• Life isn’t a fairy tale
• Let the world decide
• Good work is never disappointing
Results from the research carried out by the University of Pennsylvania indicated that grit is a characteristic directly linked to success. But what happens when you just don’t feel like trying anymore? How do successful people seem to snap themselves out of a funk to stay the course so well?
Below are some of the ways through which I constantly remind myself of whenever I feel like giving up.
• You are an experiment of one
• You need to take responsibility over your own health
• Be a little “unrealistic”
Let me tell you a little story about scientific progress. As you probably know (perhaps through first-hand experience), stomach ulcers are an extremely common and irritating condition. This was a matter that top researchers and doctors had investigated thoroughly, and the accepted conclusion was that ulcers were caused by spicy foods, stress, and excess stomach acid. This answer didn’t satisfy a scientist named Barry Marshall.
• Incremental progress is essential
• You should seek evolution, not revolution
• Create a reference point to compare to
The Los Angeles Lakers team of 1986 was widely considered as the team with the most talent ever but this is not what they are remembered for.
With such talent, everybody had high hopes. The celebrated head coach of the LA Lakers, Pat Riley, joked after the season that the basketball pundits considered their team to be one of the best in the long history of basketball. After all, the team had a record of 29 – 5 in the beginning of the 1985-86 NBA season.
• Why you’re not ready for marriage
• Focus on growth on goals
• The “best time” to start is a fallacy
In 2014, two very famous men entered a recording studio. They were there to work on their rap album, however, at this very moment, the subject at hand was marriage.
The first was a person that you would anticipate you would see working on rap. His name was Olubowale Akintimehin, however, he is more commonly called Wale or (Wah lay). The second of these two men was none other than Jerry Seinfeld, comedian.
Sara Lazar is a neuroscientist working out of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She was one of the pioneers to take the anecdotal claims made about meditation and its positive effects on the brain and put them to the test with a brain scan. What she has found is more than surprising – Meditation and mindfulness can actually alter the brain.
Talking of matters about people becoming “superhumans,” a small and independent research group has apparently figured out way to give people night vision; giving them the power to see things well over 50 meters away in pitch dark for brief periods of time.