Watch the Sunrise

Google says, “Watching the sunrise outdoors statistically increases your odds of having a good day. And needing a nap after lunch.” I can count the number of times I have watched the sunrise. Despite being an early riser, I am not often outdoors when the sun is rising. I am getting ready, I am driving…

Headwinds and Tailwinds

I listened to an episode of Freakonomics, Why Is My Life So Hard?, and my main takeaway that I need to practice gratefulness. Lately, I have had the sneaking suspicion that my life is really hard, due to my own, special unicorn circumstances. Everything was coming down on me, everything is SO HARD. I have been…

On Becoming Great

I was inspired by Freakonomics’ How to Become Great at Just About Anything (Rebroadcast). One of the takeaways I learned was that the oft quoted 10,000 hour rule is out of context. You need a combination of deliberate and purposeful practice… and some measure of talent. Excerpts from the podcast: “Deliberate practice involves well-defined, specific…