Category Archives: Leadership & Motivation

Headwinds and Tailwinds

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“The Head Winds / Tail Winds Asymmetry” Tom Gilovich and Shai Davidai https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27869473 J Pers Soc Psychol. 2016 Dec;111(6):835-851. http://freakonomics.com/podcast/why-is-my-life-so-hard/ “The idea should be familiar to anyone who cycles or runs for exercise. Sometimes you’re running or cycling into the wind, and it’s not pleasant. You’re aware of it the whole time. It’s retarding your progress […]

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Embrace Better

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Life is an evolving progression.  There is no stasis … no parking lot … no statutorial sanctum … To embrace life, we have to embrace CHANGE.  We change or die!  And the world around us changes, so we have to adapt.  And the speed of change is ever-increasing. What got you to the age of […]

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Asymptotically Speaking

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“In analytic geometry, an asymptote (/ˈæsɪmptoʊt/) of a curve is a line such that the distance between the curve and the line approaches zero [but never actually GETS there] as they tend to infinity.”  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asymptote In practical terms, one can approach certain unassailable goals (e.g., such as perfection) forever WITHOUT ACTUALLY GETTING THERE.  However, such can still be increasingly and progressively […]

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Life is Like Parachuting

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The annually updated book “What Color Is Your Parachute” by the late Richard Bolles has been a helpful life and career guide for multiple generations.  The basic thrust of the book is one of personally defining and designing … formulating and reformulating … a life path into which we can direct our main focus and […]

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Who ARE You?

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Looking in the mirror and having it talk back to you is an unnerving experience: “What have you got to say for yourself?”  “ Are you of any salvageable earthly account or not?” “ And by whose measure or reckoning?” [While there may be higher “Callings”, the very least we can do is become members […]

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