When we don't show up for a good habit, we lose a little bit of the momentum that we had built up for that good habit. That loss in absolute terms is greater than any of your gains. To illustrate, let's give a pretend score level of where you might be with a good habit … Continue reading The Importance of Showing Up
Mediocrity seems to have invaded your life. You need to set up a defense strategy, and then plan an offensive attack. The Mediocrity Over several years, I have built up some pretty good habits. I go to a few different gyms each week, run and cycle regularly, practice my guitar and languages, and read and … Continue reading Small Changes for Bigger Gains
It is difficult being stoic sometimes. I've trained myself to not worry about the things I cannot control. To a certain extent, I succeed. This last week put these feelings to the test. When I mentioned that there would be a John Hansen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar to my wife on Saturday, and that Cody … Continue reading An Unexpected Promotion
On Thursday, December 12, I will be sitting down for a 5 hour Predictive Analytics Exam. This is an exam given by the Society of Actuaries which is one of the last few steps before one becomes an Associate in the Society of Actuaries (ASA). This morning, I wrote in my journal that it was … Continue reading Crunch Time
Around 14 years ago, I defended my doctoral dissertation and acquired my Ph.D. It was a monumental milestone in my life; something I had been working toward for 10 years. Those kind of achievements are pretty spectacular, and leave you feeling very proud. Surprisingly, the feeling is only temporary. Indeed, people other than myself forgot … Continue reading What’s Next?