Tim ferris statement on cook applies exactly to life- you Make an accomplishment – then you completely move on for another one- you don’t stick around. To the same goals. Even if you fail you move on.
“But the wonderful thing about cooking is that it’s a pretty quick
process, really, and it doesn’t allow for much time to get attached to the
results. So whether a dish stinks or turns out beautifully, you have to start
over from scratch again the next day.”
“You don’t get a chance to sit around and wallow (or toot your own
horn). The important thing is to learn from each failure and try not to repeat
“In the last five
years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?
I’ve always been a gym person and an early morning person. But a few
years ago I got invited to train with T. R. Goodman at a place called Pro Camp.
There’s a “system,” yeah, but basically what we do (and it’s definitely a group
thing, with three or four of us training together) is just work hard. I hate it
but it’s great. T. R. says, as we’re leaving after working out, “Nothing you face today will be harder
than what you just did.”
“When you feel
overwhelmed or unfocused, what do you do?
I have a friend at the gym who knew Jack LaLanne (Google him if the name
is unfamiliar). Jack used to say it’s okay to take a day off from working out.
But on that day, you’re not allowed to eat. That’s the short way of saying
you’re not really allowed to get unfocused. Take a vacation. Gather yourself.
But know that the only reason you’re here on this planet is to follow your star
and do what the Muse tells you. It’s amazing how a good day’s work will get you
right back to feeling like yourself.”
“The quote I’d put on that billboard belongs
to my friend and former Navy SEAL, Richard Machowicz:
“Not Dead, Can’t
“My billboard would say this: “Busy
is a decision.” Here’s why: Of the many, many excuses people use to rationalize
why they can’t do something, the excuse “I am too busy” is not only the most
inauthentic, it is also the laziest.”
Debbie Millman– on finding jobs
“Am I spending enough
time on looking for, finding, and working toward winning a great job?
Am I constantly
refining and improving my skills? What can I continue to get better and more
Do I believe that I
am working harder than everyone else? If not, what else can I be doing?
What are the people
who are competing with me doing that I am not doing?
Am I doing everything
I can—every single day—to stay in “career shape”? If not, what else should I be