2 Types of Mistakes

Mistakes and errors need to be differentiated.  Separated into different boxes. Because not all are the same. The attendant working at the store that showed up late 3 days this week because he couldn’t wake up on time to get to work is committing the mistake of lazy. Or the manager that upsets a customer […]

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…can be described as the absence of feeling. This can seem like a state of mind we long for.  A state of mind in stark contrast to the one that can cause so much turmoil and pain. We spend the day in thought. Worrying about the future.  Ruminating about the past.  All forgetting about the […]

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Benefit of the Doubt

It’s something we all desire be given to us. And yet, it’s something we so rarely give away. And begins the virtuous cycle of life.  This tension between fairness and deserving.  Between human error and accountability.  Between intent and result. We don’t often act out of malicious intent.  The opposite rather. Our intent gets covered […]

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Following the map

…is merely sticking to a set of instructions. There is little variety.  Little uncertainty.  The map makes clear where we need to go. But when everyone has a map, we lose our advantage. Anytime everyone knows how to do something, it is less valuable. A compass, on the other hand, isn’t so specific.  It isn’t […]

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The Here & Now

Most of the day spent lost in thought. Wrestling with what might be.  Or ruminating over mistakes made in the past. Rather than just being present.  In the here and now. Engaging, listening, conversing, and giving your full self. It’s so easy these days – how often are you sitting down with your child either […]

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Give It Away

Don’t hoard it. We get stuck clinging to the little power that we have.  Believing it’s finite. If we give away too much, we think we will lose all of ours.  Rather than seeking to empower others, we build walls to safeguard ourselves. All the while, accomplishing the opposite of what we intend. When we […]

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Either For or Against

The boundaries have become so black and white – leaving little room for gray area in the middle. We seek to divide.  Rather than bring together.  Pointing out the differences rather than seeking out the commonalities. The gulf is widening between us.  And it’s all by our own doing. And it starts with choosing sides. […]

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