Talking from your ‘old self’ to your ‘present self’

Usually, we when set long-distance goals, we get all fired up with energy and motivation to get the job done. We envision how wonderful our lives will be when we accomplish them, and we become absolutely determined to do what it takes to reach them.

But somewhere down the line, we lose that energy. It could be months later, days later, or even minutes later. So how do we get back our drive to work, right when we need it most?

This is no easy question, and it is one which I’m know many people deal with every day, and many others have tackled it, and tried to come up with solutions to it. Please let me know what you have found.

I have some of my own ways (which I plan on outlining in a future post – if I can get to it!!!), and one common thread through many of them is having your “old self” encourage your “present self.”As if they are having a discussion together.

(This relates very strongly to the notion of the “divided self,” which is also a well-analyzed topic. Freud, for instance, labelled it as the war between the “Superego,” the “Ego,” and the “Id.” Let me know if you’d like to explore that topic! )

So the trick here is to do find ways to have these “selves” communicate more easily. Even if it’s as simple as writing down your goal: that piece of paper becomes a “time traveler” in a sense, reminding the present self about the past self.

I think that having a sense of multiple “selves” can help us to associate with those that serve us best given each situation we face.

Google Street View Sightings

So we’ve all seen funny moments caught by the Google Street View Car: http://www.urlesque.com/2009/02/05/top-10-moments-caught-on-google-maps-street-view/

And in fact, there are entire websites devoted to these kind of pics! (e.g. http://www.streetviewfunny.com/) New shots are posted on them all the time.

But have you ever wondered whether you’re featured in Google Street View somewhere? I wouldn’t be surprised! I have a Friend of a Friend who spotted himself on Pine Ave, near McGill, but I haven’t yet found any of myself. Let me know if you see me, and I’ll do that likewise for you! :)

Welcome to my blog!

Hi friends! :) I’m so glad that you’ve made it to my brand new website!

This site has been a long time coming. For years now, it’s been this big dream of mine to be able to share my ideas and passions with all of you. I hope to form a community of people who want to make the world a happier and more meaningful place, where we can connect on a human level, and often find new (and zany!) ways of seeing life, and everything therein.

I do have a few very prominent passions, and if this grows, I might have those posts branch off to their own website. We’ll see.

Anyways, except this to be very random, and (just a warning!) do expect lots of exclamation marks, smilies, and stars. Yes, I’m just that excited sometimes!!

So let’s let the fun begin!! :D

-Nathan

‘A’ stands for ‘Attention’

When I check out my Friend List on Facebook, their names are listed in alphabetical order. So naturally, the first names I see are always the “A” names. I hope they love all this attention!! I wonder though… do people with with names starting with A actually get more profile views? And listing people in alphabetical order happens all over the place… does this have a psychological affect akin to the effect of birth order, height, and other such factors?

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