Time Tellers

If you’ve ever witnessed a gifted person use an exceptional talent in an underwhelming way on a regular basis, we might refer to this phenomenon as a waste of talent. We are all skilled enough time tellers to know that time is not a renewable resource and yet how often do we take that for granted? Such a wasted talent to leave so much time spent without purpose. We are hardwired to lead meaningful lives. Make haste!

The Aging Second

In this very moment, we are the oldest we’ve ever been; this fact remains with every passing second. Do whatever necessary to also get wiser with every tick of the clock. No harm can come to us for doing so.

Born into the Unknown

We are inclined to learn about the things we feel aligned with or interested in. May we also take equal time to learn about why we are adverse to other things, and listen closely to those that we are misaligned with.

Beliefs stem from experiences and environments. None have chosen where to be born, or whom to be born to. This may shape us, but our values are dictated by what we choose to think after we’ve learned to know better. Our behaviors dictate how open we are in the present to learning more about all we have yet to learn, opposed to preaching to others what the past has already taught.

Overlap

Most sound thoughts are sound because they’ve been thought before, mulled over and reframed. Originality is a byproduct of intellectual overlap. Spend no time worrying about being original in thought – for thoughts are nothing unique. Instead, spend time being creative in your approach to right action and people will think uniquely about what you do, and be influenced to change their thoughts followed by their minds.

Pain Hurts. Discomfort Bothers.

Pain hurts. Discomfort bothers. Pain is often associated with something being wrong. Whether it be physical pain or emotionally pain, there’s something that caused us to deeply feel the hurt. Discomfort is often the result of situational bother. Emotional discomfort may be felt when need to speak in public, or physical discomfort may come after a workout. On the other side of discomfort lies some form of growth in most cases. On the other side of pain lies some form of joy we are depriving ourselves of because we are hyper-focused on all that’s wrong instead of anything that’s good or right. Pain is attached to fear. We fear things that may cause us pain. We dislike things that may cause us discomfort.

The Prejudice Shovel

Horizon is defined as both “the line at which the earth’s surface and the sky appear to meet,” and “the limit of a person’s mental perception, experience, or interest.”

Both refer to appearance and perception. When it comes to situations, we often tend to think that the surface doesn’t give us enough information to make an informed judgement. However, how often do we use prejudice, preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience, as a means of digging beneath the surface to draw conclusions that are based on more than what we actually see? How often do we fool ourselves into thinking that thinking deeply about what we assume is a measure of wisdom? In reality, do we dig up the truth, or dig ourselves holes that impede our vision?

We can easily connect with the truth of a given moment if we simple stay in the moment.

The Imbalance of Perspective

Perspective is the statistic of balancing success and failure, knowing that the balance is achieved through disproportionate imbalance where failure outweighs success, yet success is looking down on failure.