Be Here Each Day

WordPress’s Big Jump

Before I start, I just want to say what a change WordPress has made with 5.0.2. more specifically 5.0.

They eliminated a lot of options from the post and made it much more structured and minimal. I got confused for a few minutes, trying to figure it all out.

My brain wishes that the old option should be available and it may be still, but I can’t find it at the moment.

The best thing is to work with it, let it come to me. I know I can get used to writing and getting this posted if I just work at it.

And that’s why I’m here on Christmas Day. To work at the things that matter.


The Man in the Arena

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. 

Excerpt from the speech “Citizenship In A Republic”
delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April 1910 

When I read this quote the first time, I had the thought, “Oh yeah, that’s cool to be the person fighting in there, win or lose.” At least she did it compared to the tens, hundreds, maybe thousands that were spectating and cheering(or booing) her on.

I’ll probably struggle with this for as long as I live. Getting to the arena. Being in the arena, win or lose when it comes to the things I care about.

Why is it like this? Anthony Robbins said that many people, like me, get caught up with life.

I know that all too well. I get caught up with family. I get caught up being tired. I get caught up with work at the English Institute. I get caught up with Facebook.


So a couple of declarations I want to make on Christmas Day and thereafter:

  1. Minimize time on Facebook to birthday wishes.
  2. Write a post in Cyper daily with a minimum of 300 words. Hopefully, I can work it up to 500 after getting used to posting daily.
  3. Read a book for 30 minutes.
  4. Work on my project for at least in a 30-minute.
  5. Encourage me to work on my project in my spare time during the morning or the commute.
  6. Develop a process that will help me build 3 different skills in my life.
  7. Always have a notepad ready to write notes, doodle, and reflect.

Notes and Arrghs

  • WordPress 5.0.1, what a different beast you are. It’s a good thing for me to write a post daily.
  • My frustration of not giving credit where it’s due. I’ve written down things that I know came from another person. If I do find out where I got it, I’ll update the post and give proper credit to that person. Feel free to leave comments if you know where I got it, and I’ll update and give credit to you for helping me find it.
  • And thank you for reading. If you have been around here, please give me a shout out in the comments below.

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