(Pic: A good book or two on a long-haul Sydney-Huston flight was a great idea.) Key takeaways: - Grit is essential to Ironman training and race. - Grit plays an essential role in the success of your life and career. - The best gift from an Ironman race! Dr. Angela Duckworth wrote a NY Times's … Continue reading What did I learn from an Ironman race? (Part IV- Grit!)
(Pic: heading to the water for a triathlon club race; what a family event!) Key points to take away: - your personal (social) network gives you a strong meaning of life, - social network strengthens your bond to the society and makes you happier as a human, - you are five times more likely to … Continue reading What did I learn from an Ironman race? (Part III- Creating a strong social bonding)
(Pic: It took me almost a year to finish the big fat Triathlon Science book over many many many evenings. The triathlon book (in Mandarin) inspired me to do triathlon!) Keys points to take away: - Navigating your life without a clear destination is just 'drifting'; won't get you anywhere good. - Do something in … Continue reading What did I learn from an Ironman race? (Part II- How do you define your life?)
(I got my 6km swim badge in February 2017. I just received my winter swim badge last week for swimming at least 20 times during the winter season.) I never thought I could swim 6km in the ocean. Can you? I'm fond of sports and I like swimming, but I never tried long-distance swimming until … Continue reading Challenge yourself- Part II- Can you swim 6km?
(A bike is good only when you use it for a good reason.) A few quick answers: 1. Keep your brain happy: when you face a challenge, then you will use your brain. The more you use it, the ‘happier’ your brain becomes. 2. ‘Doping’ for your brain: after a physical challenge, your brain will … Continue reading Challenge yourself- Part I- Why should I challenge myself?
(When the landmark becomes so clear to you, then you will know exactly what you should do to stop drifting and move on your life and career. "Welcome to the real world, Neil", (from The Matrix)) I have a friend whom I have known since year 8; a long-time friend. When he was to make … Continue reading Stop drifting in you life and career- choose for yourself or for others? (Part IV)
(A landmark is something so clear that you won't miss it even during the night.) Once you realise that you have been drifting in your life or career, the best way to stop it is to look for a ‘landmark’ and bring yourself out of water as soon as possible. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? The … Continue reading Stop drifting in you life and career- how to stop drifting? (Part III)