Tim Ferris Book – Tribe Of Mentor
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 it.”
“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 Quit.”
“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 competitive at?
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 doing?”
Excerpt From: Ferriss, Timothy. “Tribe of Mentors.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. iBooks.
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“Desire is a contract that you make with yourself to be unhappy until you get what you want”
Naval ravikanth – On Self Esteem
“Don’t do things that you know are morally wrong. Not because someone is watching, but because you are. Self-esteem is just the reputation that you have with yourself. You’ll always know.”
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