• Stockholm Stockholm
    5 year resident, to guide around the local wonders
  • French Polynesia French Polynesia
    6 islands in the South Seas
  • some image Tokyo Tour
    1-day walk around the best spots
  • Japanese Wedding Japanese Wedding
    The dark side of the rising sun
  • Skyline Hong Kong
    Skylines, bar streets, markets & islands
  • some image Fashion shopping in Tokyo
    The best souvenir of Japan is not omiyage
  • Sydney Opera Australia
    Sydney's NYE, Gold Coast & Great Barrier Reef
  • Gecko Hawaii
    Aloha nature wonders
  • Yakushima Yakushima
    Hiking the Princess Mononoke Forest
  • Ishigaki Lighthouse Ishigaki
    Okinawa's shades of blue
  • Yuki Matsuri Hokkaido
    Powder Snow Festival
  • Daikanyama Daikanyama
    Tokyo's SoHo
  • Cosplayer Comiket
    The Biggest Cosplay Event
  • Cherry Tree Blossom Hanami (花見)
    Sakura by the skyscrapers
  • Hiroshima bomb time Hiroshima
    The Bomb & Miyajima
  • top of mount fuji guide to climb Japan
    Top of Mt.Fuji
  • Kyoto & Nara Nara & Kyoto
    Ciervos nadando en lagos de roca
  • Formentera House Formentera
    Mediterranean Sun

27.8.10

Success lives in selfControl.



How good you are at keeping your impulses under control?

The "marshmallow experiment" is a well known test of this concept conducted by Walter Mischel at Stanford University and discussed by Goleman in his popular work. In the 1960s, a group of four-year-olds were given one marshmallow and promised a second one on the condition that they wait twenty minutes before eating the first one. Some children were able to wait and others could not. The researchers then followed the progress of each child into adolescence and demonstrated that those with the ability to wait were better adjusted and more dependable (determined via surveys of their parents and teachers), and scored significantly higher on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) years later.

Es bastante irónico acostarse con este párrafo y amanecer en un meeting donde, al final, tus esfuerzos empiezan a dar resultados. Parece que el barco va por el buen camino, que hay una posibilidad de amarrar el puerto en hora y que - once again - le has dado en el morro a quien te dijo "si quieres que te sea sincero, creo que os vais a dar la gran ostia"

Algo aliviada, me dispongo a volver a mi vida. Por mucho que tantas horas de trabajo hayan logrado, no merece la pena destrozarme la espalda - mi ciática se resiente cuanto más tiempo paso sentada, ni pegar ojo - por eso de no estar cansada físicamente. Al racionalizarlo, todo cobra sentido. Si logro lo que me propongo en el ámbito laboral, por qué no va a pasar lo mismo en el personal? Eventos como los de hoy me devuelven la esperanza en recuperar mi figura pre-vacacional. No. No hay gran diferencia, pero sí en mi percepción personal.

Today marked the tipping point so that September will turn into a new re-start.
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