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Wednesday 26th February 2014


Constructive Impatience

Just had a chat to someone about Constructive Impatience. Thought you might get something from it.

We’ve all witnessed destructive impatience. When a person “loses it” over things not happening as fast as they would like or need them to happen. It is conceived by a combination of desire for something and unreal expectation of what it will take to get it, grows with a good dose of resentment and is born of unthinking upset with the lack of the desired result.

There were two wrongnesses I observed in myself when I fell into this trap.

The first was an unrealistic expectation of the amount of time, effort, skill, knowledge or experience it would take to accomplish the objective. And when you start with that, how can you give your self a win and grow in confidence? Quite simply, you cannot.

So I had to learn to better estimate the amount of effort it would take to accomplish the objective.

To give yourself loss after loss, set objectives in time frames that are unrealistic.

If you want to feel 10 feet tall you need to correctly estimate times and efforts and set attainable targets.

The second mistake was allowing myself to get frustrated. What I should have done was to step back and ask some analytical questions that might help. If not this time, at least next time.

What am I trying to get as a product?
What am I getting?
If I am not getting the result I am seeking here...
Where was my estimation out?
How could I improve my performance?
What do I need to change now or the next time I am in a situation like this?
What piece of technology or wisdom would I need to know and apply to prevent this situation happening again?

Then there is also not being impatient enough. Being too content with how things are, despite them being non-optimum. Or being too immersed in the doingness that we forget to step back, take stock and analyse whether or not our actions are yielding the results we seek.

Remeber, positive change occurs as a direct result of the application of Constructive Impatience.

Ask yourself these questions:

What am I trying to get as a product in each area of my life?
What am I actually getting?
Am I getting the result I am seeking?
Where was my estimation out?
How could I improve my performance?
What actions and costs can I shed that do not directly and significantly contribute to the objective.
What do I need to change or improve to quadruple my production?
What would need to occur for me to ten times my production?
What do I do and only I can do that gets the results I am getting?
What tasks would I need to delegate or outsource?
What are the principle barriers blocking my progress?
What are two solutions to each barrier?
What piece of technology or wisdom would I need to know and apply to move the existing scene closer to my goal?

Did you answer them?

If not, set a time to answer them and print this out and put it aside till then.

May you flourish and prosper!

Tom Grimshaw

I Was Here - United Nations World Humanitarian Day Performance

Here is some inspiration - just for you! Music video by Beyoncé performing I Was Here

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Twelve Steps For Self Care
Twelve Steps For Self Care

Vitamin K Better Than Calcium
Vitamin K Better Than Calcium

True story.
Countries with the highest dairy consumption have the highest rates of osteoporosis.

Stop Participating In The Problem
Stop Participating In The Problem

Revolution Happens One Person At A Time
Revolution Happens One Person At A Time

VERY smart man, Jim Morrison!

How Do Atrocities Occur?
How Do Atrocities Occur?

Touching Speech Made by Bride's Father to the Groom - Inspirational Videos

Grab your tissues, this is a good one!

Thank You For Making The World A Better Place
Thank You For Making The World A Better Place

Tears of Joy
by Tom Grimshaw

Thank you!

Whenever you help another,
You make he world a better place.

The world does not become better by a magician’s wand,
All of a sudden, as if by revolution.

It is made better for one person, by another,
One selfless, encouraging or inspirational act at a time.

For when the individual drops of kindness
Merge to become a trickle
And the trickles become a rivulet
Which, on merging, become a stream
The streams, in their turn a raging torrent
Then a mighty river
And the rivers, the ocean
Then, and only then
Will the tears of joy
Be greater than the tears of sadness in this world.

For true change occurs one person at a time.

So as a wise man once said,

Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Change Something You Do Daily
Change Something You Do Daily
Your claim that there is no evidence of adverse GMO impacts is a lie
Your claim that there is no evidence of adverse GMO impacts is a lie

Worth letting EVERYONE know this health risk.

To: Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser to the EC President, Office of José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

From: Dr Brian John, 14 February 2014

Dear Professor Glover,

Your claim that there is no evidence adverse GMO impacts is a lie

I look on myself as a member of the global scientific community, with a background in environmental research and a long list of contacts in academia and within environmental, health, and consumer NGOs. Many of my colleagues are directly involved in research in the GM field, and between them they have contributed hundreds of articles to the peer-reviewed literature.

In 2012 you wrote: "If we look at evidence from [more than] 15 years of growing and consuming GMO foods globally, then there is no substantiated case of any adverse impact on human health, animal health, or environmental health."[1] This statement has been repeated (as you knew it would be) by many individuals and organizations interested in the promotion of GM crops and foods, but it is nonetheless a lie.

In 2013 you wrote: "There is no evidence that GM technologies are any riskier than conventional breeding technologies and this has been confirmed by thousands of research projects. Food produced with GM technology is very common in other parts of the world, without any evidence that this has been harmful to the people that consumed it or to the environment at large."[2] With all due respect, that is a repetition of the same lie.

What literature do you read? And from whom do you obtain your scientific advice?

I wish to place on record that there is abundant and unequivocal published evidence, within and outside the peer-reviewed literature, of real harm to living organisms in the plant and animal kingdoms arising from the growing of GMO crops and the consumption of GMO foodstuffs. This material is freely available to any scientist who chooses to examine it, and many of the key publications are found within a list recently compiled and published by GMO Free USA.[3] I am not impressed when somebody in your position purports to be unaware of this very large body of evidence.

Of course, there are others lists of publications, some purporting to demonstrate harm associated with GMOs, and others purporting to show that they are safe. You refer to "thousands of research projects" and pretend that they all reach the same conclusion. That is of course nonsense. It is a sterile exercise to weigh up numbers and quality of papers for or against a proposition, and to claim that one set of papers is published in higher-ranking journals than another set. The point is that there is no consensus in the scientific community[4], and that it is absurd to retreat into a debate on what is "substantiated" and what is not. The fact of the matter is that there is a powerful case showing that GMOs are harmful, with the findings of many early papers substantiated and confirmed by subsequent research. To deny that case is to perpetrate a falsehood.

Will you please now retract your 2012 statement and accept that there is abundant evidence showing adverse impacts (both direct and indirect) on human and animal health and on the environment arising from the growing and consumption of GMO products?

And will you also issue an apology to those members of the research community whose publications (in peer-reviewed journals showing harm arising from the use of GMOs) you have so studiously ignored?

I look forward to your positive response on this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Brian John







ADHD research: Pain relief during pregnancy raises risks

Women who took paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, while pregnant had a 37 per cent higher risk of having a child who would be later given a hospital diagnosis of hyperkinetic disorder, a particularly severe form of ADHD, said the study published in the February 24 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics.

Most Difficult To Explain
Most Difficult To Explain


Until next time,
dream big dreams,
plan out how to achieve them,
be continually executing your plans,
enlist people to your causes,
travel and/or read widely, preferably both,
all the while observing what you observe
rather than thinking what you are told to think,
think well of your fellow man,
take time to help your fellow man,
he sorely needs it and it will help you too,
eat food that is good for your body,
exercise your body,
take time to destress,
and do the important things
that make a difference -
they are rarely the urgent ones!



Most of the content herein has been copied from someone else. Especially the images. My goodness some people are talented at creating aesthetics! The small bits that are of my creation are Copyright 2014 © by Tom Grimshaw - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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