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Kane Driscol
(@kane)
Dyn Hysbys Apprentice

I spend a lot of time out and about, mostly on the internet, and some times I run into things that I find intriguing or cool even though they don't necessarily have to do with fencing or medievally things. I thought I'd share this cool article I found and if you want to discuss it or share something cool you've found too, this is as good a place as any!

This article is called How to be Great? Just Be Good, Repeatably.

It talks about the struggle “to be great”, and some of the ways you can face the challenges or change your mindset on what you’re trying to achieve. It does come from a more technical/business perspective so it did take me some effort to read, but I got through it ok. It really helped when it was dropping quotes like this one, which immediately got my brain churning:

“The only way to become excellent is to be endlessly fascinated by doing the same thing over and over. You have to fall in love with boredom.” - Atomic Habits, James Clear

Overall, this was a fascinating article and I would love to discuss it with anyone who is interested.

Remember: great is just good, but repeatable.

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Posted : June 13, 2019 2:45 pm
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Shayen Locke
(@shay)
Woodland Scout

@Kane 

I don't have a pertinent reply to your article. I read it and made my own mind map based on it. I think the things I took away were: Cosistency is not perfection, it's a habit of progression, and the question 'if I were to do this every day, in a year would I be in a better place?' A system of deliberate practice. 

 

I offer this article as one tool to help with an "optimistic attitude, and a refusal to give up."

https://blog.trello.com/negative-self-talk?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=trello-nov2018_newsletter2

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Posted : June 24, 2019 5:22 pm
Kane Driscol
(@kane)
Dyn Hysbys Apprentice

Just reading up on intrinsic motivation as I prep for the RoR Orientation and came across this video. It's from a business perspective but still found it fairly compelling. There was one point that I would be fascinated to try and I've tagged the video below to go directly to the section I'm referring to.

It's the idea of 100% autonomy for 24 hours. Work on whatever you want. However you want. With whomever you want. The only catch is that you have to present what you worked on at the end of the 24 hours. Do you think something crazy like that might work for RoR or Fencing, @shay ?

Remember: great is just good, but repeatable.

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Posted : June 26, 2019 3:51 pm
Kane Driscol
(@kane)
Dyn Hysbys Apprentice

Also, this post is delightful and should be shared more often 😆 Good find!

Remember: great is just good, but repeatable.

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Posted : June 26, 2019 3:52 pm
Shayen Locke
(@shay)
Woodland Scout

@kane where is the video? I will totally watch it. I'm super intrigued by the idea. 

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Posted : June 26, 2019 4:53 pm
Kane Driscol
(@kane)
Dyn Hysbys Apprentice

Sorry! I embedded the video but I guess it didn't stick:

https://youtu.be/u6XAPnuFjJc

Remember: great is just good, but repeatable.

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Posted : June 26, 2019 8:13 pm
Shayen Locke
(@shay)
Woodland Scout

That is interesting! I find it interesting that motivation outweighs reward by that much. 

I think that experiment in the middle would be fascinating too. We didn't do it with something like this in mind but when we did that scenario building activity the scenarios that were designed were fantastic! 

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Posted : June 27, 2019 10:42 am
Kane Driscol
(@kane)
Dyn Hysbys Apprentice

Can we improve products by making them less efficient? AKA Can we improve by being less efficient?

Just found this article (It's not necessarily the best read) and it poses an interesting question. Can you something be better by being less efficient? In the article, he looks at the question from the viewpoint of digital product design, but I think it's valuable food for thought.

There was this quote that kind of summed up the idea of why it might be better to be less efficient.

Read the Article Here

Social interactions aren’t just an exchange of explicit information. Bonding between people is key for our wellbeing. We need to build rapport for that. For millennia, that meant things like mirroring tiny body movements within a fraction of a second, breathing at the same rate and doing things like hugging. So a video call can’t replace hanging out with friends. Text messaging may not be a good substitute for visiting a therapist either. Sending an email is not always the best way to announce something.

Remember: great is just good, but repeatable.

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Posted : July 28, 2019 4:02 pm

There are many paths…

Miles and miles of paths stretch throughout Woodland. Some are well documented, while others are only used by the creatures of the forest.

You stumble upon one such path that you don’t recognize…

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You see many things…

The recesses of Woodland hide many wondrous things and places. As you follow this newly discovered path, you come across such places that remind you of the inherent magic of this forest realm…

The sun begins to set…

Hours have passed and your journey has taken you deep into the wilderness of Woodland. The light slowly dips behind the mountains and the trees, leaving you with the stars above and the gentle calm of a forest falling to sleep.

You leave the forest behind…

The morning brings you to the mountains that neighbor the Woodland Realm. The trees thin and the landscape climbs away from the forest floor. Clouds and mist form and swirl with the wind.

You find the Wyvern’s Roost

Near the peak of the mountain, you unexpectedly come across a cavern. It feels warm and safe. Your heart tells you that you’ve come across Sylvanus’ roost.

Use the form below to cast your voice into the cave and see if Sylvanus will hear you. Do not be discouraged if he does not respond. Sylvanus will answer when the need is great…

After speaking into the cave, you feel that it is time to return home. This isn’t a place to linger.

Your trek is slow, but as you return to the forest and look back towards the mountains, you look up to see a shadow slide across the sky.

Maybe it was a trick of the eye, but you can’t quite convince yourself that it wasn’t in the shape of a wyvern.