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  • Austin shared from Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
    Denis Waitley, a motivational speaker, says, "Losers try to escape from their fears and drudgery with activities that are tension-relieving. Winners are motivated by their desires toward activities that are goal-achieving."
  • Austin shared from Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
    The ability to concentrate singlemindedly on your most important task, to do it well and to finish it completely, is the key to great success, achievement, respect, status, and happiness in life.
  • Austin shared from Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time by Brian Tracy
    Simply put, some people are doing better than others because they do things differently and they do the right things right. Especially, successful, happy, prosperous people use their time far, far better than the average person.
  • Austin shared from Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga by Benjamin Lorr
    When word reached the president about the young yoga master and his miracle system, he summoned the guru immediately and demanded a session. Bikram agreed. Clothed in nothing but athletic shorts and jowls, the president bent before him. The experience shattered Nixon’s expectations. His phlebitis was cured! Overjoyed by the results and overwhelmed by the guru’s expertise, the president issued an open invitation to Bikram: Come to America, bring your yoga, live in my country! Not one to reject the ebullience of a sitting president, Bikram flew to America at once. He arrived on a chartered plane—without...
    Note: wait, we have President NIXON to credit/blame for Bikram?!? ;-)
  • Austin shared from Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) by Chade-Meng Tan, Daniel Goleman, Jon Kabat-Zinn
    In other words, exercise has now perfectly aligned with the modern lives of real people. It has become fully accessible to all, and humanity benefits from it. I aspire to do the same with meditation. I want to create a world where meditation is widely treated like exercise for the mind, possessing all four features of exercise discussed above: Everybody knows that “Meditation is good for me.” Anyone who wants to meditate can learn how to do it. Companies understand that meditation is good for business, and some even incentivize it. Meditation is taken for granted. Everybody thinks, “Of course...
    Note: Perhaps someday, meditation will be the de facto exercise for the mind...
(Cambridge, MA USA)
Austin S. Lin