Category Archives: constant learning

Keep it On Hold, Not on Mold:  the Advantage of Mini-Habit Practice

“Motivation is what gets you started.   Habit is what keeps you going.” –Jim Ryuun Doing a little every day keeps a skill on hold rather than let it mold.   Playing at least two minutes of guitar every day … Continue reading

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The Compound Effect:   Get a Habit

I’ve  let library books pile up again.   I finished a nice graphic novel memoir called “Relish” that was recommended by the podcast Librarians Assemble. But I also have a small little pile of books recommended by online business folks … Continue reading

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Podcast Your Samurai Mind

This summer I’ve learned to use podcasts as an extension of my mind.  I’ve gotten podcast recommendations from friends and professional journals.  I pop in a podcast and give two to three minutes.   If I am not inspired, I … Continue reading

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Success and Motivation at Your Fingertips:   Put Your Library on Speed-dial

It’s been a great summer.   I finished graduate school in Library Science in May.  Though this summer “vacation” I’ve been busy training for my new job as a high school librarian,  I’ve also had more time to listen to … Continue reading

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Streak Your Way to Success

Touch it everyday Touch it.  I want to touch it every day.   This is my new winning strategy to skill acquisition.  In previous posts I’ve been examining how I’ve been using the “Mini Habits Mastery” course in combination with the … Continue reading

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Keep Your Battery Charged: A Little A Day Keeps Your Skills Great

20歳であれ、80歳であれ、誰でも學ぶことをやめてしまえば老人になる。學ぶことをやめなければいつでも若さを保てる。人生で最も重要なことは心を若く保つことだ。 Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest (lit: most important) thing in life is to keep your mind young.  Furuichi Tip:「太く短く」より「細かく長く」のほうが簡単! Samurai Dose of Soy Translation:  A … Continue reading

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