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Seeing Things Anew

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought.” – Jonathan Swift This reminds me of an oft-quoted line: when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Both are excellent reminders that our perceptions and ways of seeing things are habits (that …

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How to Make Positive Thinking Work

Positive Thinking, by itself, isn’t much, and it’s certainly not sufficient. Positive thinking without constructive visualization and consistent action/adaptation is like pizza without sauce, and cheese, and toppings, and an oven, and someone skilled to make the pizza and bake, and slice, it — it’s just dough. Positive thinking when combined with vivid and emotionally charged …

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Knowledge Without Action

This is something I have been thinking about a great deal these days. I am collector of knowledge and wisdom. I have a belief that if I fill my head with great ideas, and think realistically positive thoughts as much as possible, and carefully craft my speech, that my life will improve. And it has. …

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First Post

I had toyed with the idea of making the first post on this blog about an idea, or a strategy. The key thing, the most important thing one needs to know and practice to lead an authentic, effective and purposeful life. But I thought better of that. For two reasons really: 1) I was having …

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