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Dont Follow Your Passion, Follow Your Effort

Dont Follow Your Passion, Follow Your Effort
I hear it all the time from people. “I’m passionate about it.” “I’m not going to quit, It’s my passion”. Or I hear it as advice to students and others “Follow your passion”. What a bunch of BS. Why ? Think about all the things you have been passionate about in your life. If you really want to know where you destiny lies, look at where you apply your time. Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own. Let me make this as clear as possible 1. 2. 3. 4. Don’t follow your passions, follow your effort. Related:  Family Coaching

Peter Pronovost’s checklists better intensive care The damage that the human body can survive these days is as awesome as it is horrible: crushing, burning, bombing, a burst blood vessel in the brain, a ruptured colon, a massive heart attack, rampaging infection. These conditions had once been uniformly fatal. Now survival is commonplace, and a large part of the credit goes to the irreplaceable component of medicine known as intensive care. It’s an opaque term. The difficulties of life support are considerable. But the emergency technicians continued CPR anyway. After six hours, her core temperature reached 98.6 degrees. First, her pupils started to react to light. What makes her recovery astounding isn’t just the idea that someone could come back from two hours in a state that would once have been considered death. For every drowned and pulseless child rescued by intensive care, there are many more who don’t make it—and not just because their bodies are too far gone.

Motivation, Bonuses and Open Source | Psygrammer Let’s start with a few quick observations on money and motivation. Bonuses can be an easy and expensive way to demotivate staff just as to motivate them.Experiments consistently show that financial motivation can actually reduce performance particularly on tasks that require thinking … like programming.If money were the sole motivator then open source would not have transformed the world and society would lose the massive contributions made by other volunteers.But equally … unfair rewards and low salaries can switch off the mind of your team. So why do many organizations persist with financial bonuses as their core incentive? What’s the right balance of rewards? The surprising truth about motivation Dan Pink has done some entertaining, enlightening videos around the topic of motivation. He makes the point that research by psychologists and economists demonstrates consistently that financial incentives can be effective in improving performance for physical, mechanical and procedural tasks.

Jovens dos EUA deixam estudos para criar apps - 18/03/2014 - Tec Ryan Orbuch, então com 16 anos, empurrou sua mala até a porta de casa e enfrentou a família. "Estou indo ao aeroporto", disse à mãe. "Você não pode me impedir." Ryan estava a caminho da SXSW (South by Southwest Interactive), uma conferência de tecnologia em Austin, Texas. Stacey Stern, a mãe dele, adorava essa paixão do filho, mas lhe disse que só poderia ir a Austin se terminasse os deveres escolares que havia negligenciado durante o desenvolvimento do aplicativo, que serve justamente para combater a procrastinação. Ryan, agora com 17 anos, está no último ano do ensino médio em Boulder. Essa onda de inovação e empreendedorismo juvenis parece "sem precedentes", segundo Gary Becker, economista da Universidade de Chicago e ganhador do Nobel. Becker anda repetindo ao seu neto: "Faça faculdade, faça faculdade". "A faculdade não é pré-requisito", disse Jess Teutonico, que dirige a TEDxTeen, versão adolescente das palestras TED, que promove o intercâmbio de ideias.

Swift To-Do List Blog Swift To-Do List 9 released! New Swift To-Do List 9 has been officially released! Download the new Swift To-Do List and check it out for yourself. This is a very exciting release, as it takes Swift To-Do List to a completely new level. Check out what’s new in the new version 9 and see the screenshots. Among other things, the new version allows you to get organized with spreadsheets and sticky notes. What happens when you can organize all your tasks, notes, reminders, AND spreadsheets AND sticky notes in a single organizer software? Well, you can manage and track all your stuff in a single place! The new version has been received extremely well – most people who’ve used it absolutely love it. There are more things to come, too! What’s coming next? 1. 2. 3. I think that year 2014 will be the biggest year for Swift To-Do List yet. Related Posts: Swift Mind Freedom Swift Mind Freedom is a method of using Swift To-Do List forinstant relief, total control and super efficiency.

The secret of self-control In the late nineteen-sixties, Carolyn Weisz, a four-year-old with long brown hair, was invited into a “game room” at the Bing Nursery School, on the campus of Stanford University. The room was little more than a large closet, containing a desk and a chair. Carolyn was asked to sit down in the chair and pick a treat from a tray of marshmallows, cookies, and pretzel sticks. Carolyn chose the marshmallow. Although Carolyn has no direct memory of the experiment, and the scientists would not release any information about the subjects, she strongly suspects that she was able to delay gratification. Footage of these experiments, which were conducted over several years, is poignant, as the kids struggle to delay gratification for just a little bit longer. Most of the children were like Craig. The initial goal of the experiment was to identify the mental processes that allowed some people to delay gratification while others simply surrendered. Mischel was born in Vienna, in 1930.

The 6 Keys To Being Awesome At Everything I've been playing tennis for nearly five decades. 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.

Trying Not to Try: How to Cultivate the Paradoxical Art of Spontaneity Through the Chinese Concept of Wu-Wei by Maria Popova “Our modern conception of human excellence is too often impoverished, cold, and bloodless. Success does not always come from thinking more rigorously or striving harder.” “The best way to get approval is not to need it,” Hugh MacLeod memorably counseled. We now know that perfectionism kills creativity and excessive goal-setting limits our success rather than begetting it — all different manifestations of the same deeper paradox of the human condition, at once disconcerting and comforting, which Edward Slingerland, professor of Asian Studies and Embodied Cognition at the University of British Columbia and a renowned scholar of Chinese thought, explores in Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity (public library | IndieBound). Our lives, Slingerland argues, are often like “a massive game of Mindball,” when we find ourselves continually caught in this loop of trying so hard that we stymie our own efforts. Art by Austin Kleon from 'Show Your Work.' Share on Tumblr

Reevo 10 Lies You Will Hear Before You Pursue Your Dreams post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Unfortunately, just before you take your first step on the righteous journey to pursue your dreams, people around you, even the ones who deeply care for you, will give you awful advice. So they try to protect you by shielding you from the possibility of failure, which, in effect, also shields you from the possibility of making your dreams a reality. As our friend Steve Jobs says: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Here are 10 ill-advised tips (lies) people will likely tell you when you decide to pursue your dreams, and why they are dreadfully mistaken. You can follow your dreams someday, but right now you need to buckle down and be responsible. – Someday? Disregard these misguided bits of nonsense and you’ll be well on your way to fulfilling your dreams. Now get out there and make a splash! Photo by: Gigi 62 If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book.

The End of Solitude By William Deresiewicz What does the contemporary self want? The camera has created a culture of celebrity; the computer is creating a culture of connectivity. As the two technologies converge — broadband tipping the Web from text to image, social-networking sites spreading the mesh of interconnection ever wider — the two cultures betray a common impulse. So we live exclusively in relation to others, and what disappears from our lives is solitude. I once asked my students about the place that solitude has in their lives. To that remarkable question, history offers a number of answers. Like other religious values, solitude was democratized by the Reformation and secularized by Romanticism. But it is with Romanticism that solitude achieved its greatest cultural salience, becoming both literal and literary. Modernism decoupled this dialectic. The Romantic ideal of solitude developed in part as a reaction to the emergence of the modern city. I speak from experience.