Principle — Slow down

Read as a teacher

Whenever you read something that you want to learn, read it as if you would teach it to someone else next day. Imagine you should talk about the subject for 10 minutes, giving an summary of the material you are reading. You’ll see that it is when you think about how to explain it to someone else that you will notice where your own understanding is lacking.

SJSA Fifth Grade, by Michael 1952

April 30, 2011   Comments Off

Enjoy the ride

After my last example Prepare to win, Karin added a great comment which made me feel compelled to add a new example as an follow-up. It is what Karin said, somewhat paraphrased.

Enjoying the ride, by MudflapDC

Don’t try to win if you just want to enjoy the ride.

Today’s lesson I would like to call Henrik’s Third Law of Advice: For every good advice there is an equally good advice saying the opposite. ;-)

February 26, 2011   2 Comments

The most insane schedule

Leo Babauta on being busy.

Industrial beauty, by monkeyc.net

In fact, often we compete by trying to show how busy we are. I have a thousand projects to do! Oh yeah? I have 10,000! The winner is the person who has the most insane schedule, who rushes from one thing to the next with the energy of a hummingbird, because obviously that means he’s the most successful and important.

Right?

Right?

January 17, 2011   2 Comments

The world will still need saving

December 22, 2009   Comments Off