This month marks the 13th yr that I’ve been referred to as the “Lazy Man.” I’ve been identified to reply to to that title. (I didn’t expose some other title in this web site for years.) Call it superstition of #13, however I’ve been having a transformation of center.
Instead of being lazy and making my cash paintings for me, perhaps it’s very best for me to proceed to paintings and toil. I’m going to begin to get rid of retirement ideas utterly.
Why have I determined to modify my thoughts? I will be able to’t slightly put my finger on it. I to find it inconceivable to seize, a lot much less provide an explanation for.
Instead, I’m going to provide you with 3 examples that illustrate my pondering. First, I’ll get started with Bruce Lee. Then I’ll duvet it during the international of Pokemon. (You don’t need to be a Pokemon fan to get it.) Finally, I’ll wrap up with why Warren Buffett helps running and toiling and getting rid of retirement from his pondering.
Bruce Lee Works Hard at Ping-Pong
Many persons are a minimum of vaguely aware of martial artwork professional Bruce Lee. He died ahead of I used to be born and a large number of his accomplishments are tales of legend to me. One of my objectives this yr is to be told extra about him.
One of my favourite quotes from Bruce Lee comes at first of this clip beneath, “Be Water, My Friend.” Watch how his in depth coaching and this philosophy result in probably the most wonderful recreation of ping-pong you’ve ever noticed:
You can take a large number of classes clear of the clip above. The most blatant (and suitable) one for here’s, “You don’t get to be as good as Bruce Lee by being Lazy.”
A Tale of Two Pokemon
It has taken me a while to understand it, however the thought of Work and Toil has been effervescent up in my ideas for no less than a yr. Last summer season my youngsters began to look at Pokemon and being the helicopter mother or father I’m, I were given concerned.
It’s widely known that the fireplace Pokemon, Charizard, is lazy. Here’s a one minute clip of his laziness costing him the fight.
On the opposite hand, the water Pokemon, Squirtle, works exhausting. I couldn’t discover a signature clip of it, however right here’s an advanced type of Squirtle with military-like precision:
To make a lengthy tale quick, Squirtle and his squad paintings exhausting to develop into champion fireplace opponents.
Of route, it’s no marvel to any Pokemon Trainer that water is super-effective in opposition to fireplace.
Warren Buffett Supports Work And Toil
There’s a well-known quote via Warren Buffett:
“Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful.”
I’m no longer going to tie this without delay to my thought of a running and toiling. However, I feel this presentations that Buffett would most likely make stronger the theory of doing one thing opposite to the preferred pattern.
Buffett is this sort of robust supporter that he’s nonetheless running at age 88. It doesn’t look like he’s ever going to retire.
Who doesn’t wish to be like Buffett, proper?
So let’s get began. Who’s able to sign up for the Work And Toil / Eliminate Retirement motion? Any concepts for a greater, extra catch title? It’s roughly a mouthful.
That Bruce Lee clip of the ping-pong above… April Fools!. The quote about water is the true deal although.