"A mind stretched to a new idea can never go back to its original dimension"

21,000 days of self-improvement :)

with 2 comments

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

2 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Assuming that “the average man” shaves once per day is a bit off, I think. Some people don’t have beards to shave off, have left their beards long or they are blonde and need shaving only once every two days. And that only for men who actually care who sees them unshaved. Myself, I shave twice a week.

    What one could ask is why do shaving creams have compounds that regenerate your skin and (consequently) your hair folicules? Why does a beard grow a lot faster if you use shaving cream compared and slower when you don’t?


    February 9, 2007 at 08:15

  2. “satisfy customer needs” vs “make the chumps needlessly need me”, I guess:), but anyway, the commercial reminded me that we have so many days=opportunities given.


    February 13, 2007 at 05:14

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s