Robert A. Heinlein was an American science fiction writer. Often called the “dean of science fiction writers”, he was one of the most influential and controversial authors of the genre in his time. He set a standard for scientific and engineering plausibility, and helped to raise the genre’s standards of literary quality.
A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it’s supposed to do.
Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow if tomorrow might improve the odds.
Being intelligent is not a felony. But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor.
No intelligent man has any respect for an unjust law.
A touchstone to determine the actual worth of an “intellectual”- find out how he feels about astrology.
Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.
The hardest part of gaining any new idea is sweeping out the false idea occupying that niche.
Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things.
If you pray hard enough, water will run uphill. How hard? Why, hard enough to make water run uphill, of course!
Sex should be friendly. Otherwise stick to mechanical toys; its more sanitary.
The three-legged stool of understanding is held up by history, languages, and mathematics. Equipped with these three you can learn anything you want to learn. But if you lack any one of them you are just another ignorant peasant with dung on your boots.
To get anywhere, or even to live a long time, a man has to guess, and guess right, over and over again, without enough data for a logical answer.
To stay young requires unceasing cultivation of the ability to unlearn old falsehoods.
Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other “sins” are invented nonsense.
There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.
Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.
Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child.
In a society in which it is a moral offense to be different from your neighbor your only escape is never to let them find out.
Anyone can see a forest fire. Skill lies in sniffing the first smoke.
If “everybody knows” such-and-such, then it ain’t so, by at least ten thousand to one.
Yield to temptation; it may not pass your way again.
An elephant is a mouse built to government specifications.
The greatest productive force is human selfishness.
The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.
Obscurity is the refuge of incompetence.
Being right too soon is socially unacceptable.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Most people can’t think, most of the remainder won’t think, the small fraction who do think mostly can’t do it very well.
If you don’t like yourself, you can’t like other people.
One man’s theology is another man’s belly laugh.
If you happen to be one of the fretful minority who can do creative work, never force an idea; you’ll abort it if you do. Be patient and you’ll give birth to it when the time is ripe. Learn to wait.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
Of all the strange “crimes” that human beings have legislated out of nothing, “blasphemy” is the most amazing, with “obscenity” and “indecent exposure” fighting it out for second and third place.
Belief gets in the way of learning.
Humans hardly ever learn from the experience of others. They learn – when they do, which isn’t often – on their own, the hard way.
No matter where or what, there are makers, takers, and fakers.
One man’s “magic” is another man’s engineering. “Supernatural” is a null word.
It’s amazing how much “mature wisdom” resembles being too tired.
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Rita Hayworth was born October 17, 1918. Trained as a dancer, she hit stardom as an actress with her appearance in The Strawberry Blonde (1941). She is best known for her performance in Charles Vidor’s Gilda (1946). Her career ended with Ralph Nelson’s The Wrath of God (1972). Hayworth died of Alzheimer’s disease on May 14, 1987.
Rita Hayworth International Star
A legendary Hollywood actress whose beauty catapulted her to international stardom in the 1940s and 1950s, Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino on October 17, 1918, in New York City. She changed her last name to Hayworth early on in her acting career on the advice of her first husband and manager, Edward Judson.
Hayworth hailed from show business stock. Her father, the Spanish-born Eduardo Cansino, was a dancer, and her mother, Volga, had been a Ziegfeld Follies girl. Soon after their daughter was born, they shortened her name to Rita Cansino. By the time Rita was 12 she was dancing professionally.
Still a young girl, Rita moved with her family to Los Angeles and eventually joined her father on the stage in nightclubs both in the United States and in Mexico. It was on a stage in Agua Caliente, Mexico, that a Fox Film Company producer spotted the 16-year-old dancer and inked her to a contract.
Rita Cansino, as she was still known, made her film debut in 1935 with Under the Pampas Moon, which was followed by a string of other films including Dante’s Inferno (1935) with Spencer Tracy, Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935), Meet Nero Wolfe (1936), and Human Cargo (1936).
In 1937 she married Judson, a man 22 years older than her, who would set the stage for his young wife’s future stardom. On his advice, Rita not only changed her last name, but also dyed her hair auburn. Judson worked the phones and managed to get Hayworth plenty of press in newspapers and magazines, and eventually helped her get a seven-year contract with Columbia Pictures.
Are you sick of training schedules and programs that were so extreme.
The Basics of workout
The gist of the workout is 3 parts:
Start with a painfully easy workout, like “1 pushup” or “2 squats”, that’s it. Be sure to pick an exercise you like (or can tollerate in small doses).
Do it every day for 1 week.
Every 7 days, add something new (but simple) to the workout and keep doing it for the next week.
The purpose of the workout is to be very long term, something you might do for years. So be sure to start with something very simple and move up from there because every 7 days you must add something new to the workout. Take care not to add something so taxing or time consuming that it impedes your ability to keep doing the entire workout every day.
For example, hold off on adding things like “run 1 mile” to your workout until you are months into it. For the first few weeks/months, keep the additions so easy that the “workout” almost makes you laugh.
Life is meant to be enjoyed you know
No, even if you start off with something painfully simple, keep in mind that you have to think where that workout will be in a year after 52 additions or more.
You might start off with “3 pushups” but after just 4 weeks, you might add a few more pushups to that, some squats and maybe some walking. By 6 months if you progressed too quickly you might be looking at a workout that takes 2 hours to complete and undoes the purpose of this workout; which is to keep you engaged in fitness for years to come.
Smile and relax.
There is a huge mental component to accepting the workout and physical movement into your life, don’t try and shove through that. Just giggle at the fact that your workout is 2 pushups, 5 squats and 1 situp.
Give it a try:
Go to the store and pickup a simple calendar you can thumbtack to the wall.
Write your workout down in the Sunday box.
Start doing your workouts!
Add an ‘X’ on the calendar every day you do the workout (similar to Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity secret)
Enjoy your life!
That’s it, nothing more to it.
The key to success is remembering not to add too much every Sunday; keep it simple, add an extra pushup or an extra squat. Try and remember what your workouts will look like after 52 additions!
If you find modifications to the workout that works better for you I’d love to hear about them!
What about Diet?
Don’t worry about changing anything in your diet for a while. Give yourself 6 months to get the feel for your workout.
When you do decide to focus on your diet, don’t focus on taking things away, just work on adding a few good things like raw foods, veggies and high-fiber foods.
Don’t walk into the job of modifying your diet with the assumption that your goal is to love eating raw soy beans, steel cut oats and tree bark. That just sets the bar in an impossible position that does nothing but demotivate and crush your spirit.
If you end up liking tree bark, great. If you still love cheese burgers and pizza, great too. Just try and add some veggies to that over the next few years. There is no “race to the finish line” with this stuff, just enjoy what you are doing.
As far as portion control goes, don’t worry about it for a long time. Let’s get some successes under our belts first.