Staying in the saddle, dreaming, education and consistency

sent by Nick Grantham | 13th July 2021

"Stay in the saddle."

Matthew McConaughey

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When it's getting tough, the easiest thing to do is quit. It doesn't matter what the project is; as Damian Hughes would say, there will always be 'the messy middle. The point when it all starts to get a bit too much. The next time you're thinking of getting out of the saddle, sit tight.

Source: Looking for life's green lights - The High Performance Podcast 30th November 2020 - Matthew McConaughey

"Your dreams have to have some base of reality... you've got to prove you can do it."

John Bishop

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What can you learn from a drug dealer (he used to be a medical rep for a pharmaceutical company) turned comedian? A lot! When discussing how he switched from selling drugs to being one of the best stand up comedians in the country, John Bishop explained that he didn't just sit around dreaming about being a comedian. He worked hard to make that transition. John spent years developing his routine, proving to himself that he had the potential to follow his dreams. He created a solid base of reality from which he could pursue his dreams. Is your dream based on reality?

Source: The Mid Point with Gabby Logan - John Bishop 25th August 2020 - John Bishop

"Education isn't something you can finish."

Isaac Asimov

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What was the last book you read? I asked this question at a career development workshop I delivered several years ago. The attendees wanted to kick start their careers in a highly competitive job market, so I was shocked when a number of them admitted that they hadn't read a book related to their careers for several years. They had stopped reading the minute they left university. But, of course, education doesn't stop when you leave school or university. It's a lifelong pursuit, and we should be learning all the time.

Source: Isaac Asimov

"Long term consistency beats short term intensity."

Bruce Lee

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Fitness, weight loss, education, career, sport, it doesn't matter what aspect of life we want to look at; consistency is the key.

Source: Bruce Lee

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