I had a cool idea for a post today, but then I forgot what is was, so now I’m just kind of improvising as I go,
Because sometimes we can just sit and think too much and get nothing done whilst waiting for a bit of inspiration
Or we can just start something, good or bad it doesn’t matter because it will get the juices flowing and something good may come of it
What stands In the way becomes the way as Marcus Aurelius would say
It’s a bit like when your feeling anxious about something, say a job Interview,
Well during the interview your not anxious because your there in the present but worrying about is in the future
So action helps stop anxiety
We can think or we can do
We can worry or we can take action
We can let obstacles stop us, or we can use them to drive us forward
We don’t become virtuous by reading Epictetus or Seneca, We need to practice – Massimo Pigliucci
Practice, Practice, Practice that’s all we’re doing, all day every day,
The question is what are you practising?
Are you practising what you said you would or are you practising talking or quitting…
Talking about how you’re going to do this and how your going to do that Or quitting this because it didn’t work the first time
Jerry Seinfeld was booed off stage the first time he performed, did he quit… no, He practised
They are the lively hood of any tech gadget, any video game and anything in the digital world.
Operating systems are always changing, improving and innovating, That’s why you probably throw out your phone every 12-18 months to upgrade it for the fancier version…
If a tech company introduced a new device with a poor operating system that was difficult to use the company would go bust, Becuase nobody wants a poor slow device…
Yet we function on an operating system too and most often in today’s day and ages our Operating systems are far from supersmooth and reliable,
Yet even me whos writing this at this moment in time I have a dull aching pain running from my hip to part of my lower back because I have neglected to improve or fix the glitch in my operating system.
The question is
Why are we quick to improve our gadgets but not ourselves?
Why are we quick to offer other people advice on how to improve theirs but we don’t follow our own advise?
Failure Is Success (Part 2)
Yesterday I wrote my interpretation of the above-titled chapter,
This is a summary of what Rob (Moore) actually wrote
The harder you try the luckier you get, the more you persist on even when you keep getting rejected, missing shots and losing status the better chance you get at being a success.
Rob uses examples of famous success including Justin Rose (Golfer) Who took to fame at age 17 coming 4th in a major tournament… Over the next several years through his form slipped and so did his rankings, he slipped from being in the top 50 then to the top 100 then slipped even further out of the top 100 rankings…
He persisted on and in 2018 he was ranked no 1 golfer in the world (Along with a sweet 10 mill)
The point of the chapter was to embrace your failures
“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” – Bruce Lee
The first step to financial freedom isn’t earning more money, Its spending less
The same is true for good health – Hack away at the unessential.
The unessential amount of tv, the unessential amount of snacks and junk, Alchohol…
You will find the two go hand in hand, the less you spend on things you don’t need, The more money and time you will have to spend on actually living.