance to touch and change many peoples lives through my vocation, I have enjoyed learning some lessons were harder to accept than others yet, all necessary for growth.

Its interesting what a person learns as they grow. At 25 it was like I was a new born. I know why people used to say "Oh, you still just a baby." In my head I was like man whatever I was a baby a long time ago. After turning twenty five I felt like I was now given the basics I needed to know to begin living life with enough information to be healthy, happy, and make choices that lead me where I wanna go. Its funny that I was right about having enough to begin and I have kept seeking new information to help me continue. There is so much to know and experience. So much life to live and I look forward to the journey I am on. Its a good one.

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Productivity of Monday

Hola Buenos Dias Tardes Noches, Hey yall, Whats up! Greetings! Sup!
Today was a productive day:
Got up early was at work at 7:15am working
Good breakfast Breakfast Tacos, Oatmeal,
Had a productive morning
No terrible phone calls at work.
Good light lunch Grilled Chicken Sandwich Water!!! Lots of Water!!! :-)
Good snacks Banana, Nutrition bar,
Got off work at a decent hour.
Went to the track
Legs killin from the hills on Saturday none the less.
Back to base work 10x500m
Head to the gym Lifted a little bit and hit the hot tub
Body is tired and sore, bout to finish this food and get some rest.
Thinking about some things I will share in the coming days.

Lifes stages are all different yet all necessary... Pero, que does a young man/ young woman do while he/she is waiting for his/her turn? When does he/she realize that his/her time is all the time, and whenever he/she chooses to take it, it will make room for him/her?

Comments welcome!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

New Beginnings

Its a new season. In the next four years a lot will come and a lot will pass. There will be a few things that will stand through the test of time. I believe my passion for excelling has a place in my future. I have learned that life seems a little bit brighter when you can exchange your experiences with others who have walked, are walking, or would like to walk the path you are walking. This is a medium designed at this time in this space to grow, build, and move positively.
Take your time.

Base training began this past week kicked it off with a challenging Labor Day workout that consisted of 10x500m relaxed. Relaxed was a term that could only be described as you mean let God carry you around the track after the sixth rep cause my legs had finished being relaxed after 3000m. The remainder of the week went alright. Still spending time and much energy with the day job. I know about a few things that will help me out this season will be take care of my mind, take care of my body, and take care of my spirit.

With that said I'm gonna go hit up this hill on a nice September Saturday evening.
Thank you for taking the time out to be present.

Until the next time. . . Do life well.