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“Motivation and Wellbeing for Students – The Path to Success” with Author: Fahimullah Hayat has just been inspected and read in my own ongoing book project called “Shit, I ended up in a motivation situation”
Extremely much research, data, stories and of course books have been- and are reviewed now, in my process towards my next book.
Me about Fahimullah Hayat`s book:
I think the book is worth its price ( for me, NOK: 100, used on Amazon) and especially the beginning of the book. Up to page 90 it provides good reminders, good guides, methods, plans and fine facts.
The book eventually uses many pages about mental challenges (which are important), but goes all the way to mental illness. Not everything meets my needs and theme (motivation), but all in all, this is a good book to remind you and me of good habits and good methods for own progress and development.
The book starts with the quote:
“Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind him. It’s something we call heart power. Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success. ” – From Vince Lombardi, The Coach Legend of American Football.
So for me that’s translates to my own Lombardi text:
(drum roll ….) (trumptes….)
“I Bjorn, have made a commitment to find a way to make the super duper global book nr 10000001 about motivation (I don’t know if that’s the right number, but it is a lot of books about “motivation” out there), ….. – and I have something we call heart power for the subject and as Mr Lombardi said: Once a man has made this commitment about the best book about motivation ever, nothing will stop him short of success”
(Quote; me, with some help from Lombardi, and a drum roll, and trumptes )
I´m writing a book again and today my focus and topic is: «choice».
In life, in school, in work. You and I make a choice all the time. In the start of today, I had a choice. Stand up, wait, or sleep 30 more minutes. A new idea also came. What about one more hour in a warm bed? (its 9 minus celcius outside today, 29.1.2021, Norway )
Then at 9 O´clock I had to choose on Twitter. It looks like a follower is liking posts that is a bit, maybe, could be, to much far right. Not over the line, but close. Choose to unfollow? Choose to confront? Choose to make a post with fire and rage? Forget it and take a cup of coffee?
A bigger choice was for one man in 1936. All the other workers do the Nazi salute. He chose to not raise his arm.
(In 1991 the German newspaper, Die Zeitth, published the 1936 photo of the non-saluting German, and Irene Landmesser identified the man as her father )
Here is the story:
It was in Germany in 1936 and a newly built ship was about to leave the harbor of Hamburg. The photo shows workers raising their arms for the infamous gesture, except for August Landmesser who is standing with his arms crossed, squinting.
August Landmesser became a member of the Nazi Party in 1931. He remained a member until 1935 when at 25 he decided to marry a Jewish woman named Irma Eckler. Under Nuremberg laws instituted in September 1935, Landmesser was not allowed to marry Irene Eckler, therefore they stayed unmarried.
Irene attempted to flee Germany to Denmark to find work, but was arrested and sent to jail for “Rassenschande», and sent to a concentration camp. Her last letter to her mother was sent in January 1942.
Agust Landmesser was discharged from prison in 1941 and in 1944 was drafted to serve in the war. He was later declared missing in action and believed dead.
(source: www.csmonitor.com )
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I will remember August and I will make a new saying in my book:
«You need to take one like August»
What is that?
to «take one like August» is to make a choice that is so hard that it might kill you, but you take it.
to take one like August is when all your mates goes in one direction and you choose not to.
Agust Landmesser missing in action, but not forgotten.