The extraordinary discomfort fuels the driven through all barriers
Strengths vs. Weaknesses
In modern education, why are we always taught to work on our weaknesses? The focus is to ignore the strengths because they “don’t” need work and improve the weaknesses. In other words, part of our being that we feel the most shy, scared, or ashamed of… we should focus on? No discredit to a well-rounded person. Balance is essential to almost everything in life and certain...
I’d must admit, I have a tendency to get caught up with the huge dreams, massive goals, and dramatic milestones of life. When you want to achieve so bad, it’s easy to overlook the most important aspects of life. “Enjoying the process” is never something that I’ve been particularly good at. 2011 is wrapping up and here I sit reflecting on quite a year. Many social...
This country needs more trailblazers and less lemmings
What we most fear usually is what we most need to do– Tim Ferriss (via alex7107)
The Magic Bullet Doesn't Exist
The magic bullet doesn’t exist. Anything worth having requires a consistent, focused effort. No matter the size, take a step forward each day. Perfect the process and enjoy the rewards of a consistent effort. And remember… The magic bullet doesn’t exist. The magic is in the education learned from perseverance.
Nothing beats face-to-face?
Week in, week out, millions of business people travel the skies of our planet. The entire business travel industry is built on the principle “nothing beats face-to-face”. Airfare, hotels, and meals are huge expenses for companies and it makes me wonder… is it all worth it? 30 years ago, I agree with the statement. The communication limits make it just to resort to face-to-face...
In the land of the free, we are only slaves to our own minds
Perspective of a Prospective Engineer & Innovator:... →
peterxu: Growing up middle class may not be as great as it sounds. I think middle class people tend to be more conservative, cautious, and less willing to take risks. They tend to easily get caught in the Rat Race and not be bold or daring. This makes them less likely to become successful entrepreneurs. …
We’re too busy trying to earn a living that we forget to design a life– Tony Robbins
What are we REALLY saying?
I hear these phrases all the time and it drives me nuts. Right place, right time He/she just fell into it Looking for opportunities Just need a chance They’ve got it easy It was once said that a person’s happiness, health, wealth, relationships, accomplishments, faith, and anything else that has meaning is a derivative of the words that individual uses. Words are not just words,...
The Best Blog Online - Seth Godin →
Seth is a genius and will challenge you to think different… Certainly worth the morning read.
Nike Had It Right
Some of the best advice I’ve ever received… “Just Do It” Modern education teaches us to analyze the hell out of every last variable. In reality, it’s the “Do’ers” who get S%!& done. Nothing is permanent and everything can be altered. Get the necessary facts, review them quickly, make a decision, learn more along the way. Are you waiting for the...
I’ll mentally strip myself of all luxuries… Then I will have created...
Did We Forget?
How selfless is sacrificing one’s life for the greater good? How admirable is the thought process in which one’s says, “I will gladly perish, in hoping future generations enjoy the world I’ve only seen in my imagination”. For multiple generations prior to our luxurious existence, people have devoted their lives to the greater good. Do we think about them? Or do we...
Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice...– Warren Buffett
Ever Ask Why?
Have you lived a conversation like this? “We’re going to the store soon” announces the mother to her 5 year old son. “Why?” questions the child. “Because we need a few things” answers the mom. “What things?” “Ugggh…” her patience dwindles. “We need a bunch of stuff okay!” “Things for who Mom?” he continues. Although heavily irritating at times, most children are curious and ask for an...
The Dark Knight
Who knew we could learn from a blockbuster movie in a fictional town? Yes, thats right… In the movie The Dark Knight, Gotham is home to inspirational knowledge. Before the character of Aaron Eckhart burnt half of his face and turned into a homicidal madman, the pioneer of Gotham was the shining hope to a corrupt city. In the face of battle, when hope seemed dim at best… Harvey Dent...
Loyalty - Put It On The Line
Loyalty A character trait of the most honorable people in this world. With it, trust in one another shines the light on the foggy path of life. Without it, we never know the fulfillment of standing next to a common sole. Loyalty requires faith… the ability to put yourself on the line for the good of the relationships. Whether it business, friendship, or romantic… loyalty is earned,...
When a child has a dream, we applaud the creativity. As an adult, we tell them...
Intro: Sandbox Story
Guy wakes up to an alarm, spends the work day governed by schedules, memos, to-do lists, and continual reminders, then finishes the work day with rush hour traffic on the way home. Although mundane, he’s organized, on-track, and feels accomplished as he races from task to task. Back at home, his mind is mush from the post-it note gauntlet he lived the previous 12 hours. In turn, he has this to...