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Garden Party

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are – John Wooden.

There are far too many people concerned what everybody thinks about them. In doing this they try to portray someone “tougher”, “meaner” or some other insane projection, other than what they really are. It is by far more important to develop character instead of a reputation. Reputation is great when you are young, everybody wants a “rep”. However in gaining that reputation, you lose sight of who you are and as you get older you either have to continue to live up to the reputation or spend all of your time trying to repair your reputation. In my opinion neither sounds fun. How about this… Be yourself. You have heard this mantra time and time again growing up. It is some of the best advise you can get. If you are yourself, there is no need to be something you are not. In addition to being yourself I would add,…

Blog Direction

I have come to notice that the things I write about on my blog tend to be all over the place. I have some articles on politics, computers, product reviews and so forth. This has been a long time in coming that I plan on refocusing my blog to be a more positive endeavor. I would write about computers, because I work with them and have a pretty good grasp on using them. But when I write about politics I tend to get angry and it stays with me for a while. But the last article I wrote, made me feel good. That’s when I decided that is the route I want to take. So from this point on I will strive to be more inspiring and less the angry nerd. 
How am I planning on doing it? I think the best way would be to take an inspirational quote, then put my spin on it, hopefully inspiring a conversation in the comments. The last article I wrote “Bang into the walls” was based off of a quote from Steve Jobs. While I am a fan of many computer pioneers, like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, however my posts will …

Bang into the walls…

I have been doing some reflecting on Steve Jobs quotes I came across. Everyone has seen the quotes “Here’s to the crazy ones…” or “I want to put a dent in the universe”. While both are great quotes, I think my favorite is: “When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life and try not to bash into the walls too much…that’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact—everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you…shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just going to live in it versus make your mark upon it. Once you learn that, you will never be the same again.”

This is basically what life is about. If you are afraid to “bang into the walls” you are not embracing life. What would have happened if “the crazy ones” would have not challenged the status quo? We would not have seen the genius of Rembrandt, Einstein or Jim Henso…