You guys remember hearing and learning about the fact that “Objects that are in motion…stay in motion.”, right? I do. I actually explicitly remember sitting in my middle school class and hearing that statement. Learning about inertia and momentum was very a-typical for me when compared to 95% of all other topics taught at that level – Why, you ask? Because it totally made sense the first time I heard it and was something that I felt was completely, 100% applicable to real life outside the classroom. If something is headed in one direction…it takes some kind of force to knock it off course and/or stop it all together. Interesting Mr Physics teacher…interesting.
This was all so interesting to me not because of the actual physics involved or because I was so dialed into learning that specific day – it was interesting to me because it spoke to LIFE and how to live it. See to me – it’s all about momentum and life inertia…I believe if you are working towards something, staying in-motion, creating positive momentum and strong life inertia – it takes something very significant to throw you off course AND the more momentum you have built up the harder it is to sway you. Obviously the opposite is true as well.
There is good inertia and bad inertia – I 100% think that there is good momentum/inertia and bad. In life if you can keep on a positive path, with good momentum…your inertia will carry you to good things and ultimately where you want to go. This applies to family, work, friends, sports and overall other LIFE stuff. Even the phrase, albeit corny, “if you’re not moving forward, you’re taking steps back” seems to resonate with me because it makes sense. Think about it with me…
If you are sitting on the couch, moping around, feeling sorry for yourself and your position in life – is it going to get better or worse? If you are some lazy, complainer, looking out only for yourself – will people shower you will attention and support? OR…If you’re busting your butt, working hard, doing and saying the right things…are good things going to happen and will you find your self faced with more and more opportunity as your positive momentum gains strength? The answer is clear to me.
All this doesn’t mean you won’t be faced with forces, even if on the right path, that knock you off course (one way or another) but it means that dealing with those forces is crucially important to getting back on and maintaining your path and general direction in life.
Life is simple (I figured it out!)- it’s about creating positive momentum and maintaining it. Too often I see people with amazing momentum get thrown off course and not be able to get back to where they were or… I see people will zero momentum get frustrated at the lack of opportunity or good things presented to them. Forces are all around us people – If you let that force knock you off course and/or stop you in your tracks…it’s even harder to get started and get back to that place of positive movement and inertia and where you want to be.
Did you know that I was capable of such deep thinking? Should I write a book one day? Become a motivational speaker? I don’t know…up to the reader in this case. I just wanted to share what I think is a core philosophy, based in physics that I try to keep in mind every single day. And….You’re welcome. Thanks for reading.
Holy shit. It’s been too long. I’m sorry…I really am!
I promised myself, when I started this blog, that I wouldn’t do it for a few months and then disappear. I was committed to blogging and wanted to be consistent…Welp. That went right to hell as soon as I became a father. Makes sense, right? Sure it does! But I am not making excuses. I’m BACK and promise to pound the keyboard as much as humanly possible for the enjoyment of others and myself. Fact is – between insane work schedules, commuting, traveling, baby stuff, watching the golf channel and spending time w/ the wife – life can sometimes move too fast…Blogging helps slow that down for me – almost like verbal mediation. It’s good for me and hopefully it’s good for you too.
I would now like to share some of the random thoughts that I’ve had over the last few months of going blog-less. Get excited! Some of these thoughts may turn into full fledged blogs…some might not…but either way…enjoy here and now while I dust off the cobwebs from the ol’ electronic typewriter and flex my internets.
– 12 Years a Slave was INTENSE.
– The finale to HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER was….completely underwhelming and expected.
– The large majority of people in the professional world are un-professional.
– I hate Southern Charm…but love it at the same time.
– I’m off Walking Dead.
– Shameless is ridiculously awesome.
– Taxes are fun.
– I may have to buy all custom clothes for the rest of my life.
– It’s BASEBALL SEASON!
– I was totally right about GoogleGlass!
– How is Justin Bieber NOT in jail?
– That thing on 60 Minutes re: how the stock market is rigged blew my mind.
– The AD TECH world is completely and utterly out of freaking control. In a good way…
There ya have it! Some random thought nuggets from my brain. Stay tuned for more goodness
It’s good to be back.
Ps – how freaking cute is my son?!?
Yours Truly, Chris
Blogging is scary. I bet you didn’t think it was…but it is. Let me tell you – I sat and stared at my first post for well over 45 mins anxiously wracking my brain about everything that could go wrong with this blog and or future blogs if I continue. Every possible person that could stumble upon this on the Internet ran through my head as a possible cause for concern.
My neurotic side of my brain was flexing and I became pretty conflicted about the whole thing. THEN……..it happened. “Publish”. It was magical.
You see fellow internet citizens…someone needs to put themselves out there and I figured…who better than me? Maybe you’ll laugh…go “oh that’s interesting Chris”…say “This dude is pretty cool” OR…maybe you say “what a dork”…”he can’t write”…”Is this kid freaking kidding me with this?” And that’s OK too.
I’ve learned in life that sometimes you need to put yourself out there in order to experience new things, meet new people and or gain a sweet blog following. So here it goes world. I’m in.
So…..I decided to start a blog. Exciting right? It was either start a blog or join KOA, the local crossfit personal training facility. KOA would have cost a lot of money and necessitated the forfeiting of my, already limited, free time at my lovely home in Cranford NJ and well….Blogging was free and I choose to work out my mind rather than my body for this go-round. Maybe next time physical fitness will take priority but for now..it’s witty Internet action that takes the proverbial cake.
I’ve always wanted to Blog…I like to write and back in the MySpace days I used to hunker down and blog it out on a handfull of times when something struck me as blog worthy. If I remember correctly once I slammed the keys regarding my insanely frustrating moving experience when I re-located from LA back to NYC…even one time letting rip on my favorite all time records growing up (which consisted of some super awesome 90s pop-punk, emo and some hardcore tunes that I still listen to)…and let’s not forget my legendary rant on Lebron James’ ridiculous “decision” and the freak show that accompanied it. I’ll get inspired every now and again and write a long”ish” Facebook update and or a witty tweet – but sometimes that doesn’t cut the mustard and or quench my creative thirst. So I thought – “Let’s blog!”…I have some experience but this time I really wanted to commit and start something cool. Like really commit to sharing my thoughts on stuff on a semi-regular basis and give people, friends, family something interesting to chew on. “But Chris…What will you blog about?” You might ask…Well I’ll tell ya’…Whatever the hell I want.
“But Chris…when will you find the time? I know you are so busy as is…” Well – you’re right. I work 12 hour days and am always on call via my multiple email/phone devices…It’s a labor of love, so I’m ok with the time I put into work however this may present a problem. BUT I’m going to give it a shot and do my best in setting aside some time for you lovely people to share my insides. I’ve got TWO main goals -1) I want you guys to enjoy it and 2) Get some stuff off my chest and have this act as a creative, thought provoking outlet
Now that we got all that out of the way – Let’s talk about me! Who am I? What do I stand for? What makes me stand up and clap? Do I watch the Bachelor or The Walking Dead? Am I more likely to take the window or aisle seat? If I could hang out with either Jay Z or Derek Jeter for a day who do I pick? Which cast of ladies is my favortie Bravo’s REAL Housewives? Which tunes are currently rocking my world? Do I prefer white or dark meat? If I had one meal for the rest of my life – what would it be? What’s my favorite episode of Seinfeld? Which professional athlete do I despise the most and why? What’s my go-to scotch? Well…Spend some time on here and come back regularly and you just might find out.
Thanks for listening and….Buckle up folks. This is going to be a wild ride
(*all thoughts/opinions are mine and mine alone. all rights reserved copy write @ 2013)