Confessions of a programmer: As a coffee drinker and programmer, I don’t want a standing desk; I want a desk with a urinal. #coap
Tuesdays and Thursdays are little bridges that connect “oh shit” to “almost there” to “thank God!”
Sometimes it is helpful to remind yourself the goal is to win.
I often hear "Doug, you are too busy." I have missed opportunities because people assume I am too busy and do not offer the opportunity to me. I will be busy the rest of my life. I will rest when I die. Granted, I will get my nightly sleep and I will appreciate nature and meditate but I will not rest until I die. That is to say, I want a full life. I want a life that I can look back upon and smile knowing I have contributed and made a difference. As such, I will do much. And if you ask me to do something that I cannot take on or do not feel fits into my personal mission statement, I will politely decline. If you offer me an opportunity that excites me, I will reevaluate my commitments and decide if something can be removed to make room for your opportunity. Yes, I am busy. No, I am not too busy.
On this day, February 3, 2017, I reaffirm my commitment to be a better man than I was yesterday.
Whenever I get into a political debate and a Republican calls me a libtard, I retort, "Well, I find you repugnant." Then they just stare at me blankly because I used a big word.
The Two Wolves
A Cherokee elder was teaching his grandchildren about life.
He said to them, “A fight is going on inside me… it is a terrible fight between two wolves.
One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, hatefulness, and lies.
The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, humbleness, kindness, friendship, generosity, faith, and truth.
This same fight is going on inside of you, and inside every other person, too.”
The children thought about it for a minute. Then one child asked his grandfather,
“Which wolf will win?”
The Cherokee elder replied…
“The one you feed.”
That is all.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Student: The boat is sinking so fast all I have time to do is bail water.
Master: Perhaps you should let go of the boat and swim for a while.
I feel I could be so much greater than the person I am if it weren’t for the person I am standing in the way.
At first I laughed, then it occurred to me that this could work very well!
When you forgive, you don’t change the past… You change the future! –author unknown