During the holidays, New York City is packed with people – on the sidewalks, inside stores and in the subway. Usually, I fade the crowds out to get to where I want to go.
But today, as I waded through tourists stopping to short to take photos, I stopped to look at what they […]
When you reflect on the year past, it’s easy to focus on your accomplishments and what happened. What might be interesting to think about are the activities you stopped doing and what didn’t happen.
This past year, I no longer:
Watch the Oscars, the NBA or go to movies […]
The most important decision you have to make every day is where you spend your time and energy.
Every day you allocate these two precious resources and your current situation in life shows you how you’re doing. To live your life to your fullest potential, you want to choose activities that provide the best return for […]
You probably think your life could be better.
It’s not that it’s bad. It’s just not what you’ll call “awesome”.
If you want to confirm this, answer this question:
What have you been up to?
If your answer is:
Not much Same old Eh…
or any other variation, then you may want […]
“I just want my kids to be happy”
In the United States Declaration of Independence, the unalienable rights of man are:
“Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”
Look deeply at what you […]
How can I be more disciplined?
What was the answer?
Was it something vague like “You just have to force yourself to do it”?
Self-discipline is one of those overused words that people have a […]
Seventeen years before Steve Job’s famous commencement address at Stanford in 2005, William Zinsser addressed the graduating class at Wesleyan University with a speech that was phenomenal.
I came across this commencement address while writing up a […]
Imagine coming from a childhood where your teachers thought you were lazy and slow because you tested poorly (due to dyslexia), your peers alienated you because you were bad at sports and all the adults you live with fell ill or passed away before you became a teenager.
Most people would apply […]
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