Month: September 2016

Words From a Chess Prodigy

Words of a Chess Prodigy I’ve long been an admirer of Josh Waitzkin, the world famous chess prodigy, and martial artist. Any time you look into advanced learning techniques, you will see his name cropping up time and again. What makes Josh so different to others that teach learning techniques is his intuitive grasp of Read More …

First Day Back

First Day Back Today was my first day back at university. Well, it should have been. I arrived at the bus stop ten minutes before my bus arrived and ended up waiting for about forty-five minutes before I saw it coming around the corner. The traffic was horrendous. Of course, by this point, it was Read More …

Learning From Mess

As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post, I’m due to move to my new place on the 4th of October. That is 1 week tomorrow. Most of my house is already packed up, all my cheap furniture flat packed and other essentials ordered. But I’m now left with my entire lounge full to the Read More …

Tackling To-Dos

I have my goals and my progress journal. I have my routines, rituals, and habits. I have… hit another road block. The more there is to implement in life, the less gets done. Your time gets vastly divided until, ultimately, there is just not enough time to achieve what you want to achieve. I can Read More …

Mini Habits

I’m soon drawing to the end of my stash of habit forming books. The more I read, the more similar they’re all becoming. That either means that I have read all there is to know about forming new, beneficial habits, or it means that I have reached the end of our current knowledge of this Read More …

The Fallacy of Isolated Incidents

Thus far, the most important success principle I have uncovered is the idea of small, daily progression. Coupled with the idea of compounding, daily progression leads to big results regardless of the size of each individual step. That leads me to think about the flip side of the coin. If small progress compounds into huge Read More …

Empowering Routines Aren’t Routine

My next point of call is understanding how to set myself up in a peak mental state for the day. It’s fine having all these goals, and even the road map, but it is pointless if I’m not actually taking the time to follow through. Even worse would be if I was taking the time Read More …