Sure, blowing up old sky scrapers in the middle of a city with a couple hundred tons of well placed explosives is fun to watch and takes a lot of skill, but leave it to the Japanese to come up with an even better way to do it. Absolutely amazing.
Have you ever started a new project, or a new job, or a new hobby, or a new experience? If you have then you have probably felt that feeling of fear, or panic, or discomfort at not knowing what you are doing, or where you are going, or how you are going to do accomplish what you need to.
That fear/panic/discomfort is natural. It is an indicator to let you know that you are at the edge of your experience and about to step out of your comfort zone. Stepping off the edge of fear and out of your comfort zone is the point at which you start exploring and expanding yourself. At that point you can begin to learn and grow and become more than who and what you were the moment before you when you were still being comfortably afraid. Embrace the fear of the unknown. Come to thrive upon it and your horizons and perspectives will explode, opening to you a whole universe of possibility.
Do not be afraid to make mistakes. If you did everything perfectly the first time you would be a god. And since you know you are not a god yet, it makes sense that you still have some things to learn, thus, you still have some (likely many) mistakes to make. Mistakes are only bad if you choose not to learn from them. Mistakes can be painful, uncomfortable, and humiliating. Find joy in recognizing mistakes when you make them and take care to learn from them so that you do not have to repeat them.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
I gave in to peer pressure and joined Facebook. I was skeptical about joining at first because I was afraid it would turn out to be something like MySpace. However, Facebook seems to be much cleaner and also much more private. I think it could be a fun way to keep in touch with people. Ask me for an invite.
If you are like me, you have a long list of personal blogs, work related blogs, news blogs, etc. in your list of daily reading. How do you deal with all of that information quickly and efficiently?
Here is how I deal with it all. I use Google Reader. It allows me to see and read all my blogs in one place. It shows me if there are new posts on any of the blogs I read and how many new posts there are. It just makes it so much easier to read all my blogs.
Check out the Google Reader for yourself. If you like it, add my blog to it by clicking on the following button: