Last night I had the pleasure of going through every single blog post that he (he will be nameless, maybe I will tell you later) has posted over the last 2 years. It didn’t seem like it would take me that long, unfortunately I had one job and one job only, check for broken links. This seemed to be rather easy and for that matter mindless. As I started into the process of checking every single link from the past two years I discovered something, there is so much we do not know about each other.
It amazed me to read stuff from this guy before I knew him. Maybe you can call it BIR (Before I Read) or something along those lines. But I always find it interesting to go back in the archives and dust off an oldie but a goody. After 2000 clicks later I felt like I just spent four hours talking about life.
In the spirit of reading 2000 blog post in 3 hours I will share a post from my past, from September 7th, 2005 (I was 19 at the time)
what is it about that word that makes us give into it? one of the toughest things for me is self motivation and self-will. with my recent return to school i have received a lot of pressure from people. things as simple as come and play basketball with us, and more serious things like if i am going to play baseball or not. well i have all ready made up my mind. i don’t know how many times i have told people “no i don’t want to play baseball.” the problem is, is that, that answer is not good enough for them, so then they start to put the pressure on me. “well what will you do when we are at practice and you are sitting here alone?” i have a very simple response to that, i will be happy, this will give me time to read and work on homework.
we face pressure everywhere we go. from the job to our family. i have come to discover pressure is one of the most challenging things in life. think about it. how many decisions have you made because of pressure? it is a tough thing. the word pressure just sounds forceful and scary. i hate that word. i probably got off on a tangent and really didn’t make any sense to anyone but that is all right because it all makes sense in my head.
Link to the post here
For more oldies check out the archives to the right.