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Time waits for no one

Contrary to popular opinion, you can’t actually manage time, you can only manage what you do during time.

So… how do you feel about time?

Generally younger people want time to speed up and older people want time to slow down.

My theory of time perception that as we age we tend to experience time passing more quickly. Ask any body of any age, did last year seem to faster than any other?

When we were five years old a year is 20% of our live and that is a big chunk. When I was forty, a year was 2.5% of my life. That is a much smaller chunk (although it of course the same amount of time – barring leap years). So a year is relatively less time in my forties than when I was younger and it just seems to pass more quickly

As time marches on we can choose to feel bad, indifferent or good about it.

Because we do tend to think about time often, then, for the sake of our happiness, it follows that we should try to feel good about it.

How do we do this? Well, whenever we think about the past, present or future, we do so in a way that makes us feel good.

1. When we think of the past, focus on things that bring a smile to our faces. Achievements we’re proud of, events we enjoyed, people we enjoyed being with… even embarrassing moments that make us laugh now. Whatever makes us feel happy.

2. When we’re in the present, try to BE in the present. To enjoy and appreciate what we have RIGHT NOW. From the “big” things, like the wonderful people in our lives, to the littlest things.

3. When we think about the future, we think about the GREAT things we expect it to bring. We visualize having everything we want, being happy, and having everyone around us be happy.

October 21, 2009 | Comments Off on Time waits for no one | Permalink

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How to Sort Data in Reports Automatically Using Excel Formulas.

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Friday’s ride

Buell Performance Academy Friday at Mallory Park. Riding an 1125R
Buell 1125R

October 20, 2009 | Comments Off on Friday’s ride | Permalink

Motorcycles quotes

That’s all the motorcycle is, a system of concepts worked out in steel. ~Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Most motorcycle problems are caused by the nut that connects the handlebars to the saddle. ~Author Unknown

Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul. ~Author Unknown

Midnight bugs taste best. ~Author Unknown

You’re the guy that’ll be sneaking out of your bedroom at three o’clock in the morning to look at your bike. ~Paul Teutul, Sr., American Chopper, “Billy Joel”

It takes more love to share the saddle than it does to share the bed. ~Author Unknown

Bikes don’t leak oil, they mark their territory. ~Author Unknown

Keep your bike in good repair: motorcycle boots are not comfortable for walking. ~Author Unknown

Faster, faster, faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death. ~Hunter Thompson

The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome. ~Author Unknown

And I to my motorcycle
Parked like the soul of the junkyard
Restored, a bicycle fleshed
With power, and tore off
Up Highway 106, continually
Drunk on the wind in my mouth,
Wringing the handlebar for speed,
Wild to be wreckage forever.
~James Dickey, “Cherrylog Road”

A motorcycle functions entirely in accordance with the laws of reason, and a study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. ~Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

What do you call a cyclist who doesn’t wear a helmet? An organ donor. ~David Perry

If you don’t ride in the rain, you don’t ride. ~Author Unknown

Whatever it is, it’s better in the wind. ~Author Unknown

Catching a yellow-jacket in your shirt at seventy miles per hour can double your vocabulary. ~Author Unknown

Life is too short for traffic. ~Dan Bellack

Work to ride and ride to work. ~Author Unknown

Burn rubber, not your soul, baby. ~Craig Fernandez and Reggie Bythewood, Biker Boyz

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. ~Mac McCleary

Remember folks, street lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph. ~Jim Samuels

Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window. ~Author Unknown

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it’s safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs. ~Author Unknown

Well-trained reflexes are quicker than luck. ~Author Unknown

Don’t argue with an 18-wheeler. ~Author Unknown

Safety doesn’t happen by accident. ~Author Unknown

Sometimes the best communication happens when you’re on separate bikes. ~Author Unknown

When you’re riding lead, don’t spit. ~Author Unknown

Maintenance is as much art as it is science. ~Author Unknown

Safety is a cheap and effective insurance policy. ~Author Unknown

Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly. ~Author Unknown

I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol. ~Author Unknown

Two-lane blacktop isn’t a highway – it’s an attitude. ~Author Unknown

Accidents hurt – safety doesn’t. ~Author Unknown

If you ride like there’s no tomorrow, there won’t be. ~Author Unknown

Keep the paint up, and the rubber down! ~Author Unknown

Everyone crashes. Some get back on. Some don’t. Some can’t. ~Author Unknown

Life may begin at 30, but it doesn’t get real interesting until about 150. ~Author Unknown

October 5, 2009 | Comments Off on Motorcycles quotes | Permalink