Surprise! It Worked!

Surprise! It Worked!

Why do we get excited when something works as intended?

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Understanding – Who’s Job Is It?

Understanding

If “they” don’t understand you, then who’s problem is it … really?

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Roadside Service

Sometimes helping means sitting in the sun alongside a busy highway, baby-sitting a broken down rental truck.

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Everything is Recycled

Ideas

Ideas are only the combination of things which already exist. – Todd Brison, The Creative’s Curse I don’t remember why the thought struck me, but I realized the other day that absolutely everything is recycled.

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Being Early

Airport

I’m a chronic early-bird. But I use it to my advantage to make travel that much more enjoyable.

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It’s The People They Represent

Politician

Representatives represent. So when disagreeing with a representative there’s a good chance we’re disagreeing with the majority of people he or she was elected to represent.

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Breaking the Chain

The Chain

If you read any self-improvement, time management. or productivity literature in recent years you’re likely to come across the Jerry Seinfeld story. I was thinking about it just yesterday, and lo and behold, it pops up in The Daily Stoic as today’s entry. Once again it seems that the universe is trying to tell me […]

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The One Skill I Would Wish Upon The World

Critical Thinking

If I could wish upon the world one skill, I know exactly what that skill would be.

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Getting Search Terms at the Hardware Store

Hardware Store

Sometimes I go to the hardware store looking for nothing but ideas. Sometimes what I walk away with is nothing more than a search term.

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Writing Things Down and Accidentally Reaching Goals

Arrow

Five years ago I wrote down some five-year goals, and then set them aside. The results surprised me.

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What Is Mindfulness?

Pay Attention!

Mindfulness is nothing new. In fact, my parents were exhorting me to be more mindful long ago. I’ll bet yours were too.

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Adjusting the Bar

The Bar

My daily writing habit has become somewhat less than daily. I think it’s time to adjust the bar.

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It’s Not 1984, And Yet…

1984

I recently completed a re-read of the book 1984 by George Orwell. I was simultaneously encouraged and a little bit depressed

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My Path is Different Than Your Path

Two Paths Diverge in the Woods

An imagined response to an imagined comment….

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Starting Is The Hardest Part

Start!

I get a lot done, I really do. Yet it’s also frustrating how much more I could do if I would just … start.

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Travel Ease

Travel!

I went on a trip, recently, and found myself at the airport – and then in the air – feeling particularly grateful for all the things that got me there.

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The Mug

The Mug

A fear of loss can prevent us from taking action. That, in and of itself, is another – perhaps greater – loss.

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Do The Work

Do The Work

Calls to action are great as far as they go. But do the work to confirm they’re actually accurate before acting or passing them along.

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Finding Comfort In People

People

Low level anxiety over current events has produced an odd side-effect: a desire to be around people.

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Kindness & Good News

Spend Kindness Like It's Money And Pretend You're a Millionaire

As always, positivity is buried beneath the news of the day – and yet it’s needed now more than ever.

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