Monthly Archives: March 2013

Practice Quote of the Day

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. Yogi Berra Advertisements

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Prepare

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin We have had the value and necessity of planning drummed into our heads.  Clearly, having a plan, taking time to prepare, getting our goals defined are prerequisites to consistent

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Multi-dimensional task focus

I advocate a multi-dimensional view of the tasks or actions that I track.  I have a project focus, a context focus, a people focus with time and people attributes where appropriate.  The genesis of this process and practice comes from

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The Lesson of Aikido

I came across this quote in one of my journals today “when you don’t resist, there is no pressure”. One of my previous posts was on Letting Go.  Today’s is on Letting Through. Resistance requires so much energy.  No wonder

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Position Comfortably Held

Another yoga analogy. It is much more valuable, for me, to do a difficult asana like the Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) using a block rather than straining to do without. In fact, I end up with just a fingertip

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How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

Practice , practice, practice. Repetition lets us take a skill and move it through the stages of Johari’s window. From blind spot to conscious competence. In fact it allows us to move to a cognitive place of automation to the

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Don’t Postpone Joy

I first found this button in a store on the upper west side of Manhattan in the 1980’s. My father introduced me to a place called The Last Wound-Up. Imagine a 20 something and a fifty something busting a gut

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