Time Capsule #18

Newton's 1st Law, set-pieces, and the Book of Job.


Hope you are well on this fine Sunday morning (Eastern Daylight Time).

The Sabbath — a day of rest and a chance for City to capture the first silverware of the season.


✏️ Newton’s 1st Law

When you find yourself in the thickness of pursuing a goal or dream, stop only to rest. Momentum builds success.

~ Suzy Kassem

Momentum is the key to supercharging growth.

It starts with commitment — whether it's a goal, a healthy habit, or something else, momentum loses its steam without commitment. You must make the conscious choice to stay the path, to keep showing up. If something is important to you, you will do it even when you don't feel like it.

Commitment is then transformed into discipline, one of the primary muscles of self-development. If momentum is a key, discipline is a battering ram. Discipline will knock down your previous limitations, your preconceptions about who you are and what you think is possible. Discipline is so powerful because, in any skill or field, there comes to a point when discipline and hard work are what will take you to the next level. Turn your commitment into discipline to start fueling the engine.

An object in motion stays in motion. Don't take your foot off the gas pedal.

Keeping showing up and harness the power of momentum.

The more you move, the easier it is to keep moving. Maintain the momentum.

~ James Clear

📸 Photo of the Week

Set pieces can be the difference-maker.

📖 Book of the Week — The Book of Job

As long as my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils, my lips will not speak falsehood, and my tongue will not utter deceit.

~ Job 27:3-4

This was the first book of the Bible I read and is one of my favourites. It tells the story of Job, a wealthy, healthy, God-fearing man who was tested by the devil after a bet with God. The devil believes that Job is only faithful because he has been blessed, and is allowed by God to torment Job (but not take his life) to test his theory. Job loses his wealth, his children, and his health in this trial, and struggles with the injustice of his suffering — but his faith does not waver. After a long conversation with several of his friends, who believe he must have done something to warrant his misfortune, God appears before Job to respond to his lamentations. At the end of the story, God restores Job with twice as much wealth, more children, and long life.

To me, this story offers an explanation of the sufferings of this world, which often affect those who are good people whilst the evil prosper. His faith in God during his trial is admirable and an example to follow.

Suffering comes inexplicably, as does restoration.

💭 Quote of the Week

From what may anyone be saved? Only from themselves! That is their individual hell; they dig it with their own desires.

~ Edgar Cayce

🔭 Sunday Best

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