Because I want to love what I’m doing so much, that I don’t need to check Facebook every half an hour to distract myself. Because when someone asks me “how is work?”, I want to have to take a moment to work out what “work” is. Because I don’t want to be one of those […]Read More Why Should I Work Hard?
You fought the toughest battles, in and out of the ring, Against oppression, with conviction and for humanity, Your opponents lost when they felt your sting, Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali.Read More Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali
Wise men [should be] like coffers with double bottoms; Which when others look into, being opened, they see not all that they hold.Read More Sir Walter Raleigh
The aim of this article is to explore the four traits that I believe are embodied by great leaders, and ones that can be applied across a range of different disciplines. Is there a common trait that you see in the people that inspire you? Let me know in the comments below! 1. Uncompromising, principled […]Read More Four Leadership Traits.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d be happier with (far) fewer possessions. This is the logical conclusion of one who has realised that more material possessions do not only not make you happier, but actually have a corrosive effect on the mind. To be held hostage by your emotional attachment to such consumerist values, […]Read More Welcome to Apatheia.
Every moment I shape my destiny with a chisel. I am a carpenter of my own soul.Read More Rumi
“I can’t be bothered to go to the gym, I’m just not feeling motivated! I’ll go tomorrow.” The above is a familiar refrain, and one that I’m hearing often. So without entering into a long discussion on free-weights vs machines, aerobic vs anaerobic activity, whether or not stretching is good for you, here are a […]Read More Get Motivated Here.
I’m now running my current training playlist on a separate page. Use it to inspire you, psyche you, hype you but whatever you do: use it wisely. The dominant theory about why music boosts exercise performance is that we have a limited ability to pay attention to the information our senses gather. Focus on sounds […]Read More Weekly Training Playlist
Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.Read More Winston Churchill
Great advice to someone starting out on a new career, or achieving a new goal. I’ve listed just a few (my favourite) points below, but strongly recommend you take some time to read the original article. Always say less than necessary. Don’t be too good at being an assistant (or an intern). In fact, the […]Read More Advice to a Young Man Hoping to Go Somewhere – Ryan Holiday
Skate to where the puck’s going, not where it’s been.Read More Wayne Gretsky
This article nicely juxtaposes two of my interests, training and photography. It’s not important to have the latest/greatest in training equipment, or even the environment. If you have the motivation, that is enough. http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/04/07/boxing-their-own-worst-enemy/ Laercio arrived to train and Mauricio fired a question at him. “What is the greatest conquest?” Laercio looked at him without […]Read More Boxing their own worst enemy (via Reuters)
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.Read More Arthur Schopenhauer
This is a prepared text of the Stanford University Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005. I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be […]Read More We’ll miss you, Steve.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.Read More Seneca
As much of a cliche as it may sound, it appears that a sub-section of todays society chases materialistic goals. This is through no fault of their own, they’re bombarded with messages throughout the day about how to make more money (if you can’t, then how to get more loans), so you can buy MORE […]Read More No shortcuts.