One of my 2012 (resolution) Project Actions was to read at least 1 book a month. I manage to read 27 books and wish to share some of the “wisdom” I get reading these books.
Listed in no particular order:
With high body tension and power breathing we can greatly improve performance in all movements.
It’s okay to learn several languages at the same time. When learning a language it’s important to use all dead time to work on the language. It’s become much easier when we see it like a game.
“Both ancient and modern martial artists spoken of peace, harmony, and reconciliation as representing the very highest levels of their arts.”
“To write and speak well gave a public man great influence in those days.”
“Courage and enterprise, in fact, ought not to be expected of the rich; they are the virtues of poverty. “
“One paper published by a Duke University researcher in 2006 found that more than 40% of the actions people performed each day weren’t actual decisions, but habits.”
“Habits never really disappear.”
“It has been estimated that one in twenty-five Americans has shown sociopathic behaviour. This is the sociopath’s greatest advantage. He is invisible.”
“Sociopath does not follow societies “norms”, and is incapable of playing by the rules. He has no rules, nor can he recognize other’s rules. He does not have a conscience. Thus, he has no brake on socially unacceptable behaviour, no boundary past which he dare not go. The sociopath lacks a moral compass. He cannot experience guilt. He knows no remorse. His life is simply endless sinister manipulation of others to feed his own ego.”
“When you see something that doesn’t seem quite right, it probably is not right. Once more, our best defence is awareness and willingness to question.”
“In times of extreme adversity man can be brought to his knees but also show his resilience.”
You can’t hit and run zombie with a car without getting badly injure.
Climb Everest is way much harder than what I imagine, but so much people have made it again all odds and other have died trying.
Adventure is where you find it. Always be prepared in wild.
Bear Grylls eat normal food with his teammate when shooting man VS wild.
The ways history facts, tales and the story mix is fantastic in these books.
Take care first of the one in your close circle.
Power resides in perception, and is as volatile as it.
When you make plan, expect to rework them several time.
Yacht race are way too easy to cheat. Never bet money on it.
The book is a collection of advises.
“Have a few close friends who you see often—they friendship matters more than having many shallow acquaintance.”
“Always look people on the eye.”
To save a life people must sometime risk their own.
Don’t underestimate children. They see things from different angles and thus have interesting insight.
There is no referential in sapce.
Big challenge move people.
Cuban cigars smell like fertilizer.
Sets goals, take risk and work hard.
Best spy book I have ever read.
Test everything and assume nothing.
They track Time and most important of all they have good productive morning habit.