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Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything. I've been playing tennis for nearly five decades.

Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything

I love the game and I hit the ball well, but I'm far from the player I wish I were. I've been thinking about this a lot the past couple of weeks, because I've taken the opportunity, for the first time in many years, to play tennis nearly every day. My game has gotten progressively stronger. I've had a number of rapturous moments during which I've played like the player I long to be. And almost certainly could be, even though I'm 58 years old. During the past year, I've read no fewer than five books--and a raft of scientific research--which powerfully challenge that assumption (see below for a list). We've found, in our work with executives at dozens of organizations, that it's possible to build any given skill or capacity in the same systematic way we do a muscle: push past your comfort zone, and then rest. There is something wonderfully empowering about this. Pursue what you love. Here are the recent books on this subject: Questions no one knows the answers to.

The 21 Absolute Worst Things In The World. JOHN WAYNE-THE COWBOY CODE - CODE OF THE WEST. Jazzyraes ramblings. & 18 Things I Wish Someone Wouldve Told Me at 18. Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture. Media Bias About Guns by John R. Lott, Jr. By John R.

Media Bias About Guns by John R. Lott, Jr.

Lott, Jr. by John R. Lott, Jr. I often give talks to audiences explaining that research by me and others shows that guns are used much more often to fend off crimes than to commit them. People are very surprised to learn that survey data show that guns are used defensively by private citizens in the U.S. anywhere from 1.5 to 3.4 million times a year. A question I hear repeatedly is: "If defensive gun use occurs so often, why haven't I ever heard of even one story? " Obviously anecdotal stories published in newspapers can't prove how numerous these events are, but they can at least deal with the question of whether these events even occur. Clearwater, Florida: At 1:05 a.m., a man started banging on a patio door, beat on a family's truck, then tore open the patio door.

Columbia, South Carolina: As two gas station employees left work just after midnight, two men attempted to rob them, beating them about the head and neck with a shovel handle. August 22, 2003 John Lott Archives. 50 Things Everyone Should Know. By Mark and Angel Self-reliance is a vital key to living a healthy, productive life.

50 Things Everyone Should Know

To be self-reliant one must master a basic set of skills, more or less making them a jack of all trades. Contrary to what you may have learned in school, a jack of all trades is far more equipped to deal with life than a specialized master of only one. While not totally comprehensive , here is a list of 50 things everyone should know how to do. Round 4: Your Daily Life in GIFs (29 GIFs) Internet, this is your life…in GIF form.

Round 4: Your Daily Life in GIFs (29 GIFs)

When you click on a blog and music starts to autoplay: When you’re making fun of someone behind their back and they turn around: When you’re with a group and someone hot walks by: When you have that annoying piece of hair that doesn’t do what it’s supposed to: When you make a reference to a TV show and no one gets it: When you hear the words ‘food’ and ‘free’ together: When all your friends are laughing at a joke about you: When you prove to someone that they are wrong: When you bump into the corner of a table: When someone likes your post on Facebook from, like, so long ago: When you enter a store and need help from an employee:

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