Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength; by John Tierney, Roy Baumeister
Bright lines: These are clear, simple, unambiguous rules. You can’t help but notice when you cross a bright line. If you promise yourself to drink or smoke “moderately,” that’s not a bright line. It’s a fuzzy boundary with no obvious point at which you go from moderation to excess. In contrast, zero tolerance is a bright line: total abstinence with no exceptions anytime.
I’m into health food, I admit it. About five years ago, I started my health quest by cutting sugar out and going gluten free. I then spent a few years on the Primal diet, then the Paleo diet before settling on the Ketogenic diet that I’m on now. The “Keto” diet is comprised of 80% fat, 15% protein, and 5% carbohydrates and was developed to treat epilepsy. I pretty much drink olive oil like it’s going out of style.
Occasionally there is a book that comes along that changes how you think, how you parent, how you manage, Mindset is that book for me. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, starts with a simple premise, that there are two types of mindsets, fixed and growth.
The other day I read on Tech Crunch how “those in the media space, are probably closer to the head of the pack” in addressing issues related to a traditional industry’s ability to navigate the digital disruption. We in media have been in navigating this for over 15 years so yes we can easily echo that sentiment.