Just a thought here.
So – this morning I have one of those days that continued from yesterday (and it’s not even hump day yet)!
So what do I do – I stop & ponder this thought that has nothing to do with anything happening at the moment (especially since I just locked the keys in my car and don’t have a spare and have just missed an appointment this morning, and my brain just starts to go where frustrated brains & their thoughts go …) Can’t make this shit up even if I tried to …
So – I’m looking up locksmiths and I click on one in my town that’s not located in my town. And I click another one in a town close to my town that’s not in either one of the towns and actually in a different County. Now I’m thinking WTF? This is probably gonna cost a small fortune so I decided to preoccupy myself with some thinking of something that is totally unrelated to the key.
Ah – hahhh. A million. There’s something to ponder. And i pondered and thought – yeah if I had a million i’d just buy another car – problem solved. And then those stupid thoughts just keep on entering that have nothing to do with anything and that’s where this morning has taken me, so – hope you don’t mind a journey into “Wonderland of a Million”.
And i think — I Mean How many people have actually — I Mean Really Really ACTUALLY Wrapped their Brains around this one?
The number is tossed around like it’s a five dollar bill. But …
Needless to say .. my brains pondering this thought since one million seems to be a kind of threshold number that automatically makes people think of either Total Success Money, Happiness, Fulfillment, and what have you, or, something that can’t be achieved.
One Million. My brain won’t let it go. It just keeps on a-pondering away …
Reaching a million seems nearly impossible to most people.
But – Just hear me out on this one. My brain is still pondering here …
Have you ever considered how long it would take counting all the way to a million.
Now remember … we’re not talking about dollars, or pennies, or objects, or anything else. We’re just talking about counting numbers.
Now … if you counted those numbers out loud - Did you know that it would take about six and a half (6.5) WEEKS to reach? That’s just about 46 days if you counted every number out loud.
Making a small change and counting the numbers in your head for 8 hours each day (counting 1 to 100 every minute) it would take about twenty (20) days. That’s counting 8 hours each day for about 3 solid weeks. That’s alot of work to reach a million, wouldn’t you agree? (yeah .. I really looked it up …)
And that’s a Big difference, isn’t it? I mean – cutting six and a half (6.5) weeks down to 3 weeks. That’s saving a bunch of time, isn’t it?
You can just cut the time in half by simply counting the numbers in your head! Go figure.
Yes – this is really what happened to my brain going somewhere to deal with the stupid ass problem of locking my keys in my car and not having a spare key … oyyyy – Andddd – I really looked this up when I couldn’t find a locksmith near me – because my brain decided to go into overwhelm mode and take a break and think of some useless shit that makes no sense whatsoever.
Needless to say, hitting one million anything takes effort. I mean – six and a half weeks to count to a million. That’s over a month and a half.
And to take it one step further … if you were to give up sleeping, eating, school, work and other activities and counted non-stop it would take about seven (7) days. But who (in their right mind) would want to do that, right?
That 3 weeks of counting in your head is looking pretty good at this point to reach that million. And … hopefully you’re starting to see what I started to see. That reaching a million can actually be achieved, right? I mean, you have to devote quite a bit of time to get there and Of course … it will require:
- Focus, and of course
But … the important point is – it can be achieved.
Sooo … now that i’ve realized that it can be done – there’s gotta be someone that can unlock my car, right? I mean I just figured out what it would take to reach my first million. That’s gotta be a milestone in anybody’s book.
And hitting my first million made me realize that once I get the car open – i’ve gotta make a copy of the key – because you need the key to get anything started.
So maybe I’ll ponder a bit more about setting resolutions that can actually work rather than saying some drunken statement while toasting to the New Year rolling in. Seems that achieving those little real world wins (like getting a copy of the key to open the door) are the things that really count in life.
This reminds me of the time I went horseback riding and my horse decided to break from the pack and run at a full gallop straight into an oak tree. Who woulda thunk I’d get a crazy horse. And it’s not even hump-day yet.
As Always, Stay Informed …