Distraction

“… consciousness is regarded as the mark of a rational being, yet there is nothing lineal or sequential about the total field of awareness that exists in any moment of consciousness. Consciousness is not a verbal process.” —Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media Nor is consciousness a visual process. You understand it as visual, because we’ve come […]

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Laugh at Perfection

“Laugh at perfection. It’s boring and keeps you from being done.” —Bre Pettis & Kio Stark, The Cult of Done Manifesto It’s been said that the desire to achieve perfection is borne out of fear more so than accomplishment. The conditions are not perfect; I will not begin. The manuscript isn’t perfect; I will not […]

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Progress is Not Linear

“I stand firm in my solidarity The path I walk (the path I walk) I walk in with my own resolve When darkness falls (when darkness falls) We are reborn A dream since the fall of man We are reborn” —killswitchengage 🤘 To build strength, you have to show up and put yourself into those […]

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What Limits You?

“You support an area, it gets weaker. Use it extensively, it gets stronger. … Run barefoot and you don’t have all those troubles. … Shoes that let your foot function like you’re barefoot–they’re the shoes for me.” –Arthur Lydiard What limits you? More often than not, limitations are born and bred in your psyche, freely […]

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Enjoy the Ride

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. -Ursula K. Le Guin, the Left Hand of Darkness Pick a destination. That’s easy enough. Now figure out how to get there. Are you driving? Walking? Taking the train? Easy enough. The hardest part is […]

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Instability

“In our quest for certainty, we guarantee failure. If we quest through uncertainty, we generate the possibility of success.” —Taylor Pearson When training, a way to increase muscle hypertrophy is to introduce instability to the training regimen. This creates a higher load on both your muscle and the cognitive processes in engaging the muscle to […]

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The Only Constant is Change

“Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the universe is always one step beyond logic.” —Frank Herbert, Dune We are creatures of comfort. And as such, we desire routine. We thrive in it. So much so, that we look for patterns in everything. Structure. Organization. […]

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The Plateau

“When taken in the right direction, even a step that is only half a centimeter long is progress.” —Mokokoma Mokhonoana Learning a new skill can be very challenging. The beginning can often bring on two completely different experiences: either you make a great amount of headway initially and slow down once you become acclimated to […]

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Clear Cut Vision

“Without a clear-cut vision and a proper reading of the roadmap we may not reach the buoyant shores of the horizon. If we only keep looking into the middle distance, we might easily walk straight into the wall.” —Erik Pevernagie First of all, don’t listen to Erik. The idea of a roadmap is laughable is […]

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The Heart-Brain Connection

The Heart-Brain Connection … A brain without a body could not think; at least, the continuity of mental functions is assured by corresponding motor functions … it is of course possible with sufficient training partially to inhibit the motor aspect of the thinking and thus increase the facility of thinking.1 The idea is simple: your […]

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