You have to create boundaries of space and you have to create boundaries of time. Then, and only then can you play.
– John Cleese
Posts Tagged ‘habits’
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
have -> do -> be
When I have or get this in my life, then I will be able to do that, and then I’ll be this (secure, happy, peaceful, powerful).
Enlightened people look at it exactly the opposite.
be -> do -> have
I become the person that I need to be to be able to do whatever it takes to have whatever I want.
– T Harv Eker
Laurie Santos looks for the roots of human irrationality by watching the way our primate relatives make decisions. A clever series of experiments in “monkeynomics” shows that some of the silly choices we make, monkeys make too.
It’s very simple. If they at all feel out of control or if they feel they have not the right focus, they know exactly how to get back to it, by themselves. That’s how I got a black belt in karate (“if you can train yourself”). Doesn’t have to mean you’re always in shape but if you know how to get yourself back in shape because you know the game and you know how to put yourself into the game when required, that’s it.
So, if you’re feeling out of control in any situation and you know how to get that control, or you’re feeling like I don’t have the right focus right now and I need to get the right focus. If you know how to do both of those, you’re on.
– David Allen @ 27:14
Practice makes permanent.
We go based on the patterns that have worked before to get us where we’ve got, as if where we are is exactly where we want to be.
– T Harv Eker