Posts Tagged ‘personal development’

As you wish: What’s driving you?

If you haven’t seen The Princess Bride, you may want to call up a friend and have them apologize for not making you watch it. Seriously, what’s your excuse? Netflix delivers to caves…probably. Whether you’ve seen it or not, please allow me to set the stage. Early on in the movie, we meet Westley, the…

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The way of the samurai: Master something and make it your passion

One of the things I love about Kurosawa samurai films is the way mastery shows itself through so many of the people. The samurai aren’t just into swordplay—though the movies wouldn’t be as much fun if there wasn’t plenty of that—but also show an appreciation for understanding the world around them. That attitude of mastery…

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Terms that make me chuckle: Survivorship bias

Survivorship bias is based on the claim there is a logic error in concentrating on the people or things that "survived"—or succeeded— some process and overlooking all the failures from the same system. It’s often used to beat up on anyone who writes a book on investment or business strategy. The reality is that most…

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Avoiding Burnout

While flipping through headlines with Feedly (ok, while ‘x’ing out dozens of articles in the blink of an eye, without reading them, using Feedly), I stopped at this Life Hack article: 11 Simple Ways To Avoid Burnout All great ideas, but it was #5 that made me laugh. Write a Manifesto Wow, I typically use…

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That’s Right, it’s SMART Goals Time

With 2010 upon us (I am so ready for a new decade), it’s a good time to set some goals for the coming year(s). Of course, any time is a good time to set new goals, but the near-universal slack time of December’s end seems to spark the desire in many to look ahead. Goal…

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New thoughts on the fruit coming from the roots

BE->DO->HAVE is the equivalent of the fruit coming from the roots, which is found in scripture. There’s also the thought that if you don’t like the fruit you’re bearing (the HAVE), you can choose new roots. Another way of saying this is that if you don’t like your values, choose different ones. All this is…

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