the hard work is the shortcut

We look for shortcuts like this all the time: Yet when pursuing mastery it’s often more than four simple steps. For anything I’ve ever had to master it involved: Practice Repetition Revision Iteration More practice Making mistakes Redoing Revising You get the picture. No straight lines. Always a learning curve. Some curves steeper than others.Continue reading “the hard work is the shortcut”

don’t wait…

Many times we remain stuck, mostly because we want guarantees that our next step will bring us exactly what we want. We want control. Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman share: We don’t control many of the things we pursue in life – yet we become angry, sad, hurt, scared or jealous when we don’t getContinue reading “don’t wait…”

the oyster understanding

Oysters weren’t really in my head today, until I wished a two year old “Happy Birthday” on Facebook. Ellie was sitting atop a table as if she were in charge with a firm handle on her two year old life. “Congratulations!” I told Ellie. “The world is your oyster.” For someone so young, with soContinue reading “the oyster understanding”

How is this Going to Affect Me?

We always have a choice in how we are going to respond to any situation. Yesterday I was thrown off my game because I chose to be rattled by a text in the morning and I let it consume me for a couple of hours: I discussed it with 3 friends and commiserated with myContinue reading “How is this Going to Affect Me?”

Perhaps it’s time to stop doing that sh*t!

I’m not going to wait till I’m ready, or it’s perfect. I’m writing, whenever I’m inspired to do so and it’s “OK” if you think me self indulgent. Gosh, so much editing in my past has finally caught up with me. My hand tremor has moved from a 2 to an 8 on the anxietyContinue reading “Perhaps it’s time to stop doing that sh*t!”

Self discovery – is this a worthwhile exercise?

In reading a copy of M. Scott Peck’s – The Road Less Traveled and Beyond, in his chapter on Learning and Growth – I discovered this quote by Soren Kierkegaard, who said: A man may perform astonishing feats and comprehend a vast amount of knowledge, and yet have no understanding of himself. But suffering directsContinue reading “Self discovery – is this a worthwhile exercise?”