Seventy-Nine

79 Quality of life… that elusive little slice of heaven we’re all pining for. I’ve heard it said that taking the easy road gets progressively harder, while taking the hard road gets progressively easier. I’ve been finding this to be true in my own life. Enduring the varying quality of life levels during these journeysContinue reading “Seventy-Nine”

Seventy-Six

76 Leave while you’re on top; quit while you’re ahead…? It can be sage advice, depending… You see and hear about this often from entertainers, actors, musicians, sports stars, and other high-profile types. But what about the average Joe’s? Does this apply to us? Is it ever a good idea to quit? Are we everContinue reading “Seventy-Six”

The Hard Way

Pointing fingers and shirking responsibility. Defensiveness. Denial. Avoidance. Resisting change. Being self-centered vs. selfless. Taking vs. giving. Telling vs. listening. Condescension. Intolerance. Arrogance. Insensitivity. These are the paths of least resistance. The easier things to do. The most predictable ways to behave. The ways most choose to take. These are the easy ways… Why? YouContinue reading “The Hard Way”

Go Your Own Way

This short video is of Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point, Outliers) discussing the band Fleetwood Mac’s story as an illustration of the – often – very long time it takes to truly become great at something. The comment below it prompted my reponse that follows: “I don’t doubt he is correct about the time it takes to achieve greatness. To meContinue reading “Go Your Own Way”

The Pretender

We’ve all got just two choices: Get in the game and play… (OR) Give into the game and pretend It’s really that black and white… The “game” = your one and only life that includes your endeavors, your careers, your pursuits, your passions. Playing the game requires pushing through the inevitable fear and uncertainty thatContinue reading “The Pretender”