I always marvel at how the inventors created their inventions.
How engineers overcame obstacles.
How forces effect calculations.
When I was 11, I took the family typewriter apart and put it back together. I had 5 extra pieces when it was done.
I got my first power tool at 8.
I learned cabinetmaking from my dad starting at nine.
When I went on the road at 18 as an entertainer it seems like a blur because so much living was compressed into those years. So much traveling and so many interesting people.
Nowadays, wonder keeps me interested more than doing. As I reach my end, I believe wonder is what keeps life interesting.
I watched a fairly long video yesterday of a pine tree being removed that was right next to a house. It was all executed meticulously. They even laid down the large log cuts for the the lowest 30 feet to fall on. It was like a perfect quit. They didn't count on the force of that base breaking the water main. Who would've known?
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It's kind of fascinating to watch how a HUGE tree is felled without doing major damage to something close to it. It makes you wonder.
The following is a short portion of an article reviewing a new psychological study on self control written by a professional reviewing the study.
“Our prototypical model of self-control is angel on one side and devil on the other, and they battle it out,” Fujita says. “We tend to think of people with strong willpower as people who are able to fight this battle effectively. Actually, the people who are really good at self-control never have these battles in the first place.”
Wouldn't it help to be willing to have self control?
After all, how does self control come about?
There are only two ways I can discern. It's either by willpower or acceptance.
Willpower is resistance.
Resistance in electrical wire heats up the wire and can create a line/voltage drop.
With a musical signal it degrades the quality of the output.
So, if you didn't want to battle yourself, I believe reaching willingness is deciding and accepting your choices to get to your goal.
When I was a working musician, I realized there were people better than myself on a guitar. Now, I never learned guitar to be the greatest guitarist. I learned guitar to accompany my voice and the greatest thing I learned was how to leave space so the voice was the focus and the guitar complimented to let the music breathe.
I succeeded at that.
To get to that place, I played with a lot of musicians who were much better than myself and likely learned a turn or phrase or feeling to add to my ability from each of them.
Now, I don't play or sing much anymore.
I have switched my interests to research on many topics. I think of something,
google it, and follow it out as far as I can until I find the answers that give me resolve. It seems I want to soak up information like a sponge.
The seed idea for this blog was to ask you to be open to learning.
People here have your best interest at heart.
Don't feel beaten if you fail but figure out where you went wrong and let us help you around and through.