quotes tagged with 'repetition'

The difference between a man and a sheep is that the sheep just bleats, but a man keeps saying the same thing in different ways until he gets what he wants.

Author: Greek orator, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in sheep repetition greekorator 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The striking thing about Ericsson's study is that he and his colleagues couldn't find any "naturals," musicians who floated effortlessly to the top while practicing a fraction of the time their peers did. Nor could they find any "grinds," people who worked harder than everyone else, yet just didn't have what it takes to break the top ranks. Their research suggests that once a musician has enough ability to get into a top music school, the thing that distinguishes one performer from another is how hard he or she works. That's it. And what's more, the people at the very top don't work juts hard or even much harder than everyone else. They work much, much harder.

The idea that excellence at perforing a complex task requires a critical minimum level of practice surfaces again and again in studies of expertise. In fact, researches have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours.

"...in study after study, of composers, basketball players, fiction writers, ice skaters, concert pianists, chess players, master criminals, and what have you, this number comes up again and again. Of course, this doesn't address why some people get more out of their practice sessions than others do. But no one has yet found a case in which true world class expertise was accomplished in less time. It seems that it takes the brain this long to assimilate all that it needs to acheieve true mastery."

This is true even of people we think of as prodigies.

Author: Malcom Gladwell, Source: Outliers, pp.39-40Saved by mlsscaress in excellence work genius repetition effort practice mastery 10000 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In our own time we have been warned with counsel on where to find safety from sin and from sorrow. One of the keys to recognizing those warnings is that they are repeated. For instance, more than once in general conferences, you have heard our prophet say that he would quote a preceding prophet and would therefore be a second witness and sometimes even a third. Each of us old enough to listen heard President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985) give counsel on the importance of a mother in the home and then heard President Ezra Taft Benson (1899–1994) quote him, and we have heard President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008) quote them both.3

The Apostle Paul wrote, “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established” (2 Corinthians 13:1). One of the ways we may know that the warning is from the Lord is that the law of witnesses, authorized witnesses, has been invoked. When the words of prophets seem repetitive, that should rivet our attention and fill our hearts with gratitude to live in such a blessed time.

Author: Henry B. Eyring, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=f318118dd536c0...Saved by richardkmiller in warning prophet repetition home mother witness 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
What we do about history matters. The often repeated saying that those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them has a lot of truth in it. But what are 'the lessons of history'? The very attempt at definition furnishes ground for new conflicts. History is not a recipe book; past events are never replicated in the present in quite the same way. Historical events are infinitely variable and their interpretations are a constantly shifting process. There are no certainties to be found in the past.
Author: Gerda Lerner, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in history learn repetition 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
And I, Nephi, did go into the mount oft.
Author: Nephi, Source: 1 Nephi 18:3Saved by mlsscaress in temple repetition consistency meditation commune 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The ways of the world receive constant reinforcement—should not the ways of heaven?
Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: "Not My Will, But Thine” (1988), 133–34Saved by cboyack in virtue media influence morality repetition zion peerpressure atmosphere babylon reinforce 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I have been deeply impressed with the beauty and power of this scriptural account in 3 Nephi, and with its great value for our time and our generation. The record of the Nephite history just prior to the Savior’s visit reveals many parallels to our own day as we anticipate the Savior’s second coming. The Nephite civilization had reached great heights. They were prosperous and industrious.... But, as so often happens, the people rejected the Lord. Pride became commonplace. Dishonesty and immorality were widespread. Secret combinations flourished because, as Helaman tells us, the Gadianton robbers “had seduced the more part of the righteous until they had come down to believe in their works and partake of their spoils” (Hel. 6:38). …. And “Satan had great power, unto the stirring up of the people to do all manner of iniquity, and to the puffing them up with pride, tempting them to seek for power, and authority, and riches, and the vain things of the world,” even as today (3 Ne. 6:15).

Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: Saved by cboyack in history bookofmormon repetition thirdnephi nephite 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
If we look at the timeline of events that led up to the Revolutionary War and compare it to current day events, we will see a disturbing similarity. Must our present-day inaction, indifference, and silence in the face of tyranny cause us to march down the same dreaded path? Our wake-up call is so clear; why do we ignore it?
Author: Jessi Winchester, Source: http://www.libertyforall.net/?p=519Saved by cboyack in tyranny war history revolution repetition 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
True repentance does not permit repetition.
Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: LDS Speaker's Sourcebook, p. 379Saved by cboyack in repetition repentance 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.
Author: Jim Rohn, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in success discipline failure repetition fortune 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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