Writing down our biggest and most audacious goals is fun, but kind of bullshit. Don’t get me wrong, goals are an essential element of worthwhile accomplishments. I see a lot of stuff these days about writing our goals down, committing to them. But I don’t see a lot of stuff about executing on those goals;… Continue reading Big Goals Are Great. But What Are You Doing Tomorrow?
I used to be one of these people that set a lot of goals. I would make these lists of 100 things to do before I die and stuff like that. Then month after month, I’d look at these lists and note that little to no progress had been made. And then the world changed.… Continue reading Set Better Goals, Get Better Life
Keen judges of the human condition throughout history have understood an ancient and still underused superpower. The power of knowing thyself. The ancient Greeks inscribed it at the Oracle at Delphi, reading “Know thyself and ye shall know the Gods and the Universe.” One of the most famous lines from Shakespeare’s most famous play, Hamlet,… Continue reading What Tupac and Shakespeare Really Think About You
Several years ago, I took a taxi home one night from a black-tie event at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Feeling inspired by the elegant Rotunda and having imbibed a few cocktails, I was feeling talkative and a bit philosophical. I was just about to finish business school, was doing objectively well in most… Continue reading The Taxi Story
The most important step to getting what we want in life is the simplest. Decide what you want. By determining what is most important, we simplify the decision making in our life. Explicitly deciding what we want gives us a filter through which we can determine how we spend our time and energy, the two… Continue reading How Identifying My Core Values Saved Me Countless Hours