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Better incompetent, than lier.


I’ve recently received a job offer, and they required a software architect. Job position required to give architecture training.

After a self-evaluation, besides loving teaching, I think that I’m most adequate to receive architecture training, than give it.

So, I always can do my best to apply, and even I can get in, and things are easier than what I think, but if not? And what I did was simply inform my self-evaluation results.

It’s better to be incompetent, than to be a lier.

I can be an incompetent, and in some months/years, I can start being competent.

But if I am a lier, after 20 years I will still be a lier.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!!


Most unlikely it is “the same as nothing”


Watching a TED talk is the same as nothing.
Doing 10 pushups in the morning is the same as nothing.
If you have an idea, it is the same as nothing.

Of course, there will be better alternatives, more effective, faster actions….
You can take a course, go to a gym, or the idea that we have in our head, be brave and make it happen.

But if someone shouts out loud “it’s the same as nothing”, he or she may probably wrong. And if what you’re doing is part of something bigger, he or she is more wrong.

Watching throughout the window is the same as nothing? No. All I have just written (and my previous article), do you know when it came from? You guessed right… while watching throughout the window.

Reading this article is the same as nothing? I hope not!

The most important thing in life


After so long without writing, I’ve read again all the subjects that I’ve been writing about. And I found myself surprised of not writing a particular article about what I consider it’s the most important thing in life.
(Small update: actually, I did write once about it, but it was not an exclusive article, like this one)

The article picture is a spoiler, but let’s pretend that you did not see it.

People consider other people as the most important.
People consider health as the most important thing.
People consider money as the most important thing.

Now, all the above is REALLY important. However, there is something that is IMHO more important, because of
And that is time.

Health comes and goes, according to our discipline.
Money also comes and goes.
Even people come and go. Some to never return again.

But time does not come and go. People has only one direction. Time comes once, and goes once, and it NEVER returns.
The quote of “make up for lost time” is an oxymoron.

Right, you think that you make up for lost time if you do things faster today July 31st.
But you won’t have again the hours you wasted yesterday on July 30th.

Although I consider the most important thing I have, I’ve usually waste it, and I probably continue wasting it.
It would be great to use time trying to be happy, and make happy to the people that we consider important.
Without risking our health, and with a responsible use of money (as I may probably have said somewhere before, money is for use, not for waste).

Making the above less abstract: one day has 24hs, you have 2 ways to not waste time:

  • doing exactly what you’ve planned (and maybe achieving objectives)
  • reaching ‘eternal instants’ (right, another oxymoron).

Believe me, if you can achieve something of these two, I am preety sure that by the end of day, you won’t feel that you’ve wasted your time.


Sweet dreams


I usually dream with beloved ones that have passed away.
I bring them back to life and they give me a hug.

Instead of just closing my eyes and enjoy the hug…I ask myself tons of rational questions, until the hug ends…until the dream ends.

When you are asleep it is hard to take the lead, but when you are awake…your dreams are your objectives.

Use your conciousness to find threats and weak points, to make your dreams STRONGER. Don’t let your conciousness destroy them.

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Disagree with your idols (My case study: Jim Rohn)


Short Version

Think about one of your idols. It’s EASY to agree with him/her, right?

But, can you disagree? Can you disagree with your idol?
Of course you can. And my case of study is Jim Rohn, but it can be your idol of life, it can be a friend, a relative, a friend of a friend, your boss, a guy on the TV or internet, or anyone that you have the luck of enjoying ALMOST a constant agreement.

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