Contours and straight lines

Logic suggests that the shortest path is the quickest. Intuition tells us this is not always so. Especially in the mountains. Contours are lines that show elevation. On a map, they wind around the hills and valleys maintaining a constant hight. Straight lines, by contrast, seek the shortest distance between two points. Om maps, this […]

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Buy-In

It’s negotiated. You might get the work done without it, but it will take longer and will be a struggle. The alternative is to do the work. Take the time to accommodate the process others require to commit. It might take them longer. You might walk around the tree a couple of times. In the […]

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Under Pressure

In an ideal world, we like to think that we would experience no pressure. We perceive pressure as a negative consequence of the modern world. This is not so. Pressure creates energy that enables performance. Our heart’s primary function is to create pressure. It is this very pressure that sustains life. As we all know, […]

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Unreconciled Expectations

Sometimes reality just doesn’t measure up. We go into situations and experiences with some idea as to the outcome or value we hope to gain. Often, we leave disappointed. It raises an important question. Were our expectations too high, or was the experience below standard? It’s a tough one too answer. In order to cope […]

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Fast and Light

Sometimes, big challenges require a ‘just in case’ approach. When uncertainty is high, pack heavy. Be prepared for any eventuality. Secure responsiveness and flexibility into the approach. Fast and light is the other alternative. Commit to the cause, take only what you need, and get it done. It’s riskier. It’s faster. It’s really useful to […]

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