Note: This is a guest post by Michael Rank of History in Five Minutes Podcast In the late 1800s, a doctor visited a wealthy couple in New York to examine their sickly son. He was severely asthmatic, a condition often fatal in those days. Dr. Dudley Sargent told him that due to this condition and his weak heart, failure to lead a quiet life would result in death. Theodore Roosevelt’s father disagreed with this diagnosis. He took his son aside and told him that sitting idly in one’s weakness was no way to live: “Theodore, you have the mind but you have not the body, and without the help of the body the mind cannot go as far as it should. I am giving you the tools, but it is up to you to make your body.”
A while back, I read the story of how Colonel Sanders built Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). It’s an inspiring story, and I learned a lot from it. You might want to read the complete story yourself, but here I’d like to share the lessons I learned from the story with you. Without further ado, here are the lessons I learned: 1. Be resilient. Failure happens to all of us. In fact, if you never fail, that’s most likely because you never tried. Failure is inevitable on the way to success.
If you have followed this blog for some time, you might know that I develop apps for iOS. I have been an app developer since 2011. Today I’d like to let you know that HabitMaster – the habit-building app I develop – has a new version available. The new version is optimized for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and has two new features. Here is how it would look like on your device (if you read this through an email, you might need to click the “Display Images” link in your email reader first): HabitMaster is my most popular app. I’m glad that many people have found it useful for building new habits. Click here to check it out.