What if we fail at new habits because we try so hard?

How I went from non-runner to running lover in 4 weeks of taking things easy A right hand, holding unlaced running shoes in a green field (Courtesy Kristian Egelund, via Unsplash) I am a runner. I couldn’t have said this a month ago. I wasn’t even thinking about running then. But somehow, in just four weeks, […]

Allow me to give you feedback on giving feedback

When someone says they want to give you “feedback,” you know it’s lion-feeding time, and you’re dinner. And when someone asks you for feedback, you know what they’re really saying. “Tell me you like my stuff, and you think I’ll go places.” We’ve gotten it all wrong. Feedback is not those things. It’s not telling […]

Winning isn’t everything. Here’s why finishing is more important.

And I’m not saying that just to make you feel good. I was talking to a friend of mine I consider a hero and whose grit I deeply respect. This is a guy who’s faced some pretty tough life challenges, including losing his father early, and at one point, practically living on the street. And yet […]

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