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Mature mefites: What did you wish you knew in your mid 30's/early 40's? - time age 30s | Ask MetaFilter
Take care of your debt
Take care of your joints
Take care of your friendships
Work actively toward your cherished goals
personaldevelopment 
11 days ago by robertocarroll
What’s All This About Journaling? - The New York Times
In other words: Writing in your journal is the only way to find out what you should be writing about.

But when I was just getting started, the first place I went looking for guidance was the book that had inspired my ex-husband: “The Artist’s Way,” by Julia Cameron. Ms. Cameron describes the morning pages as “three pages of longhand writing, strictly stream-of-conscious,” done as soon as one wakes. They are “not meant to be art. Or even writing.” They need not be smart, or funny, or particularly deep — in fact, it’s better if they’re not.

Ms. Cameron encourages practitioners to think of them as “brain drain,” a way to expel “all that angry, petty, whiny stuff” that “eddies through our subconscious and muddies our days.” After years working as a writer and journalist, making my living trying to sound smart on the page, this was a huge relief.
“I’d like to say here that morning pages differ from conventional journaling, in which we set a topic and pursue it,” Ms. Cameron said when I spoke with her recently for this article. “In morning pages, we do not set a topic. It is as though we have A.D.D.: jumping from topic to topic, gathering insights and directions from many quarters.”
writing  personaldevelopment 
14 days ago by robertocarroll
The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Minimalism - Altucher Confidential
– FREEDOM = YOUR JOY DOESN’T DEPEND ON THE DECISIONS OF OTHERS
– RELATIONSHIPS > EXPERIENCES > POSESSIONS
– SELF-IMPROVEMENT > VALIDATION
– ONLY GET WHAT YOU NEED.
– REDUCE TIME BETWEEN BUYING AND USE
– DIVERSIFY YOUR HIERARCHIES
– HAPPINESS = REALITY / EXPECTATIONS
– CONSUMER FEWER OPINIONS AND NEWS.
– BEING AT PEACE > BEING RIGHT
– QUESTIONS > ANSWERS
– BRANDS HAVE NO VALUE
personaldevelopment 
21 days ago by robertocarroll
100 Blocks a Day - Wait But Why
Imagine these 100 blocks laid out on a grid. What if you had to label each one with a purpose? You’d have to think about everything you might spend your time doing in the context of its worth in blocks.
personaldevelopment 
21 days ago by robertocarroll
21 Quotes That (If Applied) Change You Into a Better Person
As long as man has been alive, he has been collecting little sayings about how to live. We find them carved in the rock of the Temple of Apollo and etched as graffiti on the walls of Pompeii. They…
personaldevelopment 
24 days ago by mwa4
How to make your kid good at anything, according to Anders Ericsson, an expert on peak performance and originator of the 10,000-hour rule — Quartz
Deliberate practice

Start with a general idea of what the kid wants to do (play tennis)
Find a tennis group or lessons, play with parents, siblings, friends
Practice until kid reaches an acceptable level
Get a coach who can set specific targets and tailor practice to improve those areas (improve forehand, vary rallies)
Develop a way to measure improvement, so if forehands are a weakness, the coach delivers lots of those strokes, progressively makes them harder to return, and demands that the player places strokes in a specific spot. Progress is tracked constantly
Create positive channels for feedback so that modifications are continuous (like learning how not to reveal intentions to opponent)
Develop a mental representation of excellent performance: what to do in various game situations; how to respond to certain shots; when to take risks and try new things
Coach designs developmentally appropriate training sessions to achieve maximum effort and concentration. “It’s counter-productive for a parent or teacher to push them longer than they can,” Ericsson says. “That creates motivational problems and forces the child to do the best they can when they don’t have 100% concentration. That’s linked to developing bad habits”
Kid learns to self-assess and come up with own mental representations, so they feel in charge and able to exploit opportunities on the court
Kid develops own training sessions to elicit maximum effort and concentration, acknowledging physical and mental limits, and learns to use self-assessment to address weaknesses
kids  personaldevelopment 
26 days ago by jackveiga
How To Accomplish More In 30 Days Than Most Do In 365
If you’re not feeling motivated — you’re either not experiencing enough pain to change, or you’re not curious enough about the power of possibility.

you’ve procrastinated and stopped pursuing with vigor because 1) you stopped making your work play, 2) you’ve lost the excitement of progress, and or 3) you’ve lost focus of what you really want and got “busy.”

Give yourself a 30-day timeline to accomplish something big.
personaldevelopment 
4 weeks ago by robertocarroll
The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation. The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person. A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.
personaldevelopment 
4 weeks ago by robertocarroll
Start Today, Not Tomorrow
Bit of a cliche but correct:

Tomorrow never comes. You only ever have today. Embrace it for what it is, or surrender to a life of regret and mediocrity. It’s now or never. You can do that thing… today. Not tomorrow. Not in a month. Right now.
personaldevelopment 
4 weeks ago by robertocarroll

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