Journal Entry – 002
Would you look at that. I managed to crank out a second journal entry in less than a year. With how things were going, I was certain I would only be able to write one per year. It actually took me months to write this single post. I spent maybe 10 minutes every week or so, adding stuff to this post as I go about processing my daily notes. Every little bit adds up. Similar to how reading for only fifteen minutes a day helped me finish books, working on this bit by bit every month, while really slow, was still enough to get another entry done. Anyway, here goes.
The Hard World and How to Restore Mercy to a Merciless Age by Dr. Tod Worner — Excellent analysis of the culture and times we live in today. We need less outrage and more mercy.
In Favorable Conditions Never Come by Cal Newport, I ran into this quote by C.S. Lewis on distraction and seeking knowledge:
“We are always falling in love or quarreling, looking for jobs or fearing to lose them, getting ill and recovering, following public affairs. If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come.”
Here we go again with an example of the same problem — distraction — but just in a different form back then.
There will always be distractions in life, especially when you’re working on something important. The question is, do you let yourself get distracted or do you get your work done?
If you can't figure out how to be kind, figure out how to be quiet. ~ Toby Mac
Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all. ~ G.K. Chesterton
In Matthew 12:38-40, the Pharisees ask Jesus for a sign. Jesus says that no sign will be given, except that which is similar to the one given in the story of the prophet Jonah. He says for three days and three nights the son of man will be in the heart of the earth. He is speaking of course of His death on the cross.
To anyone looking for a sign from God, chances are none will be given. Not only because Jesus said so in the scriptures, but because the sign has already been given 2,000 years ago — when Jesus died on the cross for humanity and rose from the dead on the third day.
If short burst training/high intensity interval training routines are more effective at burning body fat, then I don’t need to go on long bike rides to burn fat. I can go on shorter rides that are higher in intensity.
Here's a great video on how to load a bicycle into the back of your car without having to take off the front wheel.
I never realized I was doing it wrong. I needed to load the rear wheel first, so I can just slide it into the car. It also makes it easier to take the bike out later.