sent by Nick Grantham | 21st December 2021
Being confident is a good thing but make sure you maintain humility. Walking around thinking that your shit doesn't stink invariably leads to trouble.
Source: One Day at Disney
In the past, I expected the athletes I worked with to maintain a rigorous training programme during the festive period. You see, I grew up on a diet of BS and soundbites from my sporting heroes and the media telling me that every great athlete trained on Christmas Day and didn't take days off. I hope those athletes ignored my programme, put their feet up and enjoyed some downtime with friends and family, returning from their break, refreshed and ready to go again.
Source: The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
You can only thrive in a dynamic and sometimes chaotic situation if you've taken the time to prepare. I know that I'm far more relaxed if I've prepared well, even if an absolute shitshow is unfolding around me!
Source: Blowing The Bloody Doors Off by Michael Caine
I look at a lot of data every day. However, the numbers are never used in isolation to make a decision. There are always discussions to enrich the picture and provide context.
Source: The Signal and the Noise - Nate Silver
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