One Foot in Front – The Daily, July 23, 2020

Would you look at it differently if you thought it might be the last one you ever see?

“Most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten years.” 
― Bill Gates

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” 
― Jim Rohn

Having a clear picture of what you are trying to accomplish in your mind is the key to reaching a goal, because along the way there will be many distractions, problems, and reasons that you will find for not following through. But as long as the image of what you want remains clear and accessible to you, there will be a path that appears before you to take you there. One step at a time is the best advice to follow, especially when the challenges appear and you feel like you are losing focus.

Getting clear about why you want to do something is important too. If you can get to the point where not getting to where you want to go feels like a pain that would be unbearable, then it will only be a matter of time before you accomplish what you set out to do. Steady, consistent action performed over a period of time is the way to get anywhere, and it isn’t any more difficult than that.

Gaining or Losing? – A few weeks after the quarantines began, people started to joke about the “quarantine-15”, the extra weight they had added since being stuck at home that was now a new source of stress and discomfort. It wasn’t surprising – sales of alcohol were up early on, and people turned to sweets and comfort food to deal with the uncertainty of life in a pandemic. But at the same time, others talk about having lost weight because they aren’t going to restaurants or going to grab a snack late at night from the store.

We all cope in different ways. At the same time, it’s more important than ever before to be as healthy as you can, and for this you can accept a great deal of responsibility. Be real with yourself. If you have gained some weight that you didn’t need to have, then look at the habits that are contributing to that. It’s all about choices and taking control over what you do day after day. Decide what you want and then take action to get there, because being healthy is nothing more than building quality, consistent habits that support you and your body.

Plato Knew Stuff – From Science Daily: “Plato, the Greek philosopher who lived in the 5th century B.C.E., believed that the universe was made of five types of matter: earth, air, fire, water, and cosmos. Each was described with a particular geometry, a platonic shape. For earth, that shape was the cube. Science has steadily moved beyond Plato’s conjectures, looking instead to the atom as the building block of the universe. Yet Plato seems to have been onto something, researchers have found.”

Douglas Jerolmack, a geophysicist in Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Earth and Environmental Science and the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, said,”The interesting thing here is that what we find with rock, or earth, is that there is more than a conceptual lineage back to Plato. It turns out that Plato’s conception about the element earth being made up of cubes is, literally, the statistical average model for real earth. And that is just mind-blowing.”

The knowledge of everything has always been there – just because we haven’t proven things yet doesn’t mean they aren’t correct.

Thought of the Day – Eat well. Be positive. Choose health over gluttony, contentment over greed. The small joys in life have the ability to transport you to a place of joy and bliss, so surround yourself with them. Have a beautiful day.

“I suppose therefore that all things I see are illusions; I believe that nothing has ever existed of everything my lying memory tells me. I think I have no senses. I believe that body, shape, extension, motion, location are functions. What is there then that can be taken as true? Perhaps only this one thing, that nothing at all is certain.” 
― Rene Descartes

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