motivation Archive

  • Most of us adults think we have to work with a purpose in mind, but maybe we just have to remember what it was like to play. Have faith that new insights will occur, and immerse yourself fully in whatever your life's mission may be.

    Play!

    It's not just for children anymore
    Most of us adults think we have to work with a purpose in mind, but maybe we just have to remember what it was like to play. Have faith that new insights will occur, and immerse yourself fully in whatever your life's mission may be.

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  • So I dropped HUGE dollars for books - ten to be exact - and came home with two weeks' worth of reading material. One of the books is Thank God it's Monday! - A Tool Kit for Aligning Your Lifevision and Your Work, by Tim Hoerr. It is the height of irony that a book with this much to offer should be found in a place where overlooked, under-marketed books go to die.

    Thank God it’s Monday!

    Why wait until friday to start living?
    So I dropped HUGE dollars for books - ten to be exact - and came home with two weeks' worth of reading material. One of the books is Thank God it's Monday! - A Tool Kit for Aligning Your Lifevision and Your Work, by Tim Hoerr. It is the height of irony that a book with this much to offer should be found in a place where overlooked, under-marketed books go to die.

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  • I've been working on aspects of advanced swordsmanship with two of the most extraordinary swordsmen in the world, and we've been bashing our heads in (so to speak) trying to figure out how to write about what we do.

    A Job Well Begun

    Is a job half-emailed to your co-conspirators
    I've been working on aspects of advanced swordsmanship with two of the most extraordinary swordsmen in the world, and we've been bashing our heads in (so to speak) trying to figure out how to write about what we do.

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  • If you work with low expectations when the challenge is great, it may help you get through the tough work of doing one incremental task at a time without stressing about achieving the greater goal right away.

    What do you expect?

    Expect nothing, get ....
    If you work with low expectations when the challenge is great, it may help you get through the tough work of doing one incremental task at a time without stressing about achieving the greater goal right away.

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  • Except the past, which USED to be the present, and the future, which WILL be the present. You can't really do much about THEM though.

    There’s No Time Like The Present

    And you'll never have more of it.
    Except the past, which USED to be the present, and the future, which WILL be the present. You can't really do much about THEM though.

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  • What used to work was just to dig in, start working, and do whatever came to mind. When I was running a single business, that actually worked pretty well, as long as I had enough caffeine in my system!

    Task Management

    What works for you?
    What used to work was just to dig in, start working, and do whatever came to mind. When I was running a single business, that actually worked pretty well, as long as I had enough caffeine in my system!

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  • Mastery is not only a means of accomplishing the things of the world, but it is that by which a person fulfills the purpose of his life. It is not necessary for man to leave all the things of the world and go into retreat. He can attend to his business, to his profession, to his duties in life and yet at the same time develop this spirit in himself which is the spirit of mastery.

    Greed Really IS Good

    and it's not just Gordon Gecko who said so
    Mastery is not only a means of accomplishing the things of the world, but it is that by which a person fulfills the purpose of his life. It is not necessary for man to leave all the things of the world and go into retreat. He can attend to his business, to his profession, to his duties in life and yet at the same time develop this spirit in himself which is the spirit of mastery.

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  • So when my golf swing felt so great as a result of paying attention to one seemingly minor aspect, I knew the following days weren't going to be as exhilarating.

    Personal Development … Enjoy the fall!

    The road to success isn't always up hill.
    So when my golf swing felt so great as a result of paying attention to one seemingly minor aspect, I knew the following days weren't going to be as exhilarating.

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  • About 3 years ago, after reading perhaps the 100th self-help guide telling me I should simply

    Happiness

    You can't buy it for a million bucks!
    About 3 years ago, after reading perhaps the 100th self-help guide telling me I should simply "decide to be happy," I decided to put aside my lifetime of cynicism and simply give it a try.

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  • For the same reason that flow is so enjoyable – the fact that it’s all-encompassing – it is also an extraordinary state for learning.

    Flow Toward Mastery

    Get yourself engaged, slightly off balance, and completely focused on the moment
    For the same reason that flow is so enjoyable – the fact that it’s all-encompassing – it is also an extraordinary state for learning.

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