His opponents in the second semi-final ran 200 metres. Bolt ran 100 then waited for the others. He was followed home by Anaso Jobodwana of South Africa and Alex Quinonez of Ecuador after he took a couple of long strides to the line.
This leads to the paradox that the more original a discovery the more obvious it seems afterward. The creative act is an act of creation in the sense of the Old Testament. It creates something in heaven and projects in onto the world becoming a new mind. The more familiar the parts, the more striking the new whole. Man’s knowledge of the changes of the tides and the phases of the moon is as old as... his observation that apples fall to earth in the ripeness of time. Yet the combination of these and other equally familiar data in Newton’s theory of gravity changed mankind’s outlook on the world.
The economic pressures have also turned into intellectual pressures. When humans feel panicked, we tend to become more conservative and risk-averse — we go with the sure thing, rather than the gamble. The problem is that creativity is all about exploratory risk. The goal is to find new things — to go beyond state-of-the-art and to discover or create things that the world has never seen. It’s a contradiction to simultaneously forge into the unknown and to insist on a sure bet.
The Sun moves much more slowly relative to nearby interstellar space than was previously thought, according to scientists working on NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission. Their study casts doubt on the existence of an abrupt "bow shock" where the edge of the solar system meets the interstellar medium – instead suggesting that the boundary between the two regions is much gentler than previously thought.
According to Dr. Maria Montessori: "..artistic activity is a form of reasoning, in which perceiving and thinking are indivisible intertwined. A person who paints, writes, composes, dances… thinks with his sense…Genuine art work requires organization which involves many and perhaps all of the cognitive operations known from theoretical thinking
But over 40 years ago Peter Higgs and others realized that the state with least energy needn’t be empty, it can instead be filled with a physical quantity called the Higgs field. A field is something that can mediate a force, much like the gravitational field mediates the attraction felt by a ball falling to the Earth or a magnetic field mediates the force between the Earth and a navigational... compass. The hypothetical Higgs field would similarly mediate a new force between particles. What is unusual about the Higgs field is that it costs less energy to have it than not to have it, so although gravitational and magnetic fields on Earth would vanish without our planet to act as a source, the Higgs field can be present even in the vacuum, without any particles. As such, it provides a ubiquitous environment through which all elementary particles swim, and so must be an important part of any understanding of their properties.
Consider this passage from Einstein: ‘The words of the language as they are originally spoken don’t seem to play any role at all in my mechanism of thought. The elements of my thought are certain signs, or more or less clear images, which in my case are of a visual and sometimes of a muscular type. The combination of these different images in productive thought is what enables me to make progress before there is any connection with logical construction in words or any other sign that could be communicated to others.'"
As Mark Twain said, "I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened." The hallmark of depression and anxiety is catastrophizing—worrying about something that hasn't happened yet and might not happen at all. Worry, by its very nature, means thinking about the future—and if you hoist yourself into awareness of the present moment, worrying melts away.
When James plays this way, he pushes past a generational talent that borders on the ferocity that comes with a force of nature.
After thirty odd years of practicing medicine, I now realize the importance of rhythm to health. Rhythm is an inherent characteristic of the self-organizing dynamics of all of nature—humans included. The way nature self-organizes—unfolds and evolves—is through rhythmic patterns. My advice is to get in touch with your body rhythms and change your life.
When I drove away the sky at the horizon was yellowing with twilight and the trees stood clean against it. The banks of flowers covering the grave were muted and grayed by the coming of evening and had yielded up their color to the sunset. I thought — here's where he belongs — with this big darkening sky and this air that is thirst-quenching as mountain water and this century of family around him... and the cornfield crowding the meadow where his presence will be marked. But he's not in the meadow. He's out there in the corn. He's hunting the winter's rabbit and the summer's catfish. He has a hand on little Mark's shoulder and a sudden kiss for you. And he has my laughter echoing his own at the great big jokes he saw and showed to me — and he's here, living and vivid and unforgettable forever, far too mischievous to lie down long.
Anyone in any job can narrow his or her task list to the one that really matters. That’s the job that should get your greatest--in fact, undivided--attention. It’s the decision you want to make at your most alert moments. It’s the task that earns you your salary, pays for your free time, determines the success of your company, and--when you do it right--makes you feel the most capable and proud.
The Ferguson credo was spelled out on the final page of his autobiography, Managing My Life, where he said: I relate to ambitious individuals but I appreciate that in millions of lives talk of ambition is an insulting irrelevance. Sometimes I joke about recognising peoples natures in their choice of ideal holidays. Some want to go to Blackpool, others to Spain and some want to go to the moon. I... tell myself I identify with that last group. Then I remember the people I was raised among. The great holiday adventures of my childhood was to go to Saltcoats on the Ayrshire coast for the Glasgow Family Fortnight... but some families in Govan couldnt afford even that and would go to the local parks to be surrounded by a little greenery. For the men it was respite enough to be spared the noise and the grime of the shipyards for a couple of weeks, to escape the hammer of the Clyde. Ambition had nothing to do with their lives. Survival was the essence. Yet there was an incredible warmth of fellow feeling among them, a loyalty that was deep as the marrow. I wish I could re-visit, however briefly, the sense of community that existed in the Govan of my childhood. It could be a rough world but there were wonderful values at the heart of it. Loyalty has been the anchor of my life and it is something that I learned in Govan.
When a customer calls the support number, sends an email, or talks to a store employee, he is initiating a conversation. You have his undivided attention, even if he’s annoyed, and that makes it a crucial brand-defining moment. He’s hoping for a conversation, but bracing for an ordeal. He knows you’ve collected information on him for your own purposes and wondering why you don’t do something useful with it. Not useful to you--useful to him.
If either Obama or Romney have been blessed with the gift of guile, it is a secret left for the memoirs of their closest advisers. In contrast, Bill Clinton had the mind-clouding ability to convince visitors to the Oval Office that the president had said “yes” when he had, in truth, rejected their pleas. Roy Neel, who was the deputy chief of staff during Clinton’s first term, once told me that part of his job was bluntly informing the credulous who had fallen for the president’s charm that they had been turned down.