When I have these dialogues with my inner self, I tend to “justify” many of the mistakes my subconscious mind points out to me. But as I cannot fool myself so easily, very often I end up “burnt and crashed” but a little bit wiser and stronger.
Sometimes I kept dreaming on things that seemed so “impossible” or too “far away” from me to reach them but that “impossibility” or “distance” made my mind doubt I could ever reach them. I am sure you have been there as well. We all have.
So when I begin to feel that way now what I usually do is rewind my memory tape and push play again so I can see how things “seemed” in the past and how now I am enjoying what in those times looked so far away from my reach and/or impossible to obtain at that time.
There is nothing more frustrating than entertaining the feeling of impossibility to reach a dream. Continue reading →
I was new at that programming job, I was young and it was my first work in a very impressive environment. Everyone was much older than I and with all the experience of the world, being the elite of engineers and experts in many fields. It was overwhelming for me.
One day they asked me to do a program to do some satellite tracking routines and I had no idea how to do something like that. Continue reading →
I was waiting for him to finish his phone call, he was as usual, very busy and the phone didn’t stop ringing, so I was beginning to lose hope to be able to even say hello to him. The phone rang once more and someone on the other end ask him for a big amount of money to buy a property, he just repeated the amount and wrote it on a notebook. He finally hung up and I told him that was a big amount for a property, just to start the conversation and yes, I was being nosey too. Continue reading →
Few years ago in New York some scientists made a very interesting experiment. They asked kindergarten children to describe the biggest number they could imagine. And since they didn’t have a lot of experience with numbers most of them said the biggest number was one hundred.
They couldn’t conceive a higher number than that. When they were asked how many grains of sand there were in a beach, they all answered: 100. When they were asked how many stars there were in the universe, they all answered: 100. But in some way, inside their little minds they had a very important concept very clear. No matter what they were asked, they all understood that everything had a finite number. Continue reading →