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Refusing the Urge to Quit

The keys to life are running and reading. When you’re running, there’s a little person that talks to you and says, “Oh I’m tired. My lung’s about to pop. I’m so hurt. There’s no way I can¬†possibly continue.” You want to quit. If you learn how to defeat that person when you’re running, you will learn how to not quit when things get hard in your life.... read more

Developing Self-Control

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control; these three alone lead one to sovereign power. - Alfred Lord Tennyson — I’ve often found myself fluttering in the wind so to speak, in regards to the events in my life.¬† I was– and sometimes still am –of the opinion that things happen to me and that all I can do is react.¬† I respond to catastrophe’s or a stroke of good luck and... read more

Pushing Through

When you’re running, there’s a little person that talks to you, and that little person says ‘I’m tired, my lungs are going to pop, I’m so hurt, I’m so tired. ¬†There’s no way I could possibly continue!’ and you want to quit. ¬†If you learn how to defeat that person while you’re running, you will learn how to not quit when things get hard in your... read more

A Finger in Too Many Pies

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. – English Idiom — All right, so let’s get the elephant in the room out of the way first. ¬†That quote was crap. ¬†I know it. ¬†You know it. ¬†(And if you find a better quote about diversification, e-mail me or leave it in the comments and I’ll update it!) I’m going to venture into territory I’m not overly experienced with... read more

Commitment

There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. – Unknown — Most people don’t really like to commit. ¬†Usually because once you’ve committed to something you’re, well… ¬†committed. ¬†You... read more

Taking a Step Back

What was once called the objective world is a sort of Rorschach ink blot, into which each culture, each system of science and religion, each type of personality, reads a meaning only remotely derived from the shape and color of the blot itself. –Lewis Mumford, “Orientation to Life,” The Conduct of Life, 1951 — Influence is a powerful weapon in both the right and wrong hands.¬†... read more

Education Isn’t What it Used to be Part 2

Every education system in the world is being reformed at the moment. And it’s not enough. Reform is no use anymore.¬† Because that’s simply improving a broken model.¬† What we need … is not evolution but a revolution in education. – Sir Ken Robinson — So, where were we? Ah yes.¬† Degrees. My point in saying that degrees are not worth what they used to be worth is not to... read more
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