Jul 29, 2010
I have never begun any important venture for which I felt adequately prepared.
I hate procrastination with a passion, despite being a much more avid user of it than I would like to be.Â It stops you from doing all the things you want to do with your life because you’re too scared, or you’re not prepared enough (At least, that’s what you tell yourself.) to...
Jul 28, 2010
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one’s ideas, to take a calculated risk – and to act.
I just read this list entitled ‘Why Intelligent People Fail’ on Mr. Matt Mullenweg’s blog over at ma.tt and found it to be incredibly on point, but...
Jul 21, 2010
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
Whether or it’s with school, work, or even a personal project, pretty much everybody I know at one time or another has slaved over something without wanting to take...
Jul 19, 2010
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they donâ€™t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
It sounds a little ridiculous at first, doesn’t it?Â I always had problems logically connecting the...
Jul 16, 2010
Donâ€™t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a weekâ€™s value out of a year while another man gets a full yearâ€™s value out of a week.
I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve picked up the guitar in order to learn how to play.Â Or started learning the Kanji for Japanese (The set of symbols...
Jul 12, 2010
Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race....
Jul 9, 2010
If you missed part 1, not to worry.Â You can find it here.
A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault. –John Henry Newman
Welcome back!Â In part 2 I’ll be discussing perfectionism in relationships and perfectionism of the self, as well as how you can avoid the trap of perfectionism if it’s preventing you from advancing...