What Is
Life In Fast Forward?
Welcome to the online home of me, some guy given the name John Cleveland Payne. In the grand scheme of life, I am just another guy with another blog. But to myself, and hopefully to all of you who actually read this, I am something a little more special. From a young age, I fell in love of the idea of ‘the message’ and medium in which you try to transmit.

Basically, everyone has a message to give to the world. Some are basic, some complex, some have the power to up lift and some are just out there to bring as many people down as possible. But everyone has a message, and most people have problems identifying their message. And the ones who get that far can seem to figure out how to get the world to listen.

Well, I have a message, and this is where I will get a chance to share it. Hopefully, you’ll get plenty of things to keep you motivated or inspired, provide knowledge and comfort, and just have a little fun. Apologies for the state of flux and state of seemingly confusing messages that you’ll get here for a while, as I am doing a lot of personal soul searching, and scrubbing of old ideas to take the best of the past to build a new beginning.

In 2007, I changed the name of blog from “The Mis-Adventures Of The Jazzy Cool One” to “Life In Fast Forward.” I began to tear down old blogs and newsletters and try to find places for them here. My goal is to take the focus off of me the person, and show the world the life I live and share with every human on the planet. I aspire to life at a very high standard, and instead of dealing with people who rather slow us down, I want to find ways to help people pick up there own pace. As you get to see an insight to the further adventures I hope to lead, hopefully you’ll enjoy the ride, and want to come along.

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Why You Are Going To Fail
Thursday, January 03, 2008
It's three days into new year, and your resolutions are still going strong, right?

Maybe not, but fear not friends, because with the help of a little reverse psychology, we might be able to right the ship and take your second look goal setting to the next level, even as your first crack at making major changes for 2008 fizzle out over the next few weeks.

Here is why all your well-intender resolutions will fail miserably:

Thinking To Small: Lose some weight? Eat better? Get a handle on my finance? If you've ever seen the acronym S.M.A.R.T. in reference to goal setting know that the 'S stands for specific. Vague hopes and wishes under the guises of a resolution will never be real enough for you to gain momentum to actually accomplish, since you wouldn't really know when you made it anyway.

Thinking To Big: The 'A' in S.M.A.R.T. stands for attainable and the 'R' stands for realistic. If you're 100 pounds over weight and expect to run a marathon this year, it ain't happening. A workout plan of 6 2-a-days will probably not last very long either. Making a goal you might actually keep (30-minute workouts three times a week, fast food no more that twice a week) will do you a lot better.

No True Plan: You said you were going to get organized. Closets? Garage? Change in your car cup holder? What exactly about you are you plaining on getting organized? How are you going to do it? Do you need expert help or just enough free weekends? Without an actual plan, you'll never get wherever your trying to get.

No Support System: Weaving a new new lifestyle into play is complicated enough. Not getting those around you in the game will make it impossible. Despite the best intentions, anyone not on your game plan for yourself will just ad to the possible distractions to keep you from achieving your goal. Then, there are those who are out to completely sabotage your efforts. Find a great group of supporters, and if a person seems to be working against your plans, learn to limit or eliminate your time with them.

You Don't Care: Admit it, you don't really want to get sweaty in a gym surrounded by strangers or stop eating fried jalapeños of breakfast. You don't want to change and only said you would because you thought it would get somebody off your back. They may be noble plans that would be great if you could make them happen, but you don't want to actually put in any effort to make them happen.

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