But, honestly, here’s the thing that nobody really talks about when it comes to success and motivation and willpower and
goals and productivity and all those little buzzwords that have come into popularity: you are as you are until you’re not.
You change when you want to change. You put your ideas into action in the timing that is best. That’s just how it happens.
And what I think we all need more than anything is this: permission to be wherever the fuck we are when we’re there.
You’re not a robot. You can’t just conjure up motivation when you don’t have it.
There’s a magic beyond us that works in ways we can’t understand. We can’t game it. We can’t 10-point list it. We can’t control it. We have to just let it be, to take a fucking step back for a moment, stop beating ourselves up into oblivion, and to let the cogs turn as they will. One day, this moment will make sense. Trust that.
Jamie Varon is a writer based out of Los Angeles. You can connect with her on Twitter, Instagram, and at her Facebook page. Because we all need candid smart and fearless thinkers in our lives. This one impresses me.
America today is crippled by fear of failure. The birther movement is, at the very least, a testament to how fear can have us take leave of our good senses. The antidote for this fear is to realize that failure can be a powerful tool if we embrace the lessons it wants to teach us. But to do so, we must first be willing to see our actions as failure.
– Tavis Smiley (full article here)
Sure #tigerblood is funny. What isn’t funny is a history of abuse against women that is ignored until he calls someone a “clown.” THEN he gets fired? Baroo? From the post:
…if the show’s producers are going to take offense to personal verbal attacks the actor makes about them, why aren’t those same producersâ€”as well as the networkâ€”offended by his repeated physical attacks against women? Particularly those that have occurred during the eight years he’s been on the show?
Ask yourself: Why didnâ€™t Wikileaks just publish the Afghanistan war logs and let journalists â€˜round the world have at them? Why hand them over to The New York Times, the Guardian and Der Spiegel first? Because as Julien Assange, founder of Wikileaks, explained last October, if a big story is available to everyone equally, journalists will pass on it.
â€œItâ€™s counterintuitive,â€ he said then. â€œYouâ€™d think the bigger and more important the document is, the more likely it will be reported on but thatâ€™s absolutely not true. Itâ€™s about supply and demand. Zero supply equals high demand, it has value. As soon as we release the material, the supply goes to infinity, so the perceived value goes to zero.â€
“Now this was all fun and games untilÂ somebody promised the Newark schools $100 million in stock based on the fantasy valuation of his under-profiting company. But now itâ€™s real. Theyâ€™re selling the skin before they shot the bear or peeing their pants to get to the hut or whatever you want to call it. Itâ€™s just not good, alright?”
On the flip side, as they say in the trailer “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” Maybe they are worth 33B. Lord knows as small as our business is, there is no shortage of people hating. I used to take it personally. Not so much these days. It just goes with the territory. It just is.
Texas Franchise Tax (aka Rick Perry’s Business Income Tax). This is a very real issue facing the community with a 100% to 300% tax increase on businesses at a time when we SHOULD be creating jobs. It may be politically prudent to hide taxes at a business level, but realize this effectively becomes a consumption tax which we know disproportionately affects the poor more than others.
Poll Everywhere – free simple polls that people can use text from their cell phones to vote with.
Criminal Searches – a free criminal search site, but there are legitimate privacy concerns here. Does having one traffic ticket from some states justify making someone’s birth date a matter of public record?
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