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Leader's Fitness 90 Day Challenge

What I need you to do BEFORE you start:

1- If you have any pasts torturing your mind--with negative feelings-- such as heart breaks, mental abuse from bullies/parents/leprachauns, or--God forbid--rape, it's time to finally let go. Any items you posses that remind you of your ex, or some of that shit, go out--RIGHT NOW--and burn them. Leave the past behind. The past is the past. You can't do shit about it, you can only learn. You had enough time to ruminate on it; you're stronger than trauma so let's finally move forward.

2- GRAB YOUR JOURNAL (Remember I told you to buy a journal?), and open it RIGHT NOW, and answer these questions in COMPLETE honesty:

- What is my natural curiosity attracted towards? (My answer was medicine and human physiology).

How things work, including how people work, and why we do the things we do.  I'm also interested in astrophysics and a theoretical physics.

- In what way do I want to change this world? (My answer was change the way the systems work (i.e. the bullshit in the fitness industry; the bullshit in the medical field) and bring HONESTY as a core value to our society).

I want to share some ideas with people who need to leave behind certain habits that come along with being raised in a bad neighborhood that keep them from being successful in a few areas of their live.

- What are my strengths? (My list is too big (inb4 that's what she said) and would sound cocky, but just to mention some to give you ideas: Writing, social intelligence, exceptional logic (hence why i luffs teh sciencez), creative thinking, unbreakable character, dancing, etc...)

I have the ability to convey ideas well and motivate.  I also tend to see things in a way that's different from most (rational, sometimes to a fault).

- What are my GREATEST flaws? (In this case, I'm talking about things that are holding you back to progress in life and social hierarchy; e.g. looks, negative thinking/bad temper, being a lazy fuck, inflated ego, etc...; I answered being horrible with accounting)

Inability to follow through.  Fear of success.  Being overly logical in dealing with people (people, including myself, aren't robots).

- What did I ALWAYS wanted to learn? (I answered: Piano, 6 languages (I already have 4 at hand, working on my 5th, and once that's done it's off to my 6th), play guitar, cork (it's a "tricking (deviation of gymnastics) move), guitar).

Drums, Japanese, salsa dance.

- Where did I ALWAYS dreamed of travelling?

My financials are such that I'm pretty much handling this.  It's more of matter of "when" than "if", but for argument's sake, let's say Tokyo.  Does space count?

- What did I ALWAYS dreamed of doing as a career? (if you don't know, this whole process will help you discover your path; I answered medicine)

I never really thought about this too much.  I think I just want to share ideas with people and have interesting conversations.  Like a philosophy or physics professor.

- What ALWAYS held me back from getting where I wanted to be? (hint, hint; you'll discover it's yourself. But I'm giving you this chance to make up any excuses you want--financials is a good one, but we'll work with that).

Fear of rejection

- How do I want to be remembered? (My answer was: A Legend. But you can say anything as a perfect mother/father, a succesful entrepreneur, a rockstar, a delusional unicorn, etc...)

Someone who touched the lives of others, and improved their lives.  A good male role model for any children I may have, and my nieces and nephew.
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Help!! Moving in to the world of D-SLR!!

Hello all,

I am currently using a Sony DSC-H50, and I am accustomed to a 15x zoom and an aperture range between 2.7 and 8.0.  I am looking to move up to a Canon Rebel XS.  Since I am new to SLR cameras, I need help understanding the ratings of lenses and how they compare to the "X" zoom rating used with Point and Shoot cameras.  Any help will be appreciated.  Thanks.
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The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test

Your Score: Pure Nerd

65 % Nerd, 30% Geek, 26% Dork


For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.

The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.
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Carpe Diem....

Seize the day.

What does that mean?

Live life to the fullest.

OK, but what does that mean?

To me, and while I don't think this answer should differ for anyone, it means to life my life in such a way that I don't create regrets. While it may sound cool to say one regrets nothing, it actually makes one sound ignorant because it shows that the lesson was lost. The claim that one regrets nothing BECAUSE of the lesson is a matter of not understanding the contradiction in terms. WITH regret comes the lesson.

Some lessons don't need to be learned first hand, though. Probably most.

While no one is perfect, most aren't stupid. We just choose to ignore our inner voice of reason and deal with things as they come, rather then PLAN the better course of action, taking the easier one.

That it is an immature course of action.

Maturity doesn't mean exposure to the world, rather acting with concern for one's future. Immaturity creates things to regret. I never make, and will probably never make, any claims to my maturity. I certainly think about the vows I have made. I don't want to fail. It's not easy, but it's not impossible.

As a married person, life isn't just about you anymore. You are now the proud owner of 50% of another person, in exchange for 50% of yourself. Decisions can't be made selfishly anymore. Parents have it harder because their selves are split in to even smaller fractions.

These are the consequences (consequence can be good or bad) of being married and/or being parents. Your desires no longer carry the weight on your decisions that they used to. Those of us who have made vows no longer have the luxury of acting selfishly. We lost that ability once we agreed to the terms of the vows.

At least that's the way it should be.
This world is a place where people focus on what is rather than what could be.
What could be if we weren't all so lazy and selfish.

These are the things that create our failures.

In life, there are events that make us reflect on our lives, who we are, where we're going and where we've been. After the pain or shock of these moments subside, it's easy to continue on the routine of the day to day. To me, that's wasting the event. It's not learning the lesson.

Living life for today creates a future that was haphazard.

Most people don't settle down, they just settle... How can someone "settle down" in to nothing? And it is nothing because there was no plan. Life doesn't always go according to plan. Without at least an outline or sketch, how can one ever complain about life? Our failures aren't life's fault, rather our own.

There is a difference between a goal and a dream. Dreams imply hope as in "I hope to have a good marriage". A goal is a defined plan of action.

Action, action is the most important part of all this.

Dreams, even in this sense of the word, are by definition vague and obscure.
A goal is a purpose or an objective.

None of these will come to fruition with out action.

Don't waste the lessons life throws your way. Whether it's a direct consequence of previous action or something by chance, learn the lessons.

Life is the harshest of all teachers.

If these lessons are wasted, we are doomed to live in a cycle of dreams of how things should be and regret because of how they are.

As for me, I'm working (action) on how things should be.