Why Planning Works (Always)

Anything worth doing is worth planning (at least once). Lest I lose a potential reader who may think “Why plan small tasks? They’re small… ” let me say that even small tasks can benefit from a careful – albeit quick – planning session. Maybe there’s a better way of doing things, or maybe new resources are available …

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The Beauty of Crucibles

Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape. – Charles Dickens Everything we experience has the potential to be a learning and growing experience. It is up to …

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Ask The Right Question(s)

You see things; and you say Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say Why not? – George Bernard Shaw These words have often been attributed to one Kennedy or another, but I’m pretty sure it was Shaw who said them first. They’re a great “re-frame” and offer us the opportunity to …

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Another View of Courage

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’ – Mary Anne Radmacher Sure, Hollywood wants us to believe that courage is primarily the domain of the well-muscled action hero, but real courage is more like the everyday person who makes a …

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