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Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it.  The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.

— T. Alan Armstrong


Positive vibes.

Loving this quote today, as seen on a greeting card.  Hope you all had a great day.

Shirley’s quote.

Team for Kids tent, pre-NYC Marathon, early AM 11/1/09

I met Shirley at the start line area of this past fall’s New York City Marathon.  Since that day, we’ve forged a great friendship.  She is rallying up some friends for an upcoming half marathon in Sept.  I’m in.  We’ll start training soon.  For now, I’ll leave you with an inspiring quote that she just posted:

“I run because it’s so symbolic of life.  You have to drive yourself to overcome the obstacles.  You might feel that you can’t.  But then you realize you’re capable of so much more than you thought.” — Arthur Blank

Thanks, Shirley!

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

This past Pi Day (March 14), Albert Einstein would have turned 131 years old.  I know this because of the big celebration in Princeton.  Having been considered as one of the most influential scientists to ever live, I find his contributions to the science world more fascinating now that I have become a science teacher.

Most people remember him for his theory of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the prediction of the deflection of light by gravity, the quantum theory of atomic motion in solids, etc., etc., etc.!  He even recieved a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.  I choose to remember him more for these 10 lessons that have been pointed out by another author.  Hope you enjoy.

10 Amazing Lessons from Albert Einstein:

  1. Follow Your Curiosity

    “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

  2. Perseverance is Priceless

    “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

  3. Focus on the Present

    “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

  4. The Imagination is Powerful

    “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

  5. Make Mistakes

    “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

  6. Live in the Moment

    “I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”

  7. Create Value

    “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

  8. Don’t Expect Different Results

    “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

  9. Knowledge Comes From Experience

    “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”

  10. Learn the Rules and Then Play Better

    “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

Dance, sing, floss and travel.

The above quote is taken from my Lululemon bag.  I stopped in there to pick up a headband tonight.  (It happens to be one of the coolest shops to buy running gear, by the way!)  I love the simplicity of those commands.  Got the first 3 covered for the day, now just have to wait until the 29th for my Vegas travels.  Nighty night!

Leave it to Dr. Seuss.

View from Top of the Rock 7/4/09

In the midst of a busy day, I will leave you with a quote that I came across:

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.  Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.  It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.

— Dr. Seuss, U.S. author & illustrator (1904 – 1991)

Who would have ever thought there could be a gigantic park in the middle of New York City?  And next time someone tells you what you’re thinking is impossible, tell them that they have found a way to make jellybeans that taste exactly like popcorn. 😉

Have fun looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope today!

Ariel view of Central Park, 7/4/09