Reflections on an article from The Week:
1. Pursue what interests you: You're not going to stick it out if you don't care.
2. Practice, practice, practice: It's not just how you get to Carnegie Hall. We love doing things we're good at.
3. Find purpose: How does what you do help others? That's what makes a job into a calling.
4. Have hope: No "wishing on a star" here, pal. Have hope because you are going to make it happen.
5. Join a gritty group: Mom was right; spend time with slackers and you'll be a slacker.
"What happens at 20,000? 30,000? What happens when you dedicate to it, that you become something greater, a leader, a mentor, an innovator? At a certain point it seems, you stop playing the game and start changing it." Peyton Manning
1. Talk Positively To Yourself: Remember the 3 P’s: tell yourself bad things aren’t permanent, pervasive or personal — but good things are.
2. Setting Goals: Know what you want to achieve. Write it down. Focus on progress.
3. Practice Visualization: Don’t fantasize about getting what you want but see yourself overcoming specific obstacles.
4. Use Simulations: Always make your practice as close to the real thing as possible.
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Expert At Anything
1. Get Help: Find a mentor who can help you develop that image in your head of the best way to do something.
2. It’s Not “Try Harder”, It’s “Try Different”: Design specific activities to address your weak points.
3. It’s About Doing, Not Knowing: Remember the three F’s: Focus, Feedback, Fix it.
4. Study The Past To Have A Better Future: Find examples that have been judged and quiz yourself.