Procrastination is the deferment or avoidance of an action or task to a later time.

Lately i’ve been avoiding my tasks! I know what I want to do, but I just don’t want to get them done. Well, actually I do… but not really.

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”
David Allen

http://webapps2.ucalgary.ca/~steel//Procrastinus/quotes.php

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Have you ever been to places where the first two times, and even the third seem perfect, but then by the fifth and sixth times not so good? Is it me or has the quality of the product/service/place changed? Eventually you get tired and stop visiting them. Then you find a new place to visit where everything is perfect, but by the fifth visit, it’s the same sick cycle once again.

I’ve been to several cities filled with these places, and surprisingly they are still open, with no customers or an abandoned building prevails reminding you of what once was there and with no promises of sale or investments in it.

The city where I was born is a very sad example. Lots of hotels and restaurants…..

I guess the blame goes to the owner who refuses to innovate when everything else is changing and all businesses around it continue moving foward. Or he simply refused to get out of the comfort zone he stayed in once his business was successful just because he never noticed he had to move foward on time. Maybe he forgot about his vision, and slowly got tired of keeping intact his business stragedy, the reason why customers made it a prosperous place.

Or maybe the people, culture are the ones to be blamed; looking for new places constantly, getting tired of the places they once went to… Or looking for a change.

What can be done. If it’s a good place, how can they help it become a tradition, and never loose their name in time. How to maintain the quality, cleaness, shine of the place, so that people never get tired of going. How to keep moving with the always changing and advancing culture and at the same time, keep the tradition. A progressing tradition?

I guess it’s not an easy task, and there are too many factors involved. Inconsistent factors, that you never know what to expect..

Have you ever like…Had that thing, that one thing that made you happy. The one thing in life you wouldn’t ever let go of. Not for anything. Not for anyone. It’s amazing. It’s horrible. It creates. It destroys. It’s life. It’s death. It’s everything in-between.

“Two men looked out through prison bars. One saw mud, the other stars.” Oscar Wilde

The moment may be temporary, but the memory is forever!

Enjoy the little things. One day you may look back and realize . . . they were the big things.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” Gandhi

I was too busy lighting Candles to curse the darkness.

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing so gentle as real strength.” St. Francis of Sales

“There are moments when everything goes well; don’t be frightened, it won’t last.” Jules Renard

People will forget what you say; People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.

“Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance.” King George V

The greatest gift I could ever give you would be to see yourself through my eyes.

“We could learn a lot from crayons, some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names and all are different colors . . . but they all have to learn to live in the same box.”

“You are a piece to the puzzle of someone else’s life. You may never know where you fit, but others will fill the holes in their lives with pieces of you.”

If you are going to love me, love me deeply. If your going to break my heart, then break it all. If you’re going to care, care for me completely. If you decide not to hold me, then just let me fall. If you are going to stay, then stay forever. And if you want to leave, then do it today. If you are going to change, then change for the better. And if you are going to talk, then please mean what you say.

Love does not consist of gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction. –Antoine de Saint Exupery

The Greatest Thing in life is finding someone that knows all of your mistakes and differences and yet still finds you absolutely amazing. — Unknown

Be willing to relinquish the life you’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for you.  — Joseph Campbell.

I just finished watching “The Ultimate Gift” based on the book by Jim Stovall… and it got me here writing. If I can write all the other nonsense, then I most certainly need to write about this. The message simply knocked me off my feet and brought some sense into my head…. as this blog starts off, I’ve been having second thoughts about things, maybe lost sight of what I had cleared out in my mind before.

This movie is about a grandson who before he receives his inheritance, needs to complete a series of tasks and collect different gifts. He needs to learn 12 gifts before Jason can receive the ultimate one. I will go ahead and list them, if you want to read the book or watch the movie, skip the numbered list below:

The gift of…

  1. Work
  2. Money
  3. Friends
  4. Learning
  5. Problems
  6. Family
  7. Laughter
  8. Dreams
  9. Giving
  10. Gratitude
  11. A day
  12. Love

All I could say was, “Man! What the heck have I been thinking?” Life isn’t about saving up, or earning money, pleasures, having fun, spending, trips, shopping… its way more than all that, and the worse is, maybe that’s the way I’m heading. It’s more a life of serving others, giving, to grant a perfect day or a dream to someone who it might be impossible for. Just knowing it’s nice to have money in your pocket and being able to enjoy stuff/things/whatever but also being capable of surviving when all that is gone and being conscious of those around us that have, in very few opportunities, enjoyed anything at all.

Its learning what is really important, knowing not everything comes free or easy, not taking family, friends, people, and things for granted. Knowing some things come only after hard work. Being able to learn even from my “problems”, and when boredom takes over. Being able to take advantage of every moment, making life a learning process. Giving someone the opportunity to learn.

Ouch. The gift of love: Loving and being loved. Loving even when you’re not loved back. Giving of yourself even though in your mind the other person doesn’t deserve it. Taking care of and nourishing those that you love and love you by default. Being grateful/thankful to God, family, friends, others and for everything you are and aren’t and have and don’t have.

There is so much that can be done and needs to be done… and it’s so easy! Don’t need to change the world, and certainly not wait for the world to change.. Start off with a laugh and make some else smile. Then maybe their smile will turn into laughter too and everything else will start changing on it’s own. Take time out of my always very busy and carefully planned schedule to do something out of the ordinary, or simply but for someone else. I just realized I need to pop the bubble I suddenly live inside of and stop being selfish and start giving…

I guess that’s one way to change the world.

 

Give me ideas.

Save the world, be creative in your spare time… interesting thought

…it’s not that we don’t care,
we just know that the fight ain’t fair
so we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change

and we’re still waiting
waiting on the world to change
we keep on waiting waiting on the world to change
one day our generation
is gonna rule the population
so we keep on waiting
waiting on the world to change.”-Waiting on the world to change.

“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – Gandhi

I was just wondering a moment ago… Is there actually anyone who considers himself ordinary? Is there anyone out there who doesn’t think there is something unique about them?

My birthday came and is now gone…

What do I want for this new year?

I will not loose my identity nor integrity.

I won’t be a guy any day of this year.

I won’t fear and go forth in terms of dreams and goals.

My Tree is the Ash Tree – uncommonly attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented, likes to play with fate, can be egotistic, very reliable and trustworthy, faithful and prudent lover, sometimes brains rule over the heart, but takes partnership very seriously.

Interesting how to ….

1. How to keep a sharp mind and good attitude

2. How to exercise an opened mind

3. How to do Nothing ( believe me, sometimes necessary and hard to accomplish).

Enjoy!

Do you have an open mind?

 

How many times have I heard this, how many times have I been accused of lacking it. Is this the last resource for those without an argument?

 

What is having an open mind? Is it accepting the way people choose to live by breaking moral rules and social standards? How about being open minded about those who choose to live the opposite? Does it only count when lot’s of drinking, sex, etc.. or does it apply when celibacy is the lifestyle taken? Why can’t “open mindness” be applied to those who chose to not move with the moral steps society takes? Against the current, against what is easier, against what is even logical, staying behind… can you be open minded about that?

 

Let’s take it to a different level: Open mind; as in being more open to new experiences and ways of thinking. Being open mind about experiencing God and letting him change you, accepting those who think this way, and those who simply don’t.

 

People can help what they live and who they become by the choices they make… what they can’t control are the consequences that come with the choices made. Live and let live.. each one will have consequences to face.. Isn’t that enough to take up most of you time anyways?

I really enjoy etiquette and protocol. I spend a lot of time researching and reading about formulas of conduct, table settings, social behaviour, etc. So I’m going to share some of my findings with you, hoping it will be of use:

1. ButlersGuild

2. Protocolo.org

3. Finger Food info

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