O treinamento da elite da marinha americana pode nos ajudar com algumas frases inspiradoras


O treinamento Basic Underwater Demolition dos SEALs não é conhecido por ser um treinamento confortável.

O processo de seleção de 6 meses elimina 80% de seus voluntários, a ponto de empurrá-los para a aniquilação mental.

Olhando para trás, algumas citações do curso são altamente inspiradoras. Algumas citações se repetem por 2 razões: primeiro, para selar o senso de humor dos instrutores.

E, por outro lado, para ensinar uma outra maneira de pensar – correr com um barco em suas cabeças não é o suficiente.

Aqui estão 9 citações inspiraras no curso dos SEALs:

  • Vale a pena ser um vencedor. A competição é o cerne da mentalidade de um empreendedor. Enquanto o dinheiro é um motivador, muitos empreendedores perseguem seus sonhos para cumprir a necessidade da autonomia, liberdade ou para oferecer algo único.
  • Talvez sim, talvez não, valha a pena ser um vencedor.Obviamente tudo tem um prazo de validade. A melhoria exige auto-consciência para saber quando acelerar seus esforços e quando simplesmente estacioná-los.
  • Nós não vamos parar até pelo menos 1 pessoa desistir. Não existe um estágio final para um empreendedor. Apenas o próximo estágio.
  • Nada dura para sempre. O sucesso vem para os teimosos que optam por ignorar o desconforto temporário para uma estratégia de valor, de longo prazo.
  • Você não tem que gostar, apenas tem que fazer. Às vezes, você só precisa colocar a sua cabeça para baixo, ranger os dentes e correr para a briga.
  • Empurre-os pra fora. Quer se trate de um erro em um conflito armado ou nos negócios, há egos, vidas e meios de subsistência em jogo quando as decisões dão errado.
  • Se você vai ser estúpido, é melhor ser duro. Todos nós vivemos com o poder da escolha, e se você optar por fazer errado, esteja preparado para colher tempestades.
  • Há 2 maneiras de fazer as coisas: o caminho certo e tentar novamente. Se uma determinada tarefa vale a pena o seu esforço de tempo e energia, então vale a pena fazer do jeito certo.
  • Tudo é sobre a mente sobre a matéria. Empreendedores compartilham muitas características em comum, como nadar contra a correnteza apesar do risco. Nada mais lhes interessa.


Este artigo foi adaptado do original, “10 Inspirational Quotes from Navy SEAL Training”, da Entrepreneur.

Build Your Checklist

The Weekly Review: How One Hour Can Save You A Week’s Worth of Hassle and Headache

A weekly review checklist is an essential tool to making sure you touch on all three of the pillars mentioned above. Here’s what a basic review checklist looks like, courtesy of GTD TimesPhoto by Karuka (Shutterstock).

Get Clear

  • Collect loose papers and materials
  • Get Inbox to zero
  • Empty your head

Get Current

  • Review Action Lists
  • Review past calendar data
  • Review upcoming calendar
  • Review Waiting For list
  • Review Project (and larger outcome) lists
  • Review any relevant checklists

Get Creative

  • Review Someday/Maybe
  • Be creative and courageous

If you need more detail, David Allen offers a template checklist (free, but requires registration) on his site to get you started, and this one (scroll down to weekly review) is another good example. On the GTD forums, some users have shared their own checklists for inspiration. Whether you use a template or build yours from scratch (and it doesn’t have to be long—just those things you want to make sure you do every week), make sure you populate it with things you want to review and not do. Remember, you’re not supposed to spend time working during your weekly review—just reviewing.

What You Can Do About Your Stress, and Your Bad Boss

Dealing with a bad boss is a tricky proposition. I know a number of people who love their jobs but hate their managers, and when someone tells them to just quit and find a different job, they resist—mostly because they feel like everything else about their job is so perfect, they just need to get over this one thing to make it worthwhile. Quitting is an option, but it’s not the only one. Let’s look at some others.

  • Get a hobby, or another activity to de-stress right after work. One of the best things you can do to leave your stress at the office is to treat yourself to something rewarding and relaxing immediately at the end of your workday. Hit the gym every day after work, for example—you’ll do your body and mind a world of good, and it’ll help you work off the stress of the day so you’ll get home and open the door without that extra baggage.
  • Visualize, meditate, or take time alone to power through it. One of the tips we mentioned when discussing chronic stress and what you can do about it is to take some time alone and practice muscle relaxation techniques or visualization techniques that remove you from the things that stress you out. Whether you do it in the car before you head into the house every day, or before you begin the commute home from work, take some time to let your conscious mind take over, identify that you’re stressed, and break it down so you’re more aware of your actions and your responses to your family and friends.
  • Transfer to a different team or role in your company. Some companies encourage this and others don’t, but if yours does, it might be time to find another department to transfer to. Talk to your HR rep or, if you know they’re looking for talent, a person in that team and ask if you can apply for the position. You’ll have to handle this delicately: You don’t want your current boss to sabotage your efforts, but you do want to be up-front about your desire for a change of scenery. If you can swing it diplomatically, you may be able to stay with your company, continue to do what you love (or even try something new) and leave your bad boss behind.
  • Build your case. You don’t want to start treating your boss with the same unprofessional demeanor that they treat you with, but you will need to start thinking on your feet and coming up with ways to parry their attacks and barbs. Whether it means you have to document your work so you can prove how busy you are (great for when they make you feel bad for not being productive enough,) or start keeping a work diary or an awesomeness journal to document your successes and prove your value, it’s time to start a paper trail in your favor to use when your boss complains. Worst case, it’s a paper trail you can use when applying to new jobs.
  • Let your boss know. This one’s really tricky, but if your boss is a bad boss not out of malice but out of ignorance or ineptitude, a tactful and professional approach may work wonders. Of course, this won’t work on a boss that’s a jerk or just doesn’t care, but if the problem is that they’re busy themselves or suffering under the weight of their own boss and letting it bleed through to you, they may be receptive to change—and once you talk through it, they may be on your side. I can vouch for this from experience. No one wants to be stressed out, and if you can appeal to your boss’s better nature, they may understand and be willing to compromise and work with you instead of against you.
  • Talk to HR or your boss’s boss. Again, you have to really have faith that this may actually work and you won’t be retaliated against. In many cases, a bad boss is just the person standing in front of a worse boss, or the bad boss and their boss have a closer relationship than you think. HR may also be a trap—not every company takes complaints by employees seriously, and as soon as it gets back to your boss, you could be in for it. However, if you do trust your company’s HR rep or your boss’s boss to mediate, or know they value you more than your boss might, talk to them. Focus on the issue or behavior and not the person, and let them know you want to help your boss, and you’re otherwise happy and engaged in your role, but these very specific things have you stressed out. Ask how they can help, how they’ll follow up, whether your conversations are confidential, and when you can expect to hear from them. Some of what they do is confidential as well, but make sure you get some confirmation you’ve been heard.
  • Just quit. There is a tipping point where nothing you can do will make a bad boss any better, and no amount of exercise after work or therapy is going to change the fact that your boss makes you miserable every day, and in turn you inadvertently make your family and friends miserable when you’re around them. Even if the job is great, it might be time to look for better opportunities where your work will be appreciated. It can be difficult, but your health and your relationships are worth it.

Whatever you do, if your boss is stressing you out and you can see the signs of it seeping into your personal life, you need to do something. What you do is really a matter of the degree of stress you’re feeling. If you think it’s manageable with exercise or meditation, then don’t wait—start now. If you know you’ll never really be able to deal with it, and your boss will never change, more drastic action may be warranted. In the end though, stress impacts your productivity, your health, and now, studies show, the health and well being of the people closest to you. You—and they—deserve better.

How do you deal with an aggravating boss every day, and how do you leave them behind when you leave the office? When do you make the call that it’s time to go? Share your coping mechanisms and stress-relief techniques in the comments below.

excerpt from LifeHacker (copyright)


O fino equilíbrio de tão pouco é uma visão bem-vinda em um mundo tão ocupado. (Patrick McNeil)

Menos elementos, site mais rápido,  direto ao ponto, fácil de consumir, difícil de distrair, conteúdo óbvio, menos tempo perdido… onde menos é mais. Minimalismo é o termo pela arte e pelos círculos de literatura, para descrever um movimento em direção à simplificação extrema da forma e da cor. Como dizem os designers, foca a usabilidade, a estética e permite que o conteúdo seja a estrela.

What Is Coding Dojo

A Coding Dojo is a meeting where a bunch of coders get together to work on a programming challenge. They are there have fun and to engage in DeliberatePractice in order to improve their skills.

The ParisDojo focuses on coding in front of others, most often something from scratch, in a very short amount of time (1 to 1.5 hours). They use various languages, various tools, various exercise formats. They consider the outcome of an exercise successful when it is completed within allocated time AND audience can repeat the exercise at home by themselves.

Maybe the CodingDojoPrinciples help to understand what the CodingDojo is about.

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