Why We Fight

We don’t just fight for survival, we fight for meaning and self-worth. We want to know why we’re here, and we want to know that we matter. Life is a quest for truth. We’re all waiting for life (or death) to reveal something to us. We’re waiting for the truth to reveal itself.

Even if you believe that Jesus is the truth or that a particular religion represents the truth, your knowledge of truth is still incomplete. Questions remain. The ultimate truth is a mystery. Life teaches us more about it, if we remain open, but it’s still just a shadow. Like Plato’s cave or Paul’s “dim mirror“.

Our disagreements are a way of trying to call forth the truth, and a way of expressing our frustrations about it. Sometimes we express it in constructive ways and sometimes in destructive ways. The destructive way, is a result of lying to ourselves about the best way to express it. Acceptance of age-old dogma, without question, is not going to expand your horizons or strengthen you determination to survive

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What is the Blockchain

I make no apology for this being very much a 101 level blog but I assume there still many like me who are still trying to get their heads around this latest technology and have their heads full of various terms which they have yet to fully understand.

From my perspective I like to at least understand the basics and it strikes me that the Blockchain is the one to get to grips with , given that it is most likely to be adopted universally by many industries whether it is for financial purposes or supply chain logistics. I've obviously had to find a suitable source and so have chose one from https://cointelegram.com (thanks Tom for listing all those channels on Telegram for "sloths"  like me to tune into)   

In simple terms a blockchain is a "dairy that is almost impossible to copy"

This is because a program called a hash function is used. 

A Hash is  string of numbers and letters and is a mathmatical function that takes a variable number of characters and converts it into a string with a fixed number of characters.

# Transactions are entered in the order in which they occur. Order is very importsnt. Even a a small change in a string creates a new hash.   

# A database entry that records tractional information results in the creation of  a hash.

#The hash depends not only on the transaction but also on the previous transaction's hash

#Even the smallest of changes produces a has that has no similarity to the original.

For example :

Ann gives 10 coins to Mary. Hash: cff4e860bd57c2bfb7c010927c3f6fee

Mary gave 5 coins to Jack. Hash: 803c28370e9a16e628a23d46d3ebe711

If Jack decides to change the records (to give himself more money);

Mary gave 8 coins to Jack

the resulting hash would be : 4ae41f8cc3d4cc905f664c75ceab9dao

To make it  impossible to forge a record, various technics are applied to each hash record that make any unauthorised changes to be effectve impossible, because of the distributed nature of the database, and the need for the forger to alter every assocated record in every node of the network. One such technic is called a "nonce" (00 added to the end of every record), makes it impossible for even computers to figure out quickly

These computers are called Nodes  and each node has a copy of the digital ledger or "Blockchain" and each transaction must be approved by each Node in the blockchain. Once each node has check the transaction (some will agree and some will disagree as to its validity) there a "sort of an electronic vote" to decide.

A very  important point to note is that one spreadsheet (of a fixed size) is a block and a family of blocks is a blockchain which updates itself across all nodes every tem minutes AUTOMATICALLY. There is NO Master or Central computer that instructs the computers (ie the Nodes) to do this . When that node involves literally millions of computers spread across the world the ability to resist interference and attempts to take over is extremely powerful. Hence the resistence from the Command and Control lobby to this type of technology.   

Hopefully this is only part one of my BlockChain voyage of discovery . 

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This Exercise Will Help You To Stop Wasting Your Time

I came across this article by Darius Faroux and thought it might be of interest.

"The reason I research productivity is simple. I think that a productive life equals a happy life.

Also, if you’re more productive than average people, you’ll advance faster in your career. You learn more. You do more. And eventually are rewarded more.

And when I talk about productivity, I talk about being effective.

Because productivity doesn’t suggest that you get the right things done. It just means you get a lot of stuff done. But that’s not what matters.

Effectiveness, however, refers to getting the right things done.

And if you want to do your job well, earn money, live a meaningful life, or learn skills, that is what matters the most. Otherwise, you just run around in circles. You might appear busy, but you won’t achieve anything meaningful.

In other words: It’s easy to do useless work. Work that doesn’t bring you closer to the outcomes you desire."

Check ot what else he has to say at http://dariusforoux.com


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Second Chances

If you have had a few setbacks recently, as I have then these are sound words to think about.

Life doesn’t always offer us second chances, but often it does. Don’t assume that you’re done just because you’ve made a mistake. Ask yourself where you can go from here.

If we dwell on what could have been, we’ll fail to see the potential opportunities that remain in front of us. We don’t yet know what opportunities will come our way.

We tend to give more significance to the negative things that happen, than we do to the positive things that happen. Combine that with a media which also focuses on the negative, and you end up with a lot of people locked into a negative worldview. And a negative impression of what the future holds.

What choice do we have, but to focus on the good? Focusing on the bad makes everything seem bad. Don’t stay stuck in what could have been. Move forward toward what can be.

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Are you Really Still Drinking those "Junk Food Coffees" ?

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Hello Elepreneurs

Look in Front of You — Not Behind — to Design the Life You Truly Want

The biggest difference between those who live life on their terms and those who pine for the life they want is a willingness to put the past behind and focus on the present and future. We have no control over the past. We do have control and influence over how we act today and what we do to carve out future plans. Intensive, deep thinking and action form the foundation for personal growth.

My three-year old son is one of the most perceptive people I’ve ever met. He’s brilliant, focused and thoughtful. And yet when we walk around, I sometimes have to make sure he doesn’t walk into a wall or pole. His immersion in thought and reflection on what he’s already seen sometimes leads to him turning back and staring at what’s already come, without looking in front of him.

That’s what leads to the trips, falls and bumps on the head! Ouch!

As his parent, I serve as his “tour guide” to ensure he escapes without bodily harm. He’s infatuated with all the stimuli and amazing things going on in this big, bold world around him. He’s using these experiences to fuel his imagination. He has to grow. He has to try and make sense of things he’s already seen and done. And that’s perfectly fine. But he also has to maintain presence and concern for the moment and future.

I use this analogy as a microcosm for what I feel every one of us faces on our quest for personal growth each day. The hungry and hardworking of us mostly know what will help us and lead us to achieving our goals. We’re instinctively drawn to what’s right and beneficial.

It’s what’s wrong and unhelpful that bogs us down, serving as the “turnovers” or mistakes that wipe out the positive advancements we make. When we dwell on the past and continue to reflect on what’s in our rearview mirror, we stop living in the present and we use less of our creative imagination on designing our future plans.

Intense focus and absorption on the moment leads us to a bolder thinking around future planning. In fact, the more we plan for deep-thinking moment-by-moment, the more we pave the path for our future of continuous progression toward our goals. Take this concept of flow from psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, which illuminates the need for building for our next step.

“To set the stage for flow, goals need to be clearly defined so that you always know your next step. ‘It could be playing the next bar in a scroll of music, or finding the next foothold if you’re a rock climber, or turning the page if you’re reading a good novel. At the same time, you’re kind of anticipating.’”

To Read more from

Go to the profile of Christopher D. Connors

REF: https://medium.com/personal-growth/look-in-front-of-you-not-behind-to-design-the-life-you-truly-want-21d564e56e34