I’m Better

There comes a day when you realise it. You are better than you used to be. It dawns on us suddenly, while we do something we’ve done many times before, and somehow it’s easier with better results. It might feel like a day you hit your first hole-in-one. (The odds of this happening for an […]

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Two approaches to incompetence

One. We learn something new. We achieve conscious incompetence. We dislike the feeling of inadequacy. We find ways to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. When time is of the essence, shortcuts become the obvious choice. To get better at golf I buy more expensive equipment. (We do this with any sport really.) To […]

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Behind the Scenes

It’s the training and the commitment that sets you up for success. The early mornings and late nights dedicated to the goal. The market research and planning get the business going. It looks easy when we only consider the end result. It’s the behind the scenes footage that makes the show possible. The seemingly insignificant, […]

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The value of one more

The challenge with one more is the law of diminishing returns. When we have only done something once, doing one more is a 100% increase. From the third, returns exponentially decrease. This quickly creates the impression that one more is less worth it. So we stop. We stop at good enough. What if we didn’t? […]

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