Sunday, April 7, 2024

The Force

Star Wars

No, try not. Do, or do not. There is no try!

The Force |

The Force is a mysterious energy field created by life that binds the galaxy together. Harnessing the power of the Force gives the Jedi, the Sith, and others sensitive to this spiritual energy extraordinary abilities, such as levitating objects, tricking minds, and seeing things before they happen.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Goals: Self Authoring

THIS Is A Miracle of Stupidity! w/ Dr. Jordan Peterson - YouTube

How the Self Authoring Program Works | Jordan B Peterson - YouTube

you need to develop a vision for your life and that makes delaying
gratification for example and not engaging in impulsive momentary pleasure worthwhile 
because you're building towards something that you actually want to attain

what do you want your life to look like in five years

when you have a vision that's very very clear and high definition, burnout just kind of goes away

help people develop a vision and one of the things we ask people to do is 
just to sit for 15 minutes write for 15 minutes badly

students do that before they went to university
and just doing it for 90 minutes developing that Vision 
drop their dropout rate 50 percent
and increase the grade point average 35 percent

our school system was set up to produce mindless obedient workers...

People who spend time writing carefully about themselves
become happier, less anxious and depressed and physically healthier.
They become more productive, persistent and engaged in life.
This is because thinking about where you came from,
who you are and where you are going helps you chart a simpler and more rewarding path through life.

There’s some impressive science to back up goal setting. And yet it’s something we’re never taught or encouraged to do. But the statistics don’t lie, and make a strong argument for getting good at this skill; and making a habit of it.

A Harvard Business Study found that the 3% of graduates from their MBA who had their goals written down, ended up earning ten times as much as the other 97% put together, just ten years after graduation.

S-M-A-R-T Goals.
This acronym stands for Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, Timely.

Saturday, March 23, 2024

book: Get Better at Anything by Scott H. Young

Get Better at Anything: 12 Maxims for Mastery: Young, Scott H.: 9780063256675: Books

The author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Ultralearning explores why it’s so difficult for people to learn new skills, arguing that three factors must be met to make advancement possible, and offering 12 maxims to improve the way we learn.

In Get Better At Anything, Scott Young argues that there are three key factors in helping us learn:

See—Most of what we know comes from other people. The ease of learning from others determines, to a large extent, how quickly we can improve.

Do—Mastery requires practice. But not just any practice will do. Our brains are fantastic effort-saving machines, which can be both a tremendous advantage and a curse.

Feedback—Progress requires constant adjustment. Not just the red stroke of a teacher’s pen, but the results of hands-on experience.

When we’re able to learn from the example of other people, practice extensively ourselves, and get reliable feedback, rapid progress results. Yet, when one, or all, of these factors is inhibited, improvement often becomes impossible. Using research and real-life examples, Young breaks down these elements into twelve simple maxims. Whether you’re a student studying for an exam, an employee facing a new skill at work, or just want to get better at something you’re interested in, his insights will help you do it better.

Saturday, March 16, 2024

book: The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

An old popular book about about power of belief.
While it is based on Bible and with specific religious foundation,
it could be a useful "philosophy" for life in general.
Audio version recommended. The Power of Positive Thinking: Ten Traits for Maximum Results (Audible Audio Edition): Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, John Bedford Lloyd, Clifford Peale, Simon & Schuster Audio: Audible Books & Originals

The Power of Positive Thinking - Wikipedia

1952 self-help book by American minister Norman Vincent Peale. It provides anecdotal "case histories" of positive thinking using a biblical approach, and practical instructions which were designed to help the reader achieve a permanent and optimistic attitude. These techniques usually involved affirmations and visualizations

reviews / summaries / quotes

"the roots of success lie in the mind and teach you how to believe in yourself, break the habit of worrying, and take control of your life by taking control of your thoughts and changing your attitude."

"In "The Power of Positive Thinking," Dr. Norman Vincent Peale delivers a powerful message of hope and inspiration, providing readers with practical tools and techniques to build a positive mindset, overcome adversity, and achieve personal growth."