Whom do YOU “see?”
When you look in the mirror, whom do you see? Do you see someone you’d like to know? Do you see someone your parents wanted you to be? Do you see someone your church ministers, Someone your teachers, your boss, your husband or your wife or your friends wanted you to be?
What about YOU …. when YOU look in the mirror, whom do you see, do you ever see anyone that YOU wanted to be?
Is there something more?
Like many Men have done before us, is this all there is to “Life?”
Do we just go to work, hoping and striving so hard to build our “empire” … for ourselves, for our wives (or husbands) and our children, our legacy?
Like Roman Legions have … from dust to dust?
If you’re anything like me and (I guess, the Common Man), have you ever wondered – “is there something more to life or is this it? Do we work as hard as we can to build our empires for your wives (or vice versa) & … to give our children more than we’ve had before?
As Good as IT Gets
Is this it … go to work, earn the bread, watch Tv & look at screens, go to bed …. Is this as good as it gets?
Sunrise, sunset…& before we know it we’re ready to “kick the bucket?”
Life, they say, is no dress rehearsal, and even if you’re the most giving person in the world, there still is no martyres “Hall of Fame”.
Each of us has this ONE CHANCE every single day … to view each day as our Super Bowl!
Play each day like it is.
New Year’s Resolutions
Time waits for no one, as we’ve been told as we count down to the New Year.
Many of you will be embarking on 2020 New Year’s Resolutions and …. Many of you will realistically fail within the first two weeks (based on studies done on New Year’s Habits)
Human’s views of the nature of time has changed over the years. It was only up until the beginning of the last century that people believed in absolute time, that is, that all good clocks would agree on the time interval between two events.
There is “an arrow of time” and as time became ‘personal’, time was then viewed relative to the observer who measured it. Then, there is “imaginary time” (one of my favourite views), espoused in quantum mechanics. Here, Imaginary Time does not have one defined arrow of time.
Imaginary time is indistinguishable from directions in space, whereby, if one could go forward in imaginary time, one could turn around and go backwards.
However, when we look at “Real Time”, there’s a big difference between the forward and backward directions, as we all know. Today is the last day of 2019 (New Year’s Eve) and the questions I ask relating to time, are –
- Where does this difference between yesterday and today and tomorrow – the past and the future, come from?
- Why do we remember the past and not the future?
The laws of science, funnily enough, DO NOT distinguish between the past and the future and the past is different to the present and the future partly because of the relationship with entropy (ageing for instance) or disorder with time (a good example of the arrow of time).
It doesn’t matter how you view time, understand that having a keen awareness of the value of time is vital to living a good and successful life. Time, once spent, is gone from our lives forever.
Also, understand that Life is fundamentally about “Energy Management”, not “Time Management.”
Traits of the UN-Common Man
I love the pre-fix: “Un.”
I use it a lot with my kids. When they say something, I add “un” and tease them with the opposite. For example, they tell me that “I’m wrong” … and I say, “you mean – UN-right?” They hate it.
But, you’ve got to learn to love the “Un” pre-fix when it comes to you being the best YOU can be, to be the UN-Common Man.
The UN-Common Man understands the mortality of their bodies and are able to age gracefully. They tend their “gardens’ (their bodies & mind) like sensitive horticulturalists instead of one-shot profit planters.
The Un-Common Man does not accept death as the final gun in the game of life.
The Un-Common Man does not fear death.
Every habit takes time to lose and adopt. My studies in Neuroscience shows that it can take between 21 days and 275 days to break or adopt an old/new habit, respectively.
So, don’t rush it and expect change over-night, that is unrealistic. Believe me, I know, because a big part of what I have done to help The thousands of people, help themselves, achieve something they care about was through Change of Habits.
Try adopting these new little habits of the traits of the Un-Common Man, as part of your New Year’s Resolution to learn to become the most Un-Common Man you know –
- Takes the time to LOOK – really look … at flowers and the beauty in the every day
- Takes the time to LISTEN – really listen … knowing that he may not be able to listen one day
- Takes the time to PLAY – really play … knowing that he will only be able to play with his children for a short time
- Takes the time for OLD PEOPLE … knowing that they appreciate time better than most
Your Greatest Coach
YOU need to get that person you see in the mirror to develop the winning habit – of having Champion Thoughts.
BEGIN with the right thoughts, & then … continue loving each day , as if it were your last…not to let yesterday or tomorrow, use up today;
NOW is the key word …
& have a vivid image of the person you’d like TO BE.
Allow yourself to be your Greatest Coach & fan …and …To love Yourself and most importantly, GIVE all the love You CAN TODAY
And become the most UNCOMMON Man. … you can be. You will thank yourself one day and possibly thank me, too.
Have a great New Year’s Eve and all the very best to you and the fulfilment of your dreams in the next decade
Thank you for reading
Cheers & ahoy!
The old captain Viking Pirate ☠️ ⚔️Evangelist muscled monk …& becoming the most UNCOMMON Man