Posts Tagged ‘Life’
Posted by imrananwar on December 16, 2016
One of my worst weaknesses (yes, shocking that I have even one, right? LOL) all my life has been procrasti….. wait a second, let me install this hot new software first… OK… I am back… yes, as I was saying… procrastination. I am kidding about installing the software (or am I ? LOL).. but you get the idea.
The one flaw of my many which has let me… or, I should say, that I have let keep me from doing all that I need, want, aim, dream and hope to achieve in my life. I have probably only hit 1-2% of all that God gave my potential for, and it is a crying shame that it is so little because of the one weakness which I allow to get the better of me.
One way I have compensated for the many days of my life I was not productive is doing things in binges… Just like watching Netflix‘s The House Of Cards 13 episodes per season within 2-3 nights, I will sometimes go 24-36 hours on a productivity binge.
That is what I ended up doing last night when I took this selfie this morning. As Friday dawns over the Great South Bay outside my windows at home on Long Island, with merely 2 weeks left in what was one of the fastest flying years I can remember, I am taking time to reflect.
The good thing on such 24-36 hour days is that I will get a lot done, but the down side is that each time, each darn time, I kick myself about how this or that could have been done weeks, or even months ago. And, as many of you are all too familiar, I am sure, you too end up swearing off procrastination, “Never Again!” Until, of course, we do it the very next day or week.
We may not always overcome every weakness, but at least committing to fight it is a step forward. Not just a promise to make in new year’s resolutions, not just in promising ourselves to try to make tomorrow better, but to doing it Now!… Forget doing better tomorrow.. Make the rest of today, make the rest of this hour, even make this minute, a better use of time than the previous.
That is a fresh start without having to wait for a new year… That is a chance to begin anew even as our lives hurtle towards an end we all will reach sooner or later. No matter what time is left available to use, let us promise to make better use of it.
May God give us the strength to overcome our weaknesses and the tenderness to forgive ourselves and others for what we fail to achieve due to them. As long as we promise “I can and will do better” … we will!
© 2016 IMRAN™
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Posted by imrananwar on June 19, 2016
Posted in Family, Imran, Imran Anwar, Lahore, Memories, Pakistan, Travel, Travelogue | Tagged: Family, Imran, Imran Anwar, Lahore, Life, Life Lessons, Memoriam, Memories, Pakistan, Philosophy, Stories, Travel, Travelogue | Leave a Comment »
Posted by imrananwar on April 11, 2016
Posted in Birds, Imran, Imran Anwar, Inspiration, Life Lessons, Love, Memories, Nature, Philosophy, Quotation | Tagged: Birds, Imran, Imran Anwar, Life, Life Lessons, Memoriam, Pets, Philosophy | Leave a Comment »
Posted by imrananwar on April 10, 2016
Posted in Beach, Cloud, Imran, Imran Anwar, Inspiration, Life, Long Island, Nature, New York, Philosophy, Photography, Sunset, Uncategorized | Tagged: Dusk, Imran, Imran Anwar, Inspiration, Life, Long Island, Nature, New York, Philosophy, photograohy, Sunset | Leave a Comment »
Posted by imrananwar on January 14, 2016
When the lapdog henchmen treasonous military officials under dead dog dictator General Zia had me arrested and court martial(ed) for being a student leader opposed to his CIA-backed, US-funded, fundamentalist-creating, government, I was among several people thrown in Kot Lakhpat Prison, in Lahore, Pakistan… of course after being beaten up quite well by 6 cops, sentenced ostensibly to 2 years hard labor without any defense allowed by some two-bit colonel in Summary Military Court (SMC37), shackled and thrown off a truck on reaching prison…the amazing thing was how my mind immediately started looking forward to making that a positive experience. I immediately decided I would request 3 things to be sent to me.
These would be sheets of paper and some pens so I could write a book (still not done since 1982 LOL), learn to play #music (with the ground breaking Casio VL-1) and, yes, a Rubik’s Cube so I could learn to solve it. In the decades since, I wrote a lot but did not actually publish a book, I made a music CD but did not actually learn to play piano or guitar, but one thing I did not even get to try much… the Cube.
Good thing I waited so long, as you can see from this video, when even a rudimentary robot can effortlessly solve it. Auto-Melody and Accompaniment & Tune programs already exist in music, making untalented people like me sound tolerable. Now all I have to do is wait for the one that will take all my writings, organize them and publish a couple of books for me. LOL
Posted in CIA, Democracy, Dictatorship, Freedom, Imran, Imran Anwar, Inspiration, Life, Music, Politics, Technology, Video, Writing | Tagged: Democracy, Dictatorship, Freedom, Humor, Imran, Imran Anwar, Inspiration, Life, Pakistan, Politics, Robotics, Technology, USA | Leave a Comment »
Posted by imrananwar on July 16, 2015
Bard & Bard, In Memory Of A Friend. Exactly 25 Years Ago! Upstate New York photo (printed and scanned in 1990) was taken…
Posted by Imran Anwar on Thursday, July 16, 2015
Posted in Education, Family, History, Imran, Imran Anwar, Lahore, Memories, New York, Pakistan, Travel, USA | Tagged: Family, Frienships, History, Imran, Imran Anwar, Life, Memoriam, Memories, New York, RIP, Travelogue | Leave a Comment »
Posted by imrananwar on May 19, 2014
Another impossibly beautiful variation of colors in the magical dusk sensually revealing its incredibly breathtaking charms to me leaves me breathless as I surrender self control to savor its total submission on the planet sized canvas sheet of the heavenly sky. – Imran Anwar
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