My Musings

Musing 11 – It doesn’t get easier – I just get faster

I love this quote from Lance Armstrong of Tour de France fame. It has given me two great insights to humanity. There will always be those who continually push life’s envelope, no matter the area of endeavor. And undoubtedly, subject to the cuts and grazes that occur in this space, there will be progress and learning. They will get faster/better/wiser/smarter. Life will always be challenging, exhausting at times and seem just as intense as day … Continue reading

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Lesson 8 – What truly creates change?

When I asked Tal Ben-shahar “What works in truly transforming people” he beautifully gave all of us at the dinner table his research and analytical understanding of the answer to this question. As a leader in the area or Positive Psychology at Pennsylvania University, he started by informing us what factors are not necessarily guarantees of success. These included: 1. Qualifications – A qualified Psychiatrist, with all his/her medical training and years of specialization (all … Continue reading

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Lesson 5 – Your motivation needs to be positive AND negative

The world is awash with the concept of motivation, and particularly positive motivation. And it is a powerful concept, one that has earned many, many millions of dollars – through book sales, courses, therapy, coaching and other forms. But it doesn’t really work (not for long and not sustainably), and never will – at least not in isolation. It is time we embraced the duality, the yin and yang of motivation. To truly affect change … Continue reading

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Lesson 2- Goals don’t work (yet)

Goals fail, not because they are not good goals or that they weren’t created using a tried and true system (SMART for example), they fail predominantly due to how we see, feel and perceive ourselves. This may be in the mirror, in our minds or in e-motions. Do you think Tiger Woods is failing in the golf world right now because he hasn’t set great goals or is it because his perception of self is … Continue reading

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