May 2013

“Life is life. 75% of what we do is ordinary maintenance work. So work your butt off to make sure the remaining 25% really sparkles!”


I really believe in hard work, in creating something that we can be proud of.

The purpose of doing this is not to show off,

it is to stretch ourselves out of our personal comfort zone,

to keep growing and to stay young in spirit.

So go ahead…

Work your butt off,

Have a lot of fun doing it!

“Life, as it is called, is for most of us one long postponement.”
Henry Miller


When I can drive a car…

When I get my degree…

When I find Mister Right or Miss Perfect…

When I have kids…

When I have a better job or salary…

When the kids leave home…

When I retire…

When they fire my boss…

Signed by:  Dr.Procrastinatrix


When… fill your own excuse here ______________________

When… when…when will you stop making excusessss?


“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot”

Michael Altshuler


A lot of people talk about time management. There is no such thing as time management. We cannot manage time. We can only manage ourselves.Time manages itself very well without us.

We should talk about life management in relation with the time that is given to each one of us. This starts with checking on our priorities.

Did you clarify your priorities recently?



Thank you very much, we prefer to learn the hard way!

It must hurt!

Do you feel the pain?

Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual!

It’s probabably a good thing…


Do you know a lot of people who would have the patience to read it?

Personally…I don’t know too many.

It seems to me that most of us prefer to make the mistakes ourselves and learn the hard way.

(Perhaps we learn and understand faster when we feel the pain)

I know, I know… it doesn’t seem to be rational but it’s how it really is.

At least it is very pragmatic and it forces realism.

 Jean-Jacques Rousseau the genevois philosopher used to answer that he went to the “University of Hard Knocks” when people asked him about his education .

I guess he’s not the only one.

In your case, does it really have to hurt?

Do you like how it feels? 

The older I’m becoming,

The more I try to avoid the pain by observing and learning WHAT NOT TO DO.

“If my doctor told me I only had six minutes to  live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.”

Isaac Asimov, Life, 1984


Here is someone who understood the value of time…

 “Asimov was one of the most prolific writers of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 9,000 letters and postcards.[2] His works have been published in nine of the ten major categories of the Dewey Decimal System.”

Source , Wikipedia , November 29, 2010.

 And he was on this planet for approximately  only 26 400 days… WOW!

Time and health are two precious commodities that we rarely appreciate until they have been lost.

As with health, time is the raw material of life.

We can use it wisely, waste it or even destroy it.

To accomplish all we that we want to do, we would need many lifetimes.

Should we live forever, there would be no need to set goals or set priorities.

Why should we?

We could waste a lot of time and still manage to accomplish a few things.

The reality is that we’re given only this one life on earth to do our best.

Each one of us now living has exactly 168 hours per week.

Technology hasn’t created any new minutes, yet, and even the very wealthy people can’t buy more hours.

Many rich people whispered these final words on their deathbed: “I would give away all my possessions for a moment of time!”

We are preoccupied about things we want to do, but can’t, instead of doing the things we can do, but don’t.

How often have you said to yourself, “Where did the day go?

I accomplished nothing,” or “I can’t even remember what I did yesterday.”

That time is gone, and we never get it back.

How do you plan to manage your time, your energy, your priorities to get the most of these 168 hours this week?

Or if you prefer, the next 24 hours…

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