There's your life before and your life after the moment you realize that patience is not just a virtuous achievement to showcase at your next high school reunion but, in fact, a competitive advantage in business. Because hardly anyone at all will have the tenacity to mimic you. And while the first thought may be... Continue Reading →
The preachers mindset is telling us "I have already found the truth and my job now is to convince everyone of what I know to be true". The prosecutors mindset is telling us "I'm trying to win an argument which means, I must prove you wrong". The politicians mindset is telling us "I'm going to... Continue Reading →
"We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all of our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
When we are young, we have no choice. Our imagination is all that we have. There is no past. There is nothing to reminisce. There is nothing to morn. There is nothing to hold on to. But soon, without counsel, we are nudged forward. Forward into experience. Into discovery. Hope. Love. Loss. And all those... Continue Reading →
Recently in my life, the notion of success has come up over and over again.
Quite a bit.
There is an axiom within our cultural lexicon that time and time again brings us back to the notion that success seemingly pushes us away from "ourselves".
That it forces you to become many things; anything but your true self.
Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like if we did two things differently.
If in the face of adversity, against the tugging will of our lizard brain, we looked around for someone less fortunate than ourselves and helped them.
If in the face of success and prosperity we helped ourselves.
There was a moment in history, we as people looked up for the very first time [at the stars] and never would it be the same.
We brought our own relevance and capabilities into question with a majesty that, to this day, maintains an unrelenting hold on our lives.
As sophisticated as we may feel we have become, as progressive as we may imagine we are, rest assured most of us find ourselves petrified by the thought of failure.