How Saying Thank You Leads to Greatness Jun10

How Saying Thank You Leads to Greatness

Photo by Nathan Rupert via Flickr. One of the things I love about drinking alcohol is that it puts blinders on my mind — in a good way. I don’t see all the reasons I shouldn’t say something, write something, or do something. It shuts off fear. Without fear clouding my mind, I feel a burst of creativity — the ideas and the words to describe the ideas flow freely. I would say I’m confident, but it’s not quite that.  I don’t even think about it. I just do. Perhaps this is ultimate confidence, when the idea or feeling of confidence isn’t even present and you just create.  You just take action...

What the Bar Exam Taught Me About Personality and Optimal Performance May30

What the Bar Exam Taught Me About Personality and ...

“I believe that one of the most critical factors in the transition to becoming a conscious high performer is the degree to which your relationship to your pursuit stays in harmony with your unique disposition. There will inevitably be times when we need to try new ideas, release our current knowledge to take in new information – but it is critical to integrate this new information in a manner that does not violate who we are. By taking away our natural voice, we leave ourselves without a center of gravity to balance us as we navigate the countless obstacles along our way.” –  Josh Waitzkin, The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey...

How To Be Successful…Right Now Jul10

How To Be Successful…Right Now

I don’t consider myself to be successful. When I say this to people, they say, ‘no, you’ve done this, you’ve done that.’ That’s true.  I’ve done this and that.  Haven’t we all? Success isn’t defined by someone else’s view. It’s defined by our view of ourselves. Yes, it’s narcissistic. We really should stop pretending that we’re not all narcissists.  You are. I am. I’m guessing Mother Theresa was a narcissist to some degree — a narcissist and by all accounts an amazing human being. If you’re a human being, you’re a narcissist. Let me...

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