One Decision Separates The Wealthy From The Non-Wealthy

source: https://medium.com/thrive-global/want-automatic-motivation-and-wealth-do-this-one-thing-immediately-7ae22a88731c

“Courage can be developed. But it cannot be nurtured in an environment that eliminates all risks, all difficulty, all dangers. It takes considerable courage to work in an environment in which one is compensated according to one’s performance. Most affluent people have courage. What evidence supports this statement? Most affluent people in America are either business owners or employees who are paid on an incentive basis.”— Dr. Thomas Stanley

The problem with most people’s lives is that they are being shielded from the consequences of their behavior. There’s little to no accountability.

The fastest way to make success inevitable in your life is to only do work that is incentive-based. Only do that which you are rewarded and punished for the quality of your work. Everything you do needs to matter to the outcomes, consequences, and results you get in life.

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2018/10/07

1. Will You Be There – Michael Jackson

2. The Dowager Countess, to Isobel: “Does it ever get cold on the moral high ground?”

3. Similar named ruler 原来是天地会的 – https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E5%90%B4%E5%85%83%E7%9B%9B/867713

4. Same named kid – http://www.kidblog.cn/space.php?uid=3218625

5. Officially Missing You

6. Eddy Gordo, motion capture

7. Freedom Fighters

8. Classic Gru meme

 

October, 2018

Final Fantasy Crisis Core

When the Lights Go out – Five

3 Book reviews on “three dreams in the key of g“.

1. https://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2018/09/three-dreams-in-the-key-of-g.html

2. https://neverimitate.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/book-review-three-dreams-in-the-key-of-g/

3. https://storgy.com/2018/09/04/book-review-three-dreams-in-the-key-of-g-by-marc-nash/

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches New Startup Program in Lahore
https://fi.co/insight/silicon-valley-based-founder-institute-officially-launches-new-startup-program-in-lahore

Beginning “I Claudius”, “Claudius the God”

The Dark Controversy Behind The World War II Times Square Kissing Photo

The Dark Controversy Behind The World War II Times Square Kissing Photo

What is an example of something true that nobody generally wants to admit?

“Success is procured from sabotaging someone else’s happiness.”

Getting a job for you means no job for someone else, getting a Top tier college seat for you leaves many of your own friends jealous and unhappy. Robots’ invention left common laborers jobless. Success of Flipkart, Amazon, Walmart, and Reliance took away the ownership of countless small scale businessmen.

inessential – Social Media Mobs

Source: http://inessential.com/2018/08/30/social_media_mobs

  • “It felt like a mob. The mob wasn’t in any way self-aware or coordinated — but it still felt like a single driven thing.”
  • “it was over my own software and a mistake”
  • “The mob never apologized. Mobs never do.”
  • “For a long time after everyone forgot.”
  • “So I’m thinking about whether or not to stay.”

Comment: https://wanqu.co/a/6912/social-media-mobs/

2009年,作者因为自己写的软件里有一两个错误而在 Twitter 上招到网络暴力,他甚至考虑推出科技圈,不编程了。网络暴徒们其实不会持久地喷你,他们很快会有新的攻击对象,很快会忘掉你的。

只要你有一定的关注度,比如你的微博账号开始有几千个粉丝了,必然要招到别人毫无理由的辱骂。有人喜欢你,肯定有人讨厌你。这是一个 package,好的坏的都得一起接受。别问我是怎么知道的:)经验之谈啊~

Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/aug/29/teens-desert-social-media

  • a backlash among young people has been quietly boiling.
  • “You start doing things that are dishonest”
  • weary of the pressures of sustaining an online persona
  • It became depressing. It was this competition of who’s the happiest
  • A desire to build authentic, offline friendships motivated some to quit
  • did so in order to “use time in more valuable ways”.
  • “mindless vortex of never-ending scrolling”
  • but there is a sense of privacy that is being breached as well
  • Constant screen time damages your ability to see, and it also causes internal damage, such as anxiety
  • when you do, it’s such a relief

大石头巷

文章一 – 树徳堂

几年前,因为真的喜欢沈复的《浮生六记》,就来苏州去了在一家医学院里的可园,没想到在学院大门口被一位中年保安拦住,说要有学院宣传部的证明才能进去,我当时只是背着包的旅行者,只能带着遗憾离开那里。

可以说,去苏州寻找沈复芸娘的清魂一直是我内心的情结。据我所知,沈复和芸娘在苏州活动的区域很多,比如《浮生六记》里提到的沧浪亭、可园、仓米巷等,当然我们最想去的是沈复的旧居,如今是大石头巷36号的吴宅,传说那个院子里不但有沈复夫妻住过的小楼“宾香阁”,还有苏州现存最精美的砖雕门楼——“麐翔凤游”。 那天上午我们坐高铁到了苏州,好友徐黎帆老师就开车带我们直奔可园,开始我们的寻访之旅。

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Science shows that luck is a self-fulfilling prophecy

Source: https://qz.com/1360304/science-shows-that-luck-is-a-self-fulfilling-prophecy/

  • how lucky we feel influences our future fortunes.
  • luck begets luck
  • This makes optimists the luckiest people of all
  • optimists are more likely to see other people’s experiences as lucky, while pessimists focus on misfortune in the same set of facts
  • “a significant positive correlation” between subjects’ level of optimism and how lucky they thought others were.
  • judgments about luck are inconsistent and changeable, “the predictable result of framing effects and idiosyncratic personality traits.”
  • most people mistakenly believe their success is the inevitable result of hard work or personal qualities, ignoring the fact that they’ve made a lucky draw in a numbers game.
  • people who acknowledge luck as an element of their success are more attractive to others.
  • the ability to recognize fortune’s role makes for a more humble person—and humility is a more attractive quality than arrogance.
  • luck is a kind of self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • Wiseman posits that feeling unlucky creates fear and anxiety, which in turn makes us less likely to see opportunities. Lucky people are, to some degree, those who keep their eyes, minds, and hearts open, making themselves available for fortune.
  • The luckiest among us, then, are great storytellers—magical realists who can see the upside of downturns and consider how much worse things might have been.
  • People who can spin a yarn that emphasizes what went right, rather than focusing solely on what went awry, ultimately create good fortune, and thus up their chances of getting lucky again

There Is No Indispensable Man

Source: https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/there-is-no-indispensable-man/

Sometime when you’re feeling important;
Sometime when your ego’s in bloom;
Sometime when you take it for granted,
You’re the best qualified in the room:
Sometime when you feel that your going,
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions,
And see how they humble your soul.

Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining,
Is a measure of how much you’ll be missed.
You can splash all you wish when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop, and you’ll find that in no time,
It looks quite the same as before.

The moral of this quaint example,
Is to do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself but remember,
There’s no indispensable man.

Dwight D. Eisenhower — five-star general, Supreme Allied Commander, U.S. President — carried a copy of the same poem in his pocket. In fact, when Ike returned to Normandy for the 20th anniversary of D-Day and was asked to give a speech at a dinner commemorating the invasion, rather than use the occasion to wax poetic about his role in executing one of the most monumental military operations in history, this man of singular eminence instead used the opportunity to read — “The Indispensable Man.”

Here’s The Technique That Ambitious People Use To Get What They Want

Source: https://ryanholiday.net/heres-the-technique-that-ambitious-people-use-to-get-what-they-want/?utm_source=wanqu.co&utm_campaign=Wanqu+Daily&utm_medium=website

There is the type who expects to be asked a number of questions from management. And then there is the type who expects not only to do most of the asking, but to put on a presentation. It is the first type that sees the situation as an interview, and it is the second who sees it not as an interview, but as an audition.

in charge and detailed exactly what he was planning to do

just enough questions to establish comfort and trust, then they reveal how much research they have done prior to showing up, by explaining all the things they’ve learned about the business, how they intend to improve it and exactly why they’re the right person for the job. This move, done politely but confidently, immediately separates them from all the other potential hires.

Yet the fact is that our lives can be defined by these moments of earnest ambition.

We might regret missed opportunities here or there, but rarely do we have the self-awareness and insight to see the opportunities we missed turning into opportunities because we were too lazy, too scared, too entitled to do the work to turn them into opportunities in the first place.

I love the Briefcase Technique because, sure, it’s about confidence and about knowing your shit, but mostly it’s about being willing to actually take a swing at something. To truly put yourself out there — to try.

There are just as many stories about coaches or ambitious upstarts who were laughed out of the room or passed over for someone more qualified, more connected, more “deserving.”

But when it does work? Well, your whole life will change.

So try it.