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6 Remarkable Truths Uncovered in a Nursery Rhyme: Solomon Grundy | Ep 11
26th May 2021 • Victory in Mind • Waceke Wambaa
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Time, can we get more of it? How about a redo? Raincheck anyone?

All viable questions. Even though the nursery rhyme Solomon Grundy is metaphorical, illogical and perhaps nonsensical in nature, I have to admit there is something to be learned from it. Until we can crack the time code, if it's crackable, we remain bound by the finite concentrates that encapsulate time. This is where Solomon Grundy continues to speak to us.

Solomon's brief life teaches us some valuable points as to how to posture ourselves with this priceless finite commodity we call time. 

Enjoy pondering for a time:)

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[00:00:00] Show Introduction

[00:00:22] Intro music and voice over narration for the show

[00:00:55] Introduction to the show - always looking for looking for inspiration and motivation from anything I can find.

[00:02:07] Solomon Grundy Nursery Rhyme

[00:02:41] A bit of history of this nursery rhyme.

[00:03:23] Overriding theme of Solomon Grundy - time. We, as humans are fascinated with time. Solomon's brief life teaches us some valuable points as to how to posture ourselves with this priceless finite commodity we call time. 

[00:04:47] Number one. Just like Solomon Grundy, everything has a starting point. Does your idea, dream, plan, goal have its Monday?

[00:05:25] Two. Whatever it is you are looking to do. Don't wait.

[00:06:08] Number three. Focus.

[00:08:36] Number four. Live your life.

[00:09:18] Number five. Life happens.

[00:10:39] And finally, number six. Legacy. Good ol' Solomon Grundy. Who knew a nursery rhyme could cause one to ponder for a time ?

[00:13:34] Conclusion. Thank you so much for listening. Be sure that you subscribe to this podcast. That way you can automatically receive episodes and share the link. People share the link and the episodes with your social networks. You can go to our website www.victoryinmind.com for show notes as well as links to download and subscribe.

Thanks for staying tuned to Victory in Mind. We appreciate you. I'm your host, Waceke Wambaa thanking you for joining me on our podcast today. Remember you have a future. You have a hope.

[00:14:16] Outro music and voice over narration for the show

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[00:00:22] Are you concerned about your future, the state of the world and how to best navigate the options or lack thereof that life's throwin' your way? Well, welcome to Victory in Mind, the podcast that focuses on practical strategies and solutions in living out our created potential. Together, our tribe will motivate, activate, educate, engage, challenge and inspire us all towards our created potential. You have a future. You have a hope. So don't give up.

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Okay, come on, Ceke, a nursery rhyme? Y'all look, I'm all for looking for inspiration and motivation from anything I can find. This one just kept on coming up in the peanut gallery section of my mind, saying I want to share, I want to share, I have something to give. Who am I to say no? So I said, okay, Solomon. Solomon Grundy, let's hear what you have to say. He started by reintroducing himself to me. For all of us who might have forgotten or don't quite know this particular nursery [00:02:00] rhyme, here is the man, the myth, the mystery that is Solomon Grundy.

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As you can tell, I'm kinda saying it from my memory. Kind of remember him. Anyway, all jokes aside, even though it's metaphorical illogical and perhaps nonsensical in nature, I have to admit there is something to be learned from the life and times of Solomon Grundy.

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Uhhhh, that was not the Solomon I grew up with. Back in the day, Solomon Grundy was used to teach the days of the week. And so that's, that's kind of how I learned him.

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Until we can crack the time code, if it's crackable, we remain bound by the finite concentrates that encapsulate time. This is where Solomon Grundy continues to speak to us. His life was encapsulated in just the span of a week. The fact that time comes around for a moment. Then it's gone for eternity. Solomon's brief life teaches us some valuable points as to how to posture ourselves with this priceless finite commodity we call time.

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That idea that you have, that dream, that goal, it [00:05:00] may seem insignificant and not worthwhile, but if it burns in you, if it's crying for release of you to fulfill your created potential, whatever that idea is, that plan, that hope, in that season of time that you are in, perhaps it's time for you, for your idea to have it's Monday?

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Like Solomon, he got married. He didn't wait. So whatever dream, goal, plan you have for your life, don't wait, man. Time marches on. So too do windows of opportunity afforded to you and I. The intentions of your heart, the energies you have to pursue something, the excitement, the fortitude to take risks or not. That [00:06:00] time is not a big window. So what are you waiting for?

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Singularity of focus often results in the success of a thing. Focus helps us keep from spreading ourselves out so thin, that in the end we find that we might have accomplished absolutely nothing. So by having that singularity of focus, it increases the opportunities for success of whatever that thing is that you might want to pursue.

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So let's think about focusing while you and I still have that chance. Might you need to coalesce your ideas to just one? Maybe you've got a dozen ideas that are just not yet quite started. Or that are all cray cray all over the place, such that you're overwhelmed with even starting, let alone getting the task done. Or, you might actually have started, but now you find that you're like a deer in headlights because there's just too much around you, such that you're paralyzed in indecision. Take a deep breath.

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[00:08:36] Number four. Live your life.

Solomon Grundy did not wait for Wednesday to come before he started living. There is a place of waiting, but it's not to be confused with a place of stagnation that brings ruination by the determination to wait beyond waiting sake.

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[00:09:18] Number five. Life happens.

Solomon Grundy's life was not smooth sailing. This is not some sunny, rosy, nursery rhyme that focuses on blue skies, pretty flowers and lollipops. No. The reality is that life is fragile. In fact, in our previous episode, we talked about Aftershocks! Turning Crisis Points into Victory. Finding the strength to take life one step at a time.

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Don't check out. You've got so much to offer. My friend, live.

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The last two lines of the nursery rhyme is quite abrupt- died on Sunday and that was the end of Solomon Grundy. It does suggest the fact that we are here on this earth for [00:11:00] such a brief moment in time. It actually makes you wonder about legacy. As you and I live with victory in mind, what will our legacy be? The many ideas, goals, dreams, and plans we are currently dreaming, living and or planning for, once we are gone from the face of this earth, what will the legacy of our lives be?

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Legacy has an interesting way of impacting your heart, my heart [00:12:00] and our actions. When we are younger, there is that sense of the invisible nature and strength of our youth. Yet the older we get our mental focus shifts. The things one values as the get to 70 and 80 and beyond, seem like such a far cry from where they might have been when they were in their early twenties and thirties. And that's you and I.

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Good ol' Solomon Grundy. Who knew a nursery rhyme could cause one to ponder for a time ?

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You can go to our website, www.victoryinmind.com for show notes as well as links to download and subscribe. [00:14:00] We are looking for people to live out their full potential. Come join the tribe. I'm your host Waceke Wambaa, thanking you for joining me on our podcast today. Remember you have a future. You have a hope.

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