Cultivating Discipline

Believe it or not, it’s a key ingredient in freedom. It’s something you foster over time. You are not just born with it. All of us need to learn to brush our teeth twice a day. We learn to make our bed, clean our rooms and close the cupboard doors. It’s also progressive. The more […]

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Objectives, Increments and Inputs

That is some fancy speak for goals, steps and actions. It works better when we simplify. We need goals to ensure we head in the right direction. This is achieved by crafting a compelling vision with an understanding of the purpose behind what we hope to achieve. It creates the direction, as well as the […]

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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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Resolutions or lasting change?

It’s almost time for New Year’s Resolutions. It has a pretty poor track record and yet we resort to it time and again. There is something refreshing and encouraging about the possibility to start over, to make significant changes, to alter the course of our lives. Really, the most powerful force we have to change […]

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