Saturday Thoughts (3/5/2011)

12:57 PM

My twin brother and I have put in over 400 hours now on a special web project we’re doing. Time could not slow down enough as the hours fly by while I’m working on it. We’ve got thousands of hours of work ahead of us to create something special. Working my day job for 8 hours and at home for another 5 to 8 hours a day is certainly an abnormal schedule. I’m not sure there is any other way – the world is a competitive place and only my best effort will suffice.

1:20 PM

About to start another reading of the first scroll from the book, “The Greatest Salesman In The World” by Og Mandino. After the first 40 pages, there are chapters for 10 scrolls. It is suggested to read each of these chapters, representing an ancient scroll, 3 times a day for 30 days. In 10 months, all the scrolls will be read. So far I’m only on the first scroll. The main message of the first scroll is beginning a new life and creating new habits. I’m certainly improving my habits – especially my idle and wasted time is down to about 0.

2:15 PM

How many people do you know that continually complain/gripe/vent about pretty much anything? This past week at work, I noticed a difference between people who complained -vs- those who instead of complaining actively sought solutions. Those seeking solutions were in positions of influence in the company, while those who complained were off the radar. Interesting. Does complaining really have any benefit? I’d love to see if it does. But for the life of someone who is actively engaged in a good cause, complaining is like stopping in the middle of a close race and allowing competitor’s to have a chance to pass you.

4:54 PM

Working on and off since 11:30 AM today. I spent a few hours with my girls, Ellie and Sienna playing ‘chase’ around the house. Sienna sure crawls fast for an almost one year old. I’ve got a confession to make. I’ve watched “The Social Network” about 12 times now. I identify with the main character from a technical stand point – I get the technical/hacking/putting up a website fast thing. I don’t know if Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, is anything like the main character in the movie. Even if he is, you can’t deny the genius and sheer relentlessness of the guy.

11:59 PM

The day is over all too quickly. The time just speeds along when you are anxiously engaged in the work you are doing. I spent some time at my twin brother’s house today and am very excited about what we discussed. The potential really is limitless. I go to bed now exhausted from work and giving it my all. And that’s my message as I go to bed to the would be reader of this website. When you don’t feel like going further or doing that extra bit of work, do it. And then do more. There is no better feeling than going to bed satisfied with your labors.

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