Monday, May 15, 2006

Weekend of festivity, and fever

I was social, sick, social, and so on. Jennimi, congrats on your MLS!

I liked this so much, I thought I'd share:

Seven Rules of Motivation (from here)

#1 Set a major goal, but follow a path. The path has mini goals that go in many directions. When you learn to succeed at mini goals, you will be motivated to challenge grand goals.

#2 Finish what you start. A half finished project is of no use to anyone. Quitting is a habit. Develop the habit of finishing self-motivated projects.

#3 Socialize with others of similar interest. Mutual support is motivating. We will develop the attitudes of our five best friends. If they are losers, we will be a looser. If they are winners, we will be a winner. To be a cowboy we must associate with cowboys.

#4 Learn how to learn. Dependency on others for knowledge is a slow, time consuming processes. Man has the ability to learn without instructors. In fact, when we learn the art of self-education we will find, if not create, opportunity to find success beyond our wildest dreams.

#5 Harmonize natural talent with interest that motivates. Natural talent creates motivation, motivation creates persistence and persistence gets the job done.

#6 Increase knowledge of subjects that inspire. The more we know about a subject, the more we want to learn about it. A self-propelled upward spiral develops.

#7 Take risk. Failure and bouncing back are elements of motivation. Failure is a learning tool. No one has ever succeeded at anything worthwhile without a string of failures.


I cancelled cable a few weeks ago, and I don't miss it. "NBC will place the new drama from Aaron Sorkin, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," in the middle of its Thursday night, at 9. Kevin Reilly, the president of NBC Entertainment, said yesterday that the show had both the high quality NBC seeks on Thursday night, and enough comedic elements that it can work in what has been NBC's prime comedy period."This is truly exciting.

Basil and spinach are in the ground in the garden. Plenty more to do, but this satisfies.

3 cycles of acupuncture now. I do not percieve a change. What next?