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Month: December 2017

No Shinking!

No Shinking!

Here are a couple reasons to avoid thinking.

1. It doesn’t exist.
2. It keeps you from being related to others.
3. It keeps you from being in the present moment and may keep you from doing your best.

Beware Perfection and Vacation!

Beware Perfection and Vacation!

HI again!

There are two reasons that I did not broadcast last week.

The first is that my schedule has been disrupted by changes in my life. This is so typical of me and of humans that it seems silly to have to point it out but it really is a big problem. if things are working great with good habits and something happens to mess that up. It’s really important to get back on the horse.

Sometimes that’s hard and it seems to get harder everytime you remount. Partially that’s because you think once you get on you’ll never have to get on again. In fact, life is really about getting back on the horse over and over again.

The second is that I wanted this to be perfect. I wanted my creation to be so good that I didn’t bother starting because I was so intimidated. One time I was doing a play in college and I remember being so frustrated with myself. I wanted to be incredible in this role. I wanted to somehow be making choices that would stun the world and to exude charisma. In other words, I wanted to be a different actor.

I realized that by wishing that I had a different instrument I was making it impossible to use the instrument I have.

I came across this fantastic quote from Arthur Ashe.

“To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.”

This is really simple and really important. Basically, in order to get anywhere, you have to start where you are. You can’t use what you don’t have and you can’t do more than what you can do.

Consider the contrapositive of the first of these obvious truths. If you don’t start where you are, you won’t get anywhere.