We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Tenacity is a virtue. Not getting what you want is the most valuable experience you can have.
– Randy Pausch
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
– Abraham Lincoln
When you talk, you are only repeating what you know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.
– Dalai Lama
I’ll confess: I’m a sucker for supplements. I recently came across one called “Unfair Advantage,” which promised to provide “a quick, body-friendly burst of brain-enhancing energy without the jittery caffene vibe.” I bought it of course; who doesn’t want easy…
Last week, I wrote about the importance of “deep work,” focusing on activities of cognitive worth. To increase one’s ability to do deep work, Cal Newport, the author of Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, recommends…
I’ve made no secret on this blog that I think qualities like deliberate practice, grit, a growth mindset, resiliency, essentialism and vulnerability are all critical to success. Just because I say these things and believe them doesn’t mean I don’t struggle with…