Motivation Monday: Start Now!

Now! Right now! Forget about reading this post, go out and do that thing that you should be doing to make your life better. Go! Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about why starting now is better than starting later.  There are so many excuses you can make when there’s something you want to do.  “There’s not enough time,” “I need to learn more or build a skill first,” “That just isn’t possible for me,” “I have to give up everything I have now.” It’s hard to start something new and work toward something different...

Slow Galaxies Form Stars

They may look like they are standing still, but galaxies are all spinning.  Spiral galaxies have the lovely regular spin of a disk, while elliptical galaxies are all over the place, a buzzing hive of stars.  We don’t see this rotation in real time because it takes millions of years for it to be noticeable.  The Milky Way takes 250 Million years to spin just once around it’s axis.  Looking at this rotation rate vs. distance from the galactic center was what originally led to the discovery of dark matter. Some galaxies do in fact spin slower than others, but how does...

Motivation Monday: Momentum

“Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!” So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter.” – J.R.R. Tolkien “The Hobbit”   You can start with a step, then another.  The steps build and become a slow walk, then a fast one, and then a trot.  The next thing you know, you’re jogging, faster and faster, then it’s a run.  The energy builds as...