Motivation

  • 14 August 2015 |
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motivationI signed up for Axtri, Aurland Extreme triathlon that takes place 8.15.2015. The triathlon consists of 1900 m swimming in the fjord, 98 km cycling with a total elevation gain of 3050 m and 21 km running with 1100 m elevation gain.

Normally I find such challenges exciting, and that is why I signed up for this almost a year ago. However, this time I experience a lack of motivation. I do not look forward to swim in the cold water, which probably has a record low temperature with the late snow melting and this year’s cold summer. Why should I expose myself to this? I have not prepared myself very well either. I know I can get into my 8-year-old wetsuit, but otherwise I cannot brag about my swimming preparations. Five swimming sessions this year. Will it be enough I wonder?

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Haste makes waste

  • 02 July 2015 |
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Allow time for reflection!!

reflectionVibeke Holtskog and her stories inspires me. This story is from her, and I want to share it:

Once upon a time, a woodcutter applied for a job at a timber company. Because he was both strong and eager, he got the job right away. Payment and working conditions were very good, and the woodcutter decided to do his very best in his new job. His boss gave him a brand-new axe and showed him the area where he was to fell trees.

He went out at once to start his assignment, and already the first day he fell 18 trees!

"Congratulations," said the boss and smiled contentedly. "Keep it up!"

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Presence

  • 02 July 2015 |
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Presence is the key to discover opportunities!

presenceIn Washington, DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, a man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.  After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing.  He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule. 

About 4 minutes later the violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

At 6 minutes, a young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again. 

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Seize opportunities

  • 02 July 2015 |
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Achieve continuous improvement by grasping opportunities!

possibilitiesHave you missed opportunities because you were not aware of them? It takes courage to defy the fear of doing something new or introduce a change, but by focusing on what you can accomplish it is easier to overcome fear. By thinking through what you have to fear or lose, you will often find that the fear is groundless.

You have to switch OFF your autopilot, which says NO to what you do not know enough about, causing missed opportunities. Instead, ask question and be curious! Once you have enough information, it is easier to make a correct choice.

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