We need to practice

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

Operating Systems

Operating Systems

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?

Each Change A Death

Each Change A Death – Marcus Aurelius

Each change brings about chaos from our normal world, Chaos of the unknown, Chaos of discomfort and Pain,

Each time we descend into this unknown world, We die a little,

We die a death…

A death of our old self.

A death of the way we used to do things

A death of the way we used to think…

And from those deaths we are reborn…

But life is ever-changing so we are forever dieing

& If you’re not adapting you will forever live in a world of Chaos.

‘If you’re not growing – Your dying’ – Tony Robbins

You can’t rely on your mood to get you where you need to be

You can’t rely on your mood to get you where you need to be

‘I’ve just got to be in the mood to read’ – Girl in Waterstones

I’m stood there earwigging at these two girls conversation as they blocked the whole bookcase

Then one of them starts saying how she hardly reads anymore because she ‘gets bored’ and ‘has to be in the mood’

I’m just thinking ‘get the f*ck out of the bookstore then or at least move out of my way’

But that conversation gave me some content for today’s Daily Fire.

You can’t rely on your mood to get you where you need to be

You have to do the stuff you don’t want to do when you don’t feel like it in order to hit your goals.

Even if that means reading a book on marketing or how to build the perfect blog or whatever topic you need to learn but it has zero interest to you…

Even if that means going to the gym when you just want to go home and order a Dominos

I could give you 100 more examples but you get the point right?

Soley relying on your mood (or motivation) to get that shit done is like climbing into the back seat of your car and expecting it to get you to work on time.

The point is you have to show up even when the correct mood does not.

Lifes a bit like an exam

Your lack of preparedness is costing you.

Lifes a bit like an exam, we don’t know what test is on the next page.

Like an exam, we sort of know what tools we’ll need to get us through the day providing everything goes as planned.

Those little tools can make the difference between passing and failing…

I resat my maths exams once, I rolled out of bed got to the exam hall last minute and started my test…

There was a couple of questions where you needed a ruler… I forgot mine because I wasn’t prepared so I just winged the answers.

I also finished my exam with 20 minutes to spare, instead of reviewing my answers, I just sat there and daydreamed, with five minutes to spare I quickly checked my answers and noticed, I had missed two pages.

Yeah I left with the same gcse as I did in high school (Totally worth giving up my Tuesday nights for)

The same rules go for you day to day if you fail to plan and prepare, if you don’t prep your meals, don’t plan for your meetings, you don’t service your car regularly and then it breaks downs on you…

You’re costing yourself valuable points…

and they’re the easy points to hit.

Take your ruler