Month: June 2012

Reaching Conclusions

As events unfold, it’s human nature to interpret situations quickly and reach immediate conclusions.  We tend to judge swiftly and prefer the binary view of good/bad, happy/sad, or win/lose. In today’s complex world, reaching early conclusions can cloud your judgment and lure you away from achievement.  One of my favorite Zen parables illustrates this beautifully: […]

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Stop the Beatings

I’m short.  And Impatient.  I stink at details, I am a horrible dancer, and I am a lousy athlete.  Like you, I have dozens of imperfections and spend a lot of time focusing on them.  How completely unproductive. Worse yet, I spend far too much time focused on the shortcomings of others.  The driver in front […]

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Your JumboTron

As basketball fans enter their favorite time of year, all eyes will be on the ever-present JumboTron.  In addition to all the flash, this giant scoreboard provides critical information to players, coaches, and fans.  In its larger-than-life format, everyone has up-to-the-nanosecond knowledge of the score, time remaining, period, and many other vital stats. Now, imagine […]

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Dance Like No One’s Watching

There exist few things in life as awkward as the self-conscious dancer.  Prancing about without rhythm or timing, their embarrassing moment becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.  There’s one at every wedding, every party, and every dance club. This hapless soul has a counterpart: the person who doesn’t give a shit.  He lets it all hang out, irrespective […]

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