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Will is a Skill

For many of us and for much of our lives we have absorbed the concept that willpower, along with its close cousin, self-discipline, is an…

April 4, 2024

Words That Give Away Your Power

Phrases like “You made me…” or “I have to…” or “I had no choice” give away your power. You always have choices; the choices may…

March 28, 2024

Life is a Roll Call

Roll Call: The reading aloud of a list of names, and subsequent responses, to determine who is present or absent. Every day, the sun rises,…

March 26, 2024

Fan the Spark, Guard the Flame

Within each of us lies both goodness and talent of some form, the ability to improve the world and to sculpt ourselves into our best…

March 14, 2024

Our Daily Duty

Every day life begins anew and with it an opportunity for new (more informed?) choices, new (wiser?) decisions, new (better?) paths. Will you go to…

March 12, 2024

Problems are Pathways

Life is a school, and problems are the homework. The penalty for not doing your homework is that the lessons repeat until you do. Everyone…

March 7, 2024

Your Emotions are a Signal… Not a Command

Emotions are just a message about how we are interpreting events and situations in the world around us. They flow out of our expectations and world…

February 27, 2024

Build the Chain

We are so much the product of our habits. So how to form habits that take us where we want to go? And break the…

February 13, 2024

Plan Your Future in Advance

Hey, the future is going to come and if you want a better future, you’d best start doing something about it today. The most basic…

February 6, 2024

You Can Not Lead People if You Need People

But didn’t Barbara Streisand sing ‘People who need people are the luckiest people in the world’?    Okay, the title is a deliberate overstatement, designed…

January 23, 2024

The Intolerable Cost of Myopic Perfectionism

Myopic Perfectionism: An excessive focus on a single topic to the exclusion of other important topics; an obsessive interest or preoccupation with a particular subject…

January 16, 2024

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