Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Embrace the Near Win

"Masters are not masters because they take a subject to its conceptual end, they are masters because they realize that there isn't one. We build out from the unfinished end." -Sarah Lewis

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Paradox of Disease Prevention

"The “daily” part of daily exercise is the challenge. The difficult part of healthy behavior is adhering to those healthy decisions day after day after day."

Finburg HV, 2013. JAMA.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

creating a new habit

"it's not just our own minds that try to trip up our new habits, it's also the situations themselves...[which] provide a whole new set of temptations to lure us away from our new habit. We go on a diet and cakes, chips, and beer are suddenly everywhere. Or we decide to walk to work and then it starts raining every day."

-Jeremy Dean,
Making Habits, Breaking Habits

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

on public speaking

"if you realize that you have a chance to be generous in this moment, to teach and to lead, you can leave the self-doubt behind and speak a truth that the audience needs to hear. When you bring that to people who need it, your fear pales in comparison.
The faster we get over ourselves, the sooner we can do a good job for those tuning in."
-seth godin

Sunday, December 1, 2013

“I'm afraid that if you look at a thing long enough,

 it loses all of its meaning.” - Andy Warhol 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

“ It is not abstinence from pleasures that is best,

but mastery over them without being worsted. ” — Aristippus

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

On getting in shape now:

 "why not see what potential you have now? Eat some plants, lift some stuff, run somewhere, get on a machine to nowhere, whatever...it’s a goal you can see and feel, and lessons from it often translate well to career or other goals. Oh, and try boxing."
-found here