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The Incredible Power of Impossible Goals: How Aspirational Should We Be?

“My goal is always the same: to keep the other player from ever scoring a point.  That doesn’t always happen,  but that’s what I try for.” — Venus Williams; 1980– Can too aspirational a goal…

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If Happiness is a Thermostat, How Do I Raise It?

“Happiness seems to be more like a thermostat, since our temperaments tend to bring us back towards a certain happiness level (a tendency influenced by…

Ten People at a Meeting Is About Seven Too Many

“We are known for having very small meetings, usually three people. No innovation happens with 10 people in a room. If there are a bunch…

Creating Your Destiny

“The ancestor of every action is a thought.”  — Ralph Waldo Emerson; 1803–1882 Every emotion, every belief and every action that flows from our thoughts…

The Positive Uses of False Memory

“In my mind, I’m always the best. If I walk out on the court (and) I think the next person is better, I’ve already lost.” …

Is Unhappiness the Secret to Happiness?

Ok, being a bit tongue in cheek here BUT… 1.  One key to happiness is pushing your comfort zone. Pushing your comfort zone is (by…

The Wisdom of Doubt

Beware of unquestioned certainty; avoid the counsel of the man with no doubts. Illustration: DNA evidence is infallible, right? The unquestioned Gold Standard of Proof?…

Take the Extra One!

If you want to be a success in life; all that it takes is one easy step: The Extra One! Frequently ask yourself: “What else…

Ugly Thoughts Show in Your Face

“I watch my thoughts, I watch my monkey mind. If you carry around anger and ugly emotions it will show on your face.”  — Andie…