Are you excited by what you do in life?

  • Are you excited by your job?
  • Are you excited to wake up in the morning?
  • Are you excited to live home in the morning?
  • Are you excited to return and be back at home at night? (Or are you just happy that the work day is over?

Isn’t it time to do something about it? It 1 life, and 1 life only.

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When is a song not just a random song?

I came across this song today, the tone and the sound of the words matched my mood.

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, Worn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races
Going nowhere, Going nowhere
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, No expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrows
No tomorrow, No tomorrow

Chorus
And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad
These dreams in which i’m dying, Are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
When people run in circles its a very very
Mad World, Mad World

Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
And they feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, Sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, No one knew me
Hello teacher tell me whats my lesson
Look right through me, Look right through me

And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which i’m dying, Are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it’s a very very
Mad World, Mad World, Mad World, Mad World…

Enlargen your world

Mad World.

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Change, Interesting life and writing.

Writing.
I like to write, when I write I have a conversation with my own self.  When I read I have a conversation with the author.

I am not a good writer, I know, but that is also one of the points of this blog, to improve my writing by actually writing: what a novel idea!

Let’s talk about Hemingway. For one he was a dude!  Then a great and prolific writer.

So this is a good article on writing inspired by nonetheless then Hemingway himself: Hemingway on writing: 7 quotes all book lovers should read.

Enjoy it!

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Living an interesting life

I am interesting.
I want to live an interesting life.

We all say these things, we think we are interesting, but at the same time we’re often dissatisfied with our life, which is quite the opposite from an interesting life.  Talk about Cognitive Dissonance!
We often live a life of routine and banalities, basking ourselves with out overly mundane Starbucks Latte, fancy dinners, and the Armani dress on sale. Then we live precariously through the movies about heroes, superheroes, living happily ever after, and prince charming rescuing damsels in distress, unless the damsels are kicking some ass thanks to CGI. Make believe it’s the legal drugs for the minds.

We’ve all being brainwashed into a life of quiet desperation, with constant hope, and only hope, of happiness, happiness delivered in carefully selected doses, which spike our feeling of wellness and sense of euphoria, we are no different than Pavlov’s dog. Woof woof!

Alas, things could be simple, having an interesting life is not about living like James Bond or Kate Middleton, it might be just as simple as when we get the urge to do something, do something diametrically opposite, when we do something that we did yesterday, we decide to do something that we’ve never done before; something crazy, without being stupid.

So, this post was inspired by an article I fould in the overy boring Forbes magazine: How To Be More Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps).

Enjoy it.

 

 

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3 simple rules in Life

I found this and thought it would make a good addition to this blog.

3 simple rules in Life

3 simple rules in Life

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Holy Cow! Time is not on my side!

We are victims of habits.

Last time I posted something was Jan 9th, about the New Me.  Well, so much time has passed, so much has happened, basically I am still the same person, just more aware, more evolved, and more experienced.

Often time we find ourselves in a position in life where we look around and what we see doesn’t matched our dreams, we find ourselves living in a world that we have created little by little, one small decision at a time, but the present product, the outcome of the summation of those small decisions is too far out from what we intended.

Change.  Change is not hard, it’s easy, very easy. We all know what to do in order to achieve a new state, come on.  When a friend has a problem, we can figure out the solution in a few minutes.  And the solution is simple enough, easy enough, and the benefits are incredible. The friend agrees, thanks us for the advice, maybe he’ll go all the way to start following our great advice, only to fall off the wagon, the wagon of change, not long after the start.  Our friend does that, and we do that too to ourselves.

Why is that?

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30 days to a “NEW ME”. Challenge Accepted

It all started with… I don’t know.  Really, I don’t.
I used to feel that the answer was out there, that someone out there knew it, that there was a book, an article that would solve all my problems for me.  Just one more book, just one more article… the right book, the right article.
Then I knew that the answer was within me, but that too was a cliché, I was still looking for the formula, not a silver bullet, since I knew that I was the one that would have to do the work, the heavy lifting in order to change it all.

But there’s no formula.  There’s not one article, or one book, or one idea.  There’s just “I”.

And then I came across Matt’s Rejection Therapy Saved My Soul article, the Rejection Therapy Project, and the science behind it.

It was just too close to home to ignore it. I bled. I bled hard and copiously, and the funny this is that I came across those writing during a couple of days when my fife was weird, since the life events during those two days can be only categorized as:

  • crazy-painful
  • wonderful, that most people would kill for

… but nothing ordinary.  And that’s my life in a nutshell, and yet, despite those “wonderful, that most people would kill for” moments, here I remain utterly unhappy.

While I have not blogged in a while, this failed project has been in the back of my mind, because it is not a failure, nor a success.  It’s a process, a mean to its own end, there was no fucking way that when I started this, I would have the one and correct answer to my problems, and that thinking is what got me, and maybe you, into trouble.

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Albert was right!

So today, January 9, 2013 is DAY 1.

Day 1 of a 30 day project where I will get some therapy, similar to rejection therapy, jus MORE of it, and I will record in here what I am going to force myself to do.

More details on another post today, but this is a partial list of my 30-day therapy:

  • Post at least once a day
  • Get rejected by someone in person at least once a day, no hiding behind email or facebook, it must be in person or on the phone/skype.

IT ENDS SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2013

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