“Forgetting your mistakes is a terrible error if you are trying to improve your cognition..
Why not celebrate stupidities!”
— Charlie Munger
I like smart successful people who admit that at times in the past they were complete stupid horses’ asses, simply because they are telling the truth. Because if one thinks deeply, What is success? If not a jar of mistakes from which a person commit to-learn from, change and grow?
Continue reading “Success: A jar of Mistakes.”
“They say life is like a race, have you ever seen an 1500 meters Olympic race?”
Normally a runner for the first two laps would run at a steady pace, only trying to keep himself consistently near the head, or at least the middle, of the pack of others racers , hoping not to fall too far behind as he also conserves energy for the whole race. Continue reading “A simple 3-Steps guide to Success.”
Do you know bout half of all the bananas consumed worldwide come from the same tree?
Hey i mean the very same tree . One tree gave rise to all half of the banana trees you see around. Yes! one tree. You don’t believe?
Ever heard of the Cavendish? It has no seeds and is propagated by grafting or cloning. Which means that they’re all identical.
Okay you think what if its true? Why care? Here is why… Continue reading “The big life-lesson from bananas.”
I am always impressed by a concert pianist, or a soccer midfielder, or a truly skillful visual artist. Their abilities seem other worldly. To mention a few, i think Picasso was a master, and Beethoven a genius, without forgetting about Thomas Edison the polymath.
The big question is, what makes these people so skillful? How did they start out like you and I and then become something so extraordinary?
The answer is what i try to discuss in this post.
Continue reading “Becoming an Expert: The Elements of Success, Part-1”
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“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” ~Theodore Roethke
via The Path — MakeItUltra™
Apparently, “Where will I go when I die?” is a question that agitates a lot of people. Well now, i have an answer to that, at least for some people.
–When they die, they go to medical school.
“Death. It doesn’t have to be boring” (pp 10-11).And i tell you this book isn’t boring.
Dead bodies are not supposed to tell stories, especially not stories of a kind of terrible beauty, nor are they supposed to have a purpose. Dead bodies are just that: dead. But in Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, there’s witty, entertaining, yet honest and respectful revelation on something more than the often macabre state of cadavers: a sort of beauty and importance of dead bodies. Continue reading “Death: It doesn’t have to be boring or the End.”
What Makes High Achievers Different Than the Rest?
To answer that question, let me tell you a quick story.
2,000+ years ago, A man of great strength lived in the hills of southern Italy. His athleticism and power made him not only the most successful wrestler but also certainly the most popular one of his day. His name was Milo of Croton
Milo was a six-time wrestling champion at the Ancient Olympic Games in Greece. In 540 BC, he won the boys wrestling category and then proceeded to win the men’s competition at the next five Olympic Games in a row.1
It is said that Milo built his large muscles and remarkable power through a simple but profound strategy.
One day, a newborn calf was born near his home. Milo lifted up the small animal and carried it on his shoulders. The next day, he returned to the pasture and did the same. Milo continued this routine each day for the next four years until he was no longer hoisting a small calf onto his shoulders but a four-year-old bull.! Continue reading “The Power of Tiny Gains.”