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Archive for February 2007

Why Vegetarianism Makes Sense

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February 8, 2007 at 04:46

Grit predicted success better than I.Q., SAT scores and past grades

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“the secret of grit is ‘tenaciously pursuing something over the long term’. Sure you know that, but since the typical American watches TV up to five hours daily, who has time for grit and/or passion?

[..] “Persistence and determination is the secret because we learn by our ‘mistakes’. Working on a skill daily produces Kaizen, small improvements that add up to massive reactions. We get better, little by little, until we own the skill or knowledge through practice.”

[..] The grit research on 1,223 West Point entering freshmen predicted success better than I.Q., SAT scores and past grades. This grit thing was a better predictor of winning than anything else for contestants in a National Spelling Bee, and kids in an elite prep school. It applies to them, and to all of us.

Until you get mad, excite your brain’s amygdala, you and I will seek out distractions and refuse to put in the time to win the marbles. If you aint passionate about something in a negative way, it is a pipedream not a reality.”

Got Grit? by H. Bernard Wechsler

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February 4, 2007 at 01:46

21,000 days of self-improvement :)

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The average man shaves approx. 20.000 times during his lifetime

60 years = 21900+15 days

– that’s what a shaving products marketer says. Marketing “facts” notwithstanding, if you do a good thing often, it’s worth continuing learning and doing it better :)

So many days to live, to enjoy, to get better… :)

A small, non threatening (see kaizen), habit takes say 21 to 36 consecutive days to become automatic and integrated in your life. That’s 10 to 17 such intervals per year. And after that, the investment effortlessly pays for itself for the rest of your life.

So it better be a good investment :))

We usually overestimate what we think we can accomplish in one year – but we grossly underestimate what we can accomplish in a decade.- Anthony Robbins

You cannot not do anything. If you stop doing a new thing, you get back to the old habits, which is nothing new, but not nothing:) Duh:)

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. (Carlos Castaneda)


Written by flowingly

February 1, 2007 at 09:18