Thursday, December 18, 2014

Consistency over Intensity

Bruce Lee is probably my favorite martial arts actor in the world. His level of dedication and discipline is legendary and something we should all strive to emulate. There are times when we are overcome with feelings of motivation and inspiration and we have short bursts or intensity. Instead of relying on these short bursts, cultivate a sense of diligence and practice being consistent. Bruce Lee was a master of the long term consistency plan. His students have also adopted his approach and have been thriving for years. Remember that long term consistency will always trump short term intensity in everything that you do.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Reading is FUNdamental

I've started tracking the books I am reading via a new social network for people who love to read and write stories. Wattpad is different from social media sites like Facebook and Twitter because it focuses on authors and their fans. The site allows fans to connect with authors and comment on everything from the cover art to individual pages within a book. Wattpad is also a great place to discover new authors and past authors.

I just started following Sir Arthur Conan Doyle because I love the Sherlock Holmes series and it allows me to connect with other fans of his work. I love how social networks are starting to splinter off into their own niches and I am excited to be a part of this new phenomenon. If you want to see some of the new authors that I am following you can check out my Wattpad profile here.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Kobayashi Maru and Little League

For Star Trek fans, the Kobayashi Maru test is a great example of losing even when committing no errors. Sometimes in life, there are no win situations that we must endure. Life is full of twists and turns that cannot be anticipated. It's about how you handle the situation of losing that you can learn from.

I remember a time when I was in grade school and playing little league baseball, we played for the division championship. Our team of grade school kids were really good and we had one of the best seasons that year. During the playoffs, we lost by 1 run to the eventual champions in a heated game. Our team didn't commit any errors and we played our hearts out, but lost the game. That feeling of losing a big game was hard on all of us at the time, but we eventually took that experience to heart and had a better season the next year. We felt that we should have won that game, but learned a bigger lesson in losing. Life is funny that way.