Principle — Keep on going
On the importance of preparation and practice, from former Swedish cross country skier and biathlete Magdalena Forsberg. [FTBM]
The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win.
Do you want to prepare to win? Or do you just want to win?
February 25, 2011 2 Comments
Stephen Covey, in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, notes that changing habits are hard.
Habits have tremendous gravity pull – more than most people realize or would admit. Breaking deeply imbedded habitual tendencies such as procrastination, impatience, criticalness, or selfishness that violate basic principles of human effectiveness involves more than a little willpower and a few minor changes in our lives. “Lift off” takes a tremendous effort, but once we break out of the gravity pull, our freedom takes on a whole new dimension.
Yet another use for the Pareto principle – the first 20% of change takes 80% of the energy?
February 15, 2011 Comments Off
Randy Pausch explains why some things in life is harder, in his Last Lecture.
The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.
What brick walls are you banging your head against?
January 3, 2011 Comments Off
Nicely put by Randy Pausch in his Last lecture.
Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted.
What do you get?
December 26, 2010 Comments Off
Down-to-earth advice from the book Hur du motiverar dig själv när allt suger. [FTBM]
Life is like riding a bike. You have to continue forward to keep your balance.
I find it very true. The best way to go from feeling a little bit depressed to quite a lot depressed is to think about the fact that one feels depressed.
December 14, 2010 3 Comments
Some tips for how to get through darker times, by speaker and coach Birgitta Granström. (FTBM)
Always keep moving. Stay active no matter what happens. Failure can easily lead to that fear of the worst becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
February 22, 2010 Comments Off