Thursday, December 13, 2012

JDS Insights: July 2012


It's December. It's nearly Christmas and here I am writing about July.

Sometimes I wonder is it better never than late?

July was a memorable month for the country. Who could forget Olympics? The Olympic Ceremonies represented London and this country: horribly good, fantastically real, brilliantly understated and similarly unique: a total oxymoron.

I think everyone has their 'moment of the games': Jessica and Mohamed were mine.

Apart from that drama - I saw Faith No More. First gig in a while (since Deftones I think!) It was brilliant. The twisted cover of Tom Jones' Delilah was a delight. The crowd were slightly older, but the band were enjoying themselves. If Heath Ledger's Joker was the front man in a band, he'd be Mike Patton of Faith No More: hilariously twisted, maniacally funny, and disturbingly lucid.

School was out. A friend got married and I explored an opportunity to start writing.

Enjoy the insights.*


Oh and in other news...
22nd February 2012, 11st 3.2lbs, 22.8% body fat
31st March 2012, 10st 5.6lbs, 19.1% body fat
28th April 2012, 10st 2.8lbs, 18.4% body fat
26th May 2012, 10st 3.4lbs, 18.4% body fat
30th June 2012, 10st 5.8lbs, 19.0% body fat
28th July 2012, 10st 4.4lbs, 18.7% body fat

21st February 2012, 36.75in waist
31st March 2012, 33.75in waist
28th April 2012, 32.75in waist
26th May 2012, 32in waist

30th June 2012, 32in waist
28th July 2012, 32in waist

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Jul 01: Success is itself a compelling reason to continue.
Jul 02: Authentic acknowledgement of who I am is sometimes easier to deflect than accept.
Jul 03: Tiredness is no excuse for fear, anger and upset. There is always something else at play.
Jul 04: Tiredness doesn't cause anything. It's the result of something else.
Jul 05: Anyone can find a bunch of people to agree with their opinion. That doesn't make it the truth. 
Jul 06: Opinions make little difference to the big picture.
Jul 07: Comparing myself to others is a recipe for arrogance or apathy.
Jul 08: We are more influenced by what we are born into than we consciously admit.
Jul 09: Nature and nurture together are not all powerful.
Jul 10: Just because we can't articulate something or explain a phenomenon doesn't discount its existence.
Jul 11: Consciousness changes everything.
Jul 12: Everything changes consciousness.
Jul 13: Knowledge is pointless without application.
Jul 14: It really is never too late. Even after you think it is; it isn't.
Jul 15: The need to be right is a potent drug.
Jul 16: Agreement cannot be forced.
Jul 17: When I embrace my natural strengths, I create.
Jul 18: Denying one's natural strengths stifles growth and happiness.
Jul 19: Neglecting inner growth is easily done with outer success.
Jul 20: Discovering my strengths doesn't have to limit me.
Jul 21: Everyone has something to contribute.
Jul 22: Doing something because you said you would, consistently, builds discipline.
Jul 23: There is no right way to do life.
Jul 24: Maintenance can be as important as growth.
Jul 25: Little actions done regularly over time can alter one's life as much as a huge success or trauma.
Jul 26: Managing the little actions consistently over time is more difficult than the huge successes or traumas.
Jul 27: Being unclear about what we want is often a cause of no progress.
Jul 28: Listening and honouring our very deepest truth is amongst the biggest life challenges.
Jul 29: We all know what's best for ourselves - but don't always do it.
Jul 30: Only I can know if something is worth the risk.
Jul 31: The possibility of failing makes life interesting and frustrating in equal measure.
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*Mine! All Mine! Mwahhahaha