In August 2015, I boldly proclaimed that I would become a "deadlifting badarse". In my own world, that meant being able to deadlift 136kg. I struggled with 93kg at the time, so 136kg felt like a dream goal, the kind a four-year-old might blurt out. Then, last week I finally deadlifted 125kg for the first time!
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Rock climbing is one hell of a strength-building workout. Not just for your upper body, but for everything. I recently joined a rock climbing gym in Los Angeles, paying $US79 ($103) each month for something I actually love to hate. And yet I keep going because, in addition to training my body, I am really training to get over my fear of failure.
The other day at the gym, I found this bag of peanut butter "protein cookies" and was utterly fascinated by it. The packaging proudly displays "18 grams of protein per bag", along with every healthy-sounding buzzword there is: Non-GMO, gluten-free and high protein. Let's not put on airs, bag of cookies, you're still junk food.
I often imagine the leaning tower of Pisa to be a physical manifestation of my ebook queue. I want to finish more books, but can't seem to get through them quickly enough. As Harvard Business Review (HBR) explains, it's not about reading speed, but about creating concerted efforts to read. Here are tips to do just that.
Shyness isn't a lifelong personality trait. Learning to talk to strangers is a skill you can acquire. Want to know how Conan O'Brien and Will Ferrell got over their shyness? Using a technique called "radical implosion".
It's important to learn the basics of personal finance, but the way you think about money is perhaps more important. A lot of personal finance experts have said this in one way or another, but I like the way Mr Money Mustache says it best: "Getting rich is more mental than it is tactical."
Confidence can be an enviable quality. Being completely assured of yourself and your abilities gives you the courage to take risks and accomplish great things. But confidence doesn't always come easy, and it can come and go depending on your mood. The good news: you can fake it pretty easily.