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  • "griffonfw" shared from The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence by Josh Waitzkin
    The learning principle is to plunge into the detailed mystery of the micro in order to understand what makes the macro tick.
    Note: Such a true statement. Sadly, most people don't understand the need to drill deep into issues and skills to learn properly.
  • "griffonfw" shared from The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Timothy Ferriss
    “It is a little like developing the habit of stealing the test from your teacher’s desk instead of learning how to do the math. You may pass the test, but you learn absolutely nothing—and, most critically, you don’t gain an appreciation for the value or beauty of learning itself.”
    Note: Josh Waitzkin on learning a skill versus practicing with recipes. Very fundamental rule on learning to improvise.
  • "griffonfw" shared from Long After Midnight at the Nino Bien: A Yanqui's Missteps in Argentina by Brian Winter
    “Fall in love, fall in love. That’s my only advice. It can be with a girl, or with the music, or with the dance. It doesn’t matter. But, whatever you do, fall in love. And, if you do this, then the tango, with all the bullshit that you’ll go through along the way, will have been worth it for you.”
    Note: On the eve of my third year of tango, I guess this view sums up my feelings.
  • "griffonfw" shared from Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
    Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.
  • "griffonfw" shared from Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown
    If we do, we’ll never show up and try again. Shame hangs out in the parking lot of the arena, waiting for us to come out defeated and determined to never take risks. It laughs and says, “I told you this was a mistake. I knew you weren’t _________ enough.” Shame resilience is the ability to say, “This hurts. This is disappointing, maybe even devastating. But success and recognition and approval are not the values that drive me. My value is courage and I was just courageous. You can move on, shame.”
    Note: To those of you with things on your list of "want to do", but never get the guts to actually do it.
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