This is an interesting article from the American Academy of Pediatrics about why Sprint Distance Triathlon is a Lifetime Sport.
Although I like the Olympic distance and I have done the 70.3 distance triathlons, I worry about the fatigue and injury as distances get longer. I wonder about the wisdom of trying to train for an “Iron Man”. Is that really healthier?
The shorter distances, however, still have the benefits of training in multiple disciplines but without quite the same effects on my life. I may just stick to Sprints and Olympic distances in the future. Realistically, for the life that I live, this kind of training is likely to give me better health value for the time spent.
Where possible, I like to summarize useful information with helpful pointers and links to relevant articles. In this case, James Clear has done this for us.
I think that the comments on mental errors, mental models, and procrastination are very helpful. Read on …
The Decision Making Guide: How to Make Smart Decisions and Avoid Bad Ones
William Shakespeare, As You Like It
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches
This blog post is quite a nice summary of the most useful part of Charles Duhigg’s best–selling book, The Power of Habit.
When we are trying to be better, we usually focus on the decisions that we make. We hope that if we can just make better decisions, then we could be better people.
Habits, however, define much more of our day than our decisions do. The power of habit is part of the reason that changing our lives can be so hard. However, if we can understand how to change our habits, the power of habit can make change much more powerful and permanent.
Every habit you have has a
- Routine, and
You can take advantage of this to learn how to change the habits that shape your life. Start by looking at the habits that you have — analyze it. What is the reminder, the routine, and the reward? Once we identify the habit, we can start to think about how to change it.
You can take advantage of this to learn how to change the habits that shape your life.
If you want a short summary of this powerful book, I think that James Clear summarizes it well.
I’m listening to The Warren Buffett Way: 3rd Edition by Robert Hagstrom. I have found biographies generally to be some of the greatest stories of real life characters, full of nuance and insight that I haven’t seen as much in fiction, or at least the fiction that I have read.
This book in particular, although not strictly a biography, has certainly influenced the way that I think about financial success and how to achieve it.