Found and liked this definition of expert in James Clear‘s newsletter.
The physicist Niels Bohr on what it takes to be an expert:
“An expert is a person who has found out by painful experience all the mistakes that one can make in a very narrow field.”The oldest source I could find was “Dr. Edward Teller’s Magnificent Obsession” in LIFE magazine. September 6, 1954.
Added a new quote to my Quotes page on this blog.
I can think. I can wait. I can fast. – Siddhartha
Found this quote in Matt’s Twitter profile via the following Derek’s tweet.
Tim Ferriss’ explanation I found here elaborates this quote well.
Ferriss said that this deceptively simple response is the foundation for all high performers. He explains in “Tools of Titans”:
“I can think: Having good rules for decision-making, and having good questions you can ask yourself and others.
“I can wait: Being able to plan long-term, play the long game, and not mis-allocate your resources.
“I can fast: Being able to withstand difficulties and disaster. Training yourself to be uncommonly resilient and have a high pain tolerance.”
“Those are three very, very powerful tools and they’re very flexible,” Ferriss told us.
I chanced upon a great quote today.
There are no finish lines.
It made prefect sense. This is something I keep in my mind with everything I do. My relationships, friendships, habits, and principles are all for my life. There are no finish lines.
In the other news, I tried to keep quiet in Twitter and Facebook but I soon realized that lurking is not my natural state. So I tweeted:
It feels good not to pretend as someone I am not.
My new year is warming up. I started, rather continuing, work on my goals. My exercising routine resumed this week after a two-week holiday break. I started drinking protein after my workouts. I had a great lower body workout this afternoon. My trainer kept it relatively easy so all of us finished all the reps ahead of time. However, at the end he challenged me to swing 32 kg kettle-bell non-stop for fifty times. I tried, but gave up after twenty swings. So he asked me to complete two more sets of twenty swings, breaks allowed. I was able to do all of them with a good form. So that’s sixty swings with a break after every twenty. Still pretty good.
2016 has kicked off.