Inspired by film. Inspired by pictures of gyms, by pictures of roads less travelled. Inspired by peoples achievements, by conversations. Inspired by everything around me.Read More Inspired.
A number of statements I agree with, and a very good article amongst other very good articles. Yeah, go to your local gym and see what passes for work. Even the people engaged in bodybuilding efforts or performing (and I mean “performing” in the sense of acting) short, high intensity cross-training circuits aren’t doing anything […]Read More Opinions – from Gym Jones
Prozium – The great nepenthe. Opiate of our masses. Glue of our great society. Salve and salvation, it has delivered us from pathos, from sorrow, the deepest chasms of melancholy and hate. With it, we anaesthetise grief, annihilate jealousy, obliterate rage. Those sister impulses towards joy, love, and elation are anaesthetised in stride, we accept […]Read More Equilibrium (Film)
Interesting read from the book “In Search of the Human Mind” by Robert Sternberg. It lists a series of points on, as you may have gathered from the title, why intelligent people fail. I’ve picked out what I find to be the most pertinent points, but do click the link at the bottom for the […]Read More Why Intelligent People Fail
From the moment we enter this life we are in the flow of it. We measure it and we mock it, but we cannot defy it. We cannot even speed it up or slow it down. Or can we? Have we not each experienced the sensation that a beautiful moment seemed to pass too quickly, […]Read More The Illusionist (Film)
I was watching a TV show other day about stories of people allegedly exerting almost superhuman levels of strength in times of extreme danger/panic. One example was of the lady who saw her son trapped under a car which had fallen off the hydraulic jacks; she managed to lift it up to allow her son […]Read More Hysterical Strength (and Thinking)
Woke up, full of energy. Played tennis. Played well. Got home, still had some energy left. Trained. Trained hard. Trained some more. Had breakfast.Read More Woke up.
I believe that one of the (few) defining characteristics of successful* people is their attention to detail. By observing more closely, by seeing more than just the initial observation, one has more information to work with, to analyse and to draw conclusions from. I’ve posted this story in support of this statement, and while it […]Read More Details. Details. Details. DETAILS.
Bust your ass and get rich. Make a boatload of money. Pay your taxes. Lots of taxes. Hire people. Train people. Pay people. Spend money on rent, equipment, services. Pay more taxes. When you make a shitload of money. Do something positive with it. If you are smart enough to make it, you will be […]Read More The Most Patriotic Thing You Can Do
The spec promo commercial centers on a homeless man who is looking to better himself, raising money every which way he can in order to pay for training as a boxer at a local gym. We get glimpses of his life on the streets, his makeshift sleeping accommodations near train tracks, and the various means […]Read More Film Short – HBO’s “I Still Have a Soul”
This is the question that was posed to me recently by a friend training to practice NLP (neuro-lingustic programming). It’s a simple enough question, but one that requires an answer in the kind of detail we rarely consider. So, let’s try and answer this question. The perfect day inevitably starts with the interviewee waking up, […]Read More What would your perfect day look like?
Full speech I don’t know what to say, really. Three minutes till the biggest battle of our professional lives all comes down to today. Now either we heal as a team or we’re gonna crumble, inch by inch, play by play, ’til we’re finished. We’re in hell right now, gentlemen, believe me. And, we can […]Read More Al Pacino’s Inch By Inch speech – Any Given Sunday
From the moment they wake, they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seen such discipline. I am surprised to learn that the word ‘Samurai’ means ‘to serve’.Read More The Last Samurai (Film)
Oscar Pistorius overcame a double amputation to compete and win the 400m event at the S. African Championships. Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to climb Mount Everest, remarked: “It’s too easy to credit Pistorius’ success to technology. Through birth or circumstance, some are given certain gifts, but it’s what one does with those gifts, the […]Read More The Heart of a Champion