“Why Do You Want to Live Longer?”
By thegrayingsaver February 12, 2019
Post From Get Rich Slowly
When I was an undergrad I remember one of my English professors asking a class of about 30-40 people to raise their hand if they’d like to live forever. My memory is that no one raised their hand. I know I didn’t.
Did we want to live longer? Yeah, sure. Forever? Not so much.
Around that same period – early 90’s? – I remember reading an interview with guitarist/song writer J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. The interviewer asked him something along the lines of why he didn’t play much in alternate guitar tunings. His reply was something like – “why do anything if you can do everything?”
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
If Nothing Changes, Nothing Is Going to Change
By James Clear | Deliberate Practice, Self-Improvement, Strength Training
If you have ever taken a few weeks off from exercise and then completed a strenuous workout, you may know what I'm about to say.
That first workout back from a long break can be tough, but it's usually the soreness that follows a few days later that is really brutal. For example, if you do a squat workout after a few weeks off, it can hurt to simply sit in a chair or climb the stairs later that week.
One of the quickest ways to resolve this soreness is very counterintuitive:
What To Do When Willpower Doesn’t Work
Redefining willpower in a world of temptation
Bt Aytekin Tank Dec 5, 2018
Originally published on JOTFORM.COM
It’s 3 pm and my energy starts to dip.
I head outside to grab an espresso and pass a bakery promoting a two-for-one donut special. Faced with an array of glazed treats, my willpower starts to wane.
My brain is consumed with a single question:
To donut or not to donut?
Each day, we all face tough decisions that test our willpower — and some decisions have a greater impact than others.
Whether or not we believe willpower is a myth, it remains a continual challenge, especially when facing distractions or temptations.
Pretend Your Time is Worth $1,000/Hour and You’ll Become 100x More Productive
How you value your time is how you value your life
Anthony Moore Jan 17 2019
“Pretend your time is worth $1,000/hr. Would you spend five of them doing extra work for free? Would you waste one on being angry?” -Niklas Göke
You have very few hours here on on this earth.
Still, many people waste much of their time on pointless, low-quality activities that don’t help them reach their true goals — their mission.
The truth is, most people value their time at far, far less than it’s worth.
They say yes to things they have no business doing. They give away their talents, attention, and effort to others who take, take, take.
The Problem Is That We Are All Stupid
By David Cain on October 4, 2018
The question “What’s wrong with the world?!” is usually more of a statement of exasperation than a question. But it can be treated like a question, and it is a good question.
Clearly something is wrong, at least with the human world. Even if you don’t trust the news to tell you how the world really is, we all witness too much pettiness, unfairness, and dishonesty to say with a straight face that nothing’s wrong.
However, I’m not sure you could rewind us to a point in the last 10,000 years when we wouldn’t feel the same way. Our complaints today are about corrupt leaders, unfair systems, unscrupulous merchants, religious demagoguery, and everything else that has happened perpetually since we freed ourselves from picking berries all day.
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Absolute Success is Luck. Relative Success is Hard Work.
By James Clear | Life Lessons
In 1997, Warren Buffett, the famous investor and multi-billionaire, proposed a thought experiment.
“Imagine that it is 24 hours before you are going to be born,” he said, “and a genie comes to you.”
“The genie says you can determine the rules of the society you are about to enter and you can design anything you want. You get to design the social rules, the economic rules, the governmental rules. And those rules are going to prevail for your lifetime and your children's lifetime and your grandchildren's lifetime.”
“But there is a catch,” he said.
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