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  • Kenya fall nine places in rankings to sit 111th

    first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars players line up before facing Thailand in a friendly match in Bangkok on October 8, 2017. PHOTO/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 23 -The national football team Harambee Stars slumped nine places in latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday to occupy 111th position with 300 points.This is a huge drop for the Harambee Stars who previously held position 102 after dropping a massive 14 places in the rankings released in October. The drop comes despite Kenya not being in action this month, but it took effect because other teams played in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.Harambee Stars had a chance of improving the rankings if they had played friendly matches in the FIFA window on November 14, but unfortunately they saw matches against Rwanda and Zambia cancelled.Just recently Football Kenya Federation appointed Belgian Paul Put who is now tasked with the uphill assignment of making sure Kenya improve its ranking or even surpass Francis Kimanzi’s best ever rank of 68th attained in 2008.In April this year (2017), Kenya had achieved its second best rise in nine years after occupying 78th position.Uganda Cranes players line up before facing Harambee Stars in an international friendly match on August 31, 2016/Timothy OlobuluIn the East and Central Africa region (CECAFA), Uganda still holds the top position despite dropping four places to sit 74th globally, Kenya is second, Rwanda third on position 120 in the world followed by Tanzania who are slotted 142nd as Ethiopia closes the top five in the region standings on position 145 in spite of moving six places up.Kenya’s opponent in the CECAFA tournament Libya who is one of the guest teams rose a massive 10 places up to sit 72nd while another invited team Zimbabwe occupy 103rd position.In the African continent, Senegal who booked a slot in the 2018 FIFA World Cup sit top after a huge climb of 10 places up to be placed 23rd in the world.Egypt is the second best team in Africa in position 31, followed by DR Congo who are 36th, Morocco who also sailed through to the World Cup are fourth after moving eight places up to sit 40th while Burkina Faso close to top five in position 44.African champions Cameroon fell three places down to occupy 45th position.At the top of the globe sits world champions Germany, leading the way from Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium as the top five remained unchanged.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Premier League XI v La Liga XI: Is Gareth Bale right about the world’s best league?

    first_img Gareth Bale thinks La Liga is better than the Premier League, and Chelsea found out first hand last season just how strong Spanish football is Gareth Bale has taken a shot at English football after claiming La Liga is the best league in the world. The Champions League winner says the Spanish league is ‘the most exciting’ and points out that the world’s ‘top players’ are now plying their trade in Spain. So is he right? In an effort to find out, talkSPORT pick our best XI from both the English and Spanish leagues. Which do you think is the strongest?Premier League GoalkeeperThibaut Courtois has proved himself as one of Europe’s finest goalkeepers and is finally set to get his chance to show what he can do at Chelsea having returned from three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid. There he won La Liga and came desperately close to winning the Champions League and it is that European experience which sees him edge out Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris here.DefenceAt the back Pablo Zabaleta’s superb consistency at Manchester City means he is a shoo-in for the right-back spot while Chelsea’s new left-back Filipe Luis just gets the nod ahead of Leighton Baines. The former Atletico Madrid star played a key role in the meanest defence in La Liga last year as he helped his side win the title. In the middle, Luis is joined by his captain at Stamford Bridge, John Terry and Manchester City skipper Vincent Kompany, who both continue to prove they are the best Premier League defenders around.MidfieldA three-man midfield sees Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard anchor the side along with Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey and Manchester City’s rampaging Yaya Toure playing the furthest ahead. The Reds skipper performed brilliantly to help Liverpool mount an unexpected title challenge last time out, while Ramsey is rewarded for a blistering season, which saw him manage ten goals and eight assists despite missing large chunks of the campaign through injury. Toure publicly stating he will stay at City is a huge boost for this XI, with the Ivorian continuing to dominate from box-to-box for the Premier League champions.AttackAlexis Sanchez’s arrival at Arsenal has got fans purring with excitement. The Chilean enjoyed a tremendous World Cup and fine season at Barcelona, where he managed 19 goals and ten assists despite not always being first choice at the Nou Camp. The £34million arrival takes up a slot on the right side of attack, while Chelsea star Eden Hazard lines up on the opposite flank but both are easily capable of swapping when needed. The duo boast goals and creativity in abundance and the main striking position goes to Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, who despite struggling with injuries recently, is still one of the most lethal finishers in the game.The benchHugo Lloris is by far the most accomplished goalkeeper behind Courtois while the Belgian’s Chelsea team-mate, Petr Cech provides another alternative, though whether he leaves Stamford Bridge remains to be seen. In defence, Arsenal trio Laurent Koscielny, Per Mertesacker and Mathieu Debuchy all are unfortunate to miss out on the starting XI, as is Everton’s Leighton Baines. In midfield Cesc Fabregas, David Silva, Oscar, Juan Mata and Samir Nasri offer options. Further forward the likes of Robin van Persie, Alvaro Negredo, Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling, Theo Walcott, Romelu Lukaku and Diego Costa can also provide ammunition if called upon.La LigaGoalkeeperWith Thibaut Courtois returning to Chelsea, La Liga has lost its most consistent keeper over the last few seasons, and mistakes from Iker Casillas in both the World Cup and Champions League final suggest he’s not quite at the top of his game anymore. Diego Lopez also committed a few high profile errors last season – most notably in both league Clasico encounters – while Victor Valdes will depart Spain for a new league when back to full fitness. One man who looks ready to step up and become the best keeper in La Liga is Keylor Navas, who produced outstanding performances at the World Cup with Costa Rica, and managed to concede the fourth lowest number of goals in Spain last season with Levante – no small feat considering he didn’t have a back four of Real Madrid, Atletico or Barcelona’s quality in front of him. Appropriately, Real Madrid are on the verge of signing the Costa Rican.DefenceWhile Dani Alves looked a shadow of his former self last year, and Dani Carvajal had ups and downs throughout the season, Atletico Madrid’s Juanfran was always reliable for Diego Simeone at right back, proving vital for the Colchoneros. His team mates Diego Godin and Joao Miranda were the best centre back pairing in the league meanwhile, with the Atleti back four conceding fewer league goals (26) than any other side in either Spain or England in 2013/14. At left back, Jordi Alba is probably the best in his position left in Spain after the departure of Filipe Luis, with both Marcelo and Fabio Coentrao failing to find consistency.MidfieldOne of the few Barcelona players to escape last season with any credit, Sergio Busquets is still the best pure holding midfielder in the world, and has added more damaging forward passes to his game over the last two years. Ahead of him, Los Blancos midfielder Luka Modric has been more consistent than greats like Xavi or Andres Iniesta over the last year and a half, getting over a post-Christmas dip by producing a strong performance in Real Madrid’s Champions League final win. Toni Kroos, meanwhile, comes to Spain off the back of an exceptional World Cup, along with being Bayern Munich’s most consistent central midfielder last season, helped by Thiago Alcantara’s injury problems.ForwardsA ‘bad’ season for Lionel Messi meant scoring 41 goals in 46 games for Barcelona then dispatching a further four (plus a shoot-out penalty) en-route to a World Cup final with his nation. The Argentine still comfortably makes it in to the best team in Spain therefore, while there’s little debate over who at least one of his forward team mates would be. With 51 goals in 47 appearances last year, Cristiano Ronaldo once again hit ridiculous heights when it came to finding the back of the net, and 31 league strikes meant another Pichichi trophy for La Liga’s top scorer now rests on his mantelpiece. Gareth Bale, meanwhile, overcame a difficult start to the year by proving vital in Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey and Champions League wins, scoring in the finals of both tournaments, and finishing the season with 22 goals and 19 assists.The benchThe best of the rest is almost as good as the starting eleven. Diego Lopez, Iker Casillas and Claudio Bravo could fight it out for the back-up keeper’s role, while Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Raphael Varane and Dani Carvajal would all provide great defensive cover. Andres Iniesta, Angel Di Maria, Koke and Ivan Rakitic are all accomplished midfielders capable of playing for any team in the world, while Mario Mandzukic, Neymar, Luis Suarez and Karim Benzema aren’t exactly bad alternatives up front. A bench composed of any combination of the above players would be more than useful. 1 Which of these two teams do you think is the strongest, and which league do you think is the best? Let us know by leaving your thoughts below… 1last_img read more

  • RAMELTON TOWN BAND TO BRING ALL-IRELAND FLEADH TITLE HOME TONIGHT

    first_imgThe Ramelton Town Band celebrate after their All-Ireland win.Congratulations to the Ramelton Town Band , who won their fourth All-Ireland title yesterday at the Fleadh Cheoil Na hEireann in Sligo.The band members range in age from 5 years to 30 years , and have worked hard all year to prepare for this competition.They put in a fantastic performance in the arena , and was cheered on by there many supporters from Ramelton who traveled to show there support . They will return home to Ramelton this evening at 7pm for a victory parade and  will perform their winning piece.All are welcomed and encouraged to come out and welcome the champions back .RAMELTON TOWN BAND TO BRING ALL-IRELAND FLEADH TITLE HOME TONIGHT was last modified: August 17th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal FleadhRAMELTON TOWN BANDlast_img read more

  • Wendell Named WBCA All-Region Nominee

    first_imgPrint Friendly Version Teniya Page Penn State Sophomore Guard Katelynn Flaherty Michigan Junior Guard Lizzy Wendell Drake Senior Forward The selection committee uses an equation to determine an equitable number of nominees from each region. The number of NCAA Division I institutions in each region is divided by the number of NCAA Division I institutions overall to determine a percentage for each region. This percentage is then multiplied by 52 (the total number of desired finalists) to get the number of finalists for each region. The 2017 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America team will be announced Saturday, April 1 during the WBCA Convention in Dallas. Name Institution Year Pos. Brooke Schulte DePaul Senior Guard Tyra Buss Indiana Junior Guard In her final season, Wendell, who was named the 2017 Jackie Stiles Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year, averaged a league-leading 21.0 points and ranked among the top six in the MVC in assists (3.0, 5th), free throw percentage (74.3, 6th), shooting percentage (49.8, 5th) and steals (2.7, 2nd). Wendell’s scoring average ranks 13th in the nation, and she is the first MVC player to lead the league in scoring in three-straight seasons since Jackie Stiles led the league four straight seasons from 1998-2001. Wendell scored 2,551 career points, which is the third most in Drake and MVC history and second among active NCAA Division I players. She is just the fourth Bulldog and eighth MVC player to score 2,000 or more points. Wendell was selected to the All-MVC First Team all four years of her outstanding career, a feat that has been accomplished by just six others in MVC history. She was tabbed MVC Player of the Week a league-high five times this season and 14 times in her career, a total that is second all-time in Valley history behind Stiles. She had the longest double figure scoring streak in MVC history at 102-consecutive games and scored in double figures in 124-of-129 career games. Wendell leads active MVC players in career 20-plus point scoring games with 66 and 30-plus point games with 11, including two 43-point career-high performancesIn her freshman season, Wendell won a program-record eight MVC Newcomer of the Week awards and was named the MVC Freshman of the Year. She nabbed 268 career steals to rank second all-time at Drake, her career scoring clip of 19.8 points per game ranks third all-time at Drake and she made 230 three-pointers to rank fourth all-time at Drake. Brionna Jones Maryland Graduate Student Center WBCA Region 4 Nominees Jessica January DePaul Senior Guard Allazia Blockton Marquette Sophomore Guard ATLANTA – Drake University women’s basketball senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) has been selected as an All-Region nominee for the 2017 WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America team, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced Thursday, March 23 evening. The selection committee will select the 10-member WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America team from 52 candidates. Wendell was one of 12 honorees selected to the WBCA Region 4 team. Nia Coffey Northwestern Senior Forward Tori Jankoska Michigan State Senior Guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough Maryland Senior Guard Wendell helped Drake tie a program record for single season wins with a 28-5 record in 2016-17. The Bulldogs finished 18-0 in league play to win the regular season title and then claimed the MVC Tournament title with three wins in three days. The tournament title gave the Bulldogs an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, its first NCAA appearance since 2007. Kelsey Mitchell Ohio State Junior Guardlast_img read more

  • Men’s Soccer Clipped By ORU in Season Opener

    first_img Full Schedule Roster Drake answered in the 79th minute when Leroy Ensuguzi tallied the Bulldogs’ first goal of the season to trim Drake’s deficit to 2-1.  Preview Next Game: ESPN+ “We committed self-imposed mistakes that lead to their goals,” Smith said. “We need to review and clean up those mistakes at the individual player level.”  ORU scored twice in the first period with quick strikes in the 17th and 18th minute to take a 2-0 advantage into halftime. “Tonight was a tough result on the road,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “We started the game very well and created a handful of excellent chances. But we didn’t capitalize on those opportunities, which you need to do if you want to take points on the road.” Drake returns to action for its home opener Monday, Sept. 2 when it welcomes Milwaukee to Cownie Soccer Stadium for a 5 p.m. match.center_img Milwaukee 9/2/2019 – 5 PM TULSA, Okla. – The Drake University men’s soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision at Oral Roberts Friday evening in its season opener.  That aggressive attack and inability to maintain balance and shape allow the Golden Eagles to quickly add two more insurance goals in the 80th and 83rd minutes to earn the 4-1 victory. Watch Live “We worked hard and got ourselves back into the game at 2-1with Leroy’s goal, but didn’t manage their counterattack well enough,” Smith said. “We had a strong response in the second half and felt we had a chance, but when we commit players to attack, we need to manage the balance and shape defensively.” Live Stats “We have a quick turn around against Milwaukee Monday and have another opportunity to get back on the field and tighten a few things up from a performance perspective,” Smith added. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

  • WOW! DONEGAL GIRL (15) SETS NEW ‘WORLD RECORD’ AT POWERLIFTING

    first_imgRebecca Ryan with her winning trophySHE’S just 15 – and already a national champion!Rebecca Ryan from Milford stunned the world of powerlifting at the weekend when she set a new world record in Cork.She won the National All Ireland deadlift title in her T1 class. Not bad for a girl who only took the sport up last October after she won the “strongest female 2014” in her local gym in Evolution Fitness based in Milford.Rebecca lifted an amazing 120kg in her category.Unfortunately Rebecca was not registered long enough with the IDFPA to have her record count which would have been a “National & World Record title lift’.  WOW! DONEGAL GIRL (15) SETS NEW ‘WORLD RECORD’ AT POWERLIFTING was last modified: February 24th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MilfordpowerliftingRebecca RyanTitlelast_img read more

  • Shaban Lubega: PML Daily Premier League team of the Week 10

    first_img Tags: premier leagueTeam of the week Christian Pulisic (right) scored a hat trick on Saturday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Liverpool maintained their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League thanks to a 2-1 come-back victory over Tottenham on Sunday. Harry Kane stunned the Reds with the opener inside the first minute but two second-half goals by Jordan Henderson and Muhammad Salah (penalty) ensured Liverpool win the game. The victory takes them onto 28 points, six ahead of City in second.For Man City, they defeated Aston Villa 3-0 on Saturday. After a goalless first-half, Raheem Sterling, IIkay Gundogan and David Silva scored in the second to ensure a 7th victory of the season for Pep Guardiola’s side. City now have 22 points from 10 games.On the same weekend, Christian Pulisic scored a treble as Chelsea beat Burnley 4-2 away from home. The other goals for the Blues was scored by Willian before the home side pulled two back through Jay Rodriguez and Dwight McNeil.Third spot on the log is currently occupied by Leicester City who humiliated Southampton 9-0 on Friday with both Jamie Vardy and Ayoze Perez scoring hat tricks.On Sunday, Man United overcame Norwich 3-2 despite missing two penalties. Scot McTominay opened the scoring before both Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial who had missed from the spot earlier scored once each.Still on Sunday, Arsenal surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to Crystal Palace. Sokratis Papastathoplous and David Luis put Arsenal two up but a Luka Milivoijevic penalty and Jordan Ayew’s second-half strike ensured a share of the points.Elsewhere, Everton were defeated 3-2 by Brighton, Watford drew 0-0 with AFC Bournemouth, West Ham were held to a 1-1 draw with Sheffield United while the game between Newcastle United and Wolves also ended 1-1.Here are the XI players who stood out according to Shaban Lubega.GK: Tim Krul (Norwich City)This is going to raise all sorts of alarms but i am picking Krul in my goal despite conceding three goals in the loss to Man United on Sunday. The Norwich City custodian saved two penalties on the day and for me it is enough to get him the node.RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)Did not score or assist on the night but was at the basis of Liverpool’s 2-1 come-back victory at home to Spurs on Sunday. His passing range was out of this world on the day.LB:  Ben Chilwell (Leicester City)Scored once and assisted twice as Leicester humiliated Southampton 9-0 on Friday.CB: John Stones (Man City)Back from a lay-off, Stones was excellent alongside Fernadinho as City kept a clean sheet in their 3-0 win at home to Aston Villa.CB: Jamal Lascelles (Newcastle United)Scored the opener in Newcastle United’s 1-1 draw at home to Wolves.MF: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)Often criticized for not being good enough, Henderson was brilliant in the victory over Spurs-scoring the opening goal on the day.MF: Ilkay Gundogan (Man City)Arguably his best performance in a Citizens’ shirt, Gundogan was the chief-orchestrator as City beat Aston Villa 3-0, scoring the third goal.MF: Robbie Brady (Burnley).His side may have lost 4-2 to Chelsea but the Irishman came off the bench to assist both of Burnley’s goals.FW: Christian Pulisic (Chelsea).What a week Pulisic has had! He came off the bench to assist Michy Batshuayi for the winner away to Ajax on Tuesday and then scored a hat trick for Chelsea in the win over Burnley on Saturday.FW: Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)Scored a hat trick in the 9-0 demolition of Southampton on Friday.FW: Ayoze Perez (Leicester City)Perez also scored a hattrick as Leicester humiliated Southampton 9-0.Comments last_img read more

  • Bulega names 35 to start preps for CECAFA Women’s Championships

    first_img Tags: CECAFA Women’s Championships 2019crested cranesfaridah bulegaShe Corporates The Crested Cranes will start preparations on Thursday, October 31st. (PHOTO/File)CECAFA Women’s Championships 2019Dar es Salaam, Tanzania14th-24th NovemberThe Uganda Crested Cranes head coach Faridha Bulega has named a squad of 35 players to start preparations for the 2019 CECAFA Women Challenge Cup.The tournament which will be played in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania is expected to start on the 14th and end on the 24th of November.The 35 players will start non-residential training on Thursday, 31st November 2019 at Luzira for five days before the team enters a residential setting at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.By 11th or 12th November 2019, the final team will be named that will travel to Dar es Salaam.It has also been confirmed that Ruth Aturo will be the captain of the side.Uganda is in Group B alongside Kenya, Ethiopia, and Djibouti.It is viewed as the group of death as Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia are powerhouses in women football in the region.Uganda will have to be at their best so as to progress as their latest meetings with both Kenya and Ethiopia have not ended well.Group A will see hosts Tanzania tussle it out with Zanzibar, Burundi and South Sudan for a place in the last four.Hosts Tanzania are the defending champions and have won the regional tournament for the last two editions.Crested Cranes SquadGoalkeepersDaisy Nakaziro (Lady Doves), Ruth Aturo (UCU Lady Cardinals), Irene Atumango (Lady Doves), Vannesa Karungi (She Corporate)DefendersViola Namuddu (Makerere University), Shadia Nankya (UCU Lady Cardinals), Bridget Nabisaalu (She Corporate), Mercy Nabulobi (UCU Lady Cardinals), Margret Birabirwa (Muteesa 1 Royal), Marion Amangat (Olila High School), Brendah Nandagire (Uganda Martyrs),  Stella Musibika (Kawempe Muslim), Eunice Ariokot (Olila High School), Grace Aluka (Maroons Women Football Club), Aisha Namukisa (Kawempe Queens)MidfieldersAsia Nakibuka (Kawempe Muslim), Sarah Nakuya (Nkumba University), Norah Alupo (Saviors), Zaina Nandede (She Kataka), Riticia Nabbosa (Lady Doves), Esther Beatrice Adokole (She Kataka), Teddy Najjuma (UCU Lady Cardinals), Harriet Nakuba (Kampala Queens), Phiona Nabumba (She Corporate), Amina Nababi (Makerere University), Fauzia Najjemba (Kampala Queens)ForwardsHasifa Nassuna (UCU Lady Cardinals), Juliet Nalukenge (Kawempe Muslim), Margret Kunihira (Kawempe Muslim), Rashidah Nankya (Uganda Martyrs), Resty Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Zainah Nanziri (Kampala Queens), Fazila Ikwaput (Lady Doves), Shamirah Nalugya (Kawempe Muslim), Mable Kusasira (Kampala Queens)2019 CECAFA Women’s Championship GroupsGroup ATanzania, Zanzibar, Burundi South SudanGroup BUganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, DjiboutiCrested Cranes fixtures-15th November 2019 – Uganda vs Djibouti-17th November 2019 – Ethiopia vs Uganda-19th November 2019 – Uganda vs KenyaComments last_img read more

  • How to Use Kinect to Control Adobe Flash Using Node.js

    first_imgRelated Posts Tomorrow the interactive marketing agency BLITZ will release source code and scripts for using Kinect with Adobe Flash by way of Node.js. The company has also released a short video tutorial, embedded below, explaining how to get Kinect and Flash working together. BLITZ’s solution should also work with Silverlight and Unity. The source code will be available from BLITZ’s blog at 8:00 AM Pacific on January 12. Tags:#hack#Hack of the Day 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? klint finley Flash Kinect Demo from BLITZ Agency on Vimeo.In November open souce drivers for Kinect were released by Hector Marcan. This release inspired BLITZ Director of Technology Noah Gedrich and Software Developer Yosef Flomin to start tinkering with Kinect. According to the copy BLITZ included with the video:Having worked with multiple UI technologies over the years, Gedrich and Flomin realized that if they could get Kinect to publish information that any UI platform could support, a slew of developers could use this same code to create breakthrough motion-based experiences using familiar markup languages.The trick? A simple socket server. Using a C++ application to send all the skeleton data to a socket server, they were able to connect other technology to the socket, enabling use of the data.This is an exciting development in Kinect hacking and should open up the device to more developers.last_img read more

  • Your Why Do List

    first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now You are not a procrastinator because there is no such thing. You are a human being who happens to procrastinate. Procrastination isn’t a nationality, like Italian. You weren’t born a procrastinator. It isn’t your identity, even if you claim it as such as a way to absolve yourself of the responsibility to act or assuage the guilt you feel for not doing what you need to do.But there is a reason that you procrastinate. It’s because you are thinking “to do” when you need to think “why do.”The reason that the tasks on your “to do” list aren’t inspiring is because they’re only tasks. “To do’s” aren’t inspiring, they aren’t motivating, and they don’t excite your soul. “Why do’s” are everything that “to do’s” are not; they are compelling, inspiring, and motivating. “Why do’s” move you. They very literally motivate you by providing you with your motive, your reason why.We humans are meaning seeking creatures. We want to make a difference. We want to do something that matters. Look, the only thing you really need to do to survive is eat, sleep, breathe, and stay out of the elements. Once you’ve got these covered and your survival isn’t threatened, you need to move on to doing something bigger and better. You need to thrive. And thriving is different from surviving.What you do is only important if it’s attached to some greater mission, some greater meaning, some greater why.Look at some task you’ve been putting off. Why does this task matter? What could it mean if you brought your very best self to it? What difference could you make if you invested that task with real meaning. Who does this task serve and why is it that you are serving them?What’s your reason why?last_img read more