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Keep on going — Universal Principles

Principle — Keep on going

Prepare to win

On the importance of preparation and practice, from former Swedish cross country skier and biathlete Magdalena Forsberg. [FTBM]

Engine Man, by U.S. Army

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

Leaving gravity

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.

guaranteed, by Ramon Rosati

Yet another use for the Pareto principle – the first 20% of change takes 80% of the energy?

February 15, 2011   Comments Off

The brick walls

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?

Brick By Brick, by έŁέ¢τяøиί¢ έγέ

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.

cracked experience, by Hamed Parham

What do you get?

December 26, 2010   Comments Off

Like riding a bike

Down-to-earth advice from the book Hur du motiverar dig själv när allt suger. [FTBM]

so I rode my bike like lightning, by tantegert

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

Do not become stagnant

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.

A volta do tordilho-negro, by Eduardo Amorim

February 22, 2010   Comments Off