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
Failure Is Success
(At The Time of Writing I Was) Currently reading Rob Moores ‘I’m worth More’
One of the chapters is called – Failure Is Success
I’ve not read that chapter yet so it’ll be interesting to see if my take is similar to his.
When we fail at something we have succeeded in overcoming our fears, our resistance and doubts and actually taken action.
We’ve committed ourselves to the unknown
Like when you go in for a Personal Best, The weight is unknown, will you hit it, will you hurt yourself… We don’t know.
Hit the PB or fail
Your still a different person than you was before you tried
& That is where we succeed in failure.
Mistakes are great, we learn from them, we get valuable feedback from them and we can grow from them.
We don’t make enough of them though.
Not new ones anyway.
The mistakes we make are the same old ones, we make, weeks, months years ago…
They didn’t work then.. why would they work now?
We’re just scared of trying something new.