Yearly Archives: 2013

Persistence

Constant dripping wears off a stone – Ken Matsuzaki I just read a short piece in the current New Yorker Magazine about Tokyo resident and Cardozo Law School grad Ken Matsuzaki.  He finally passed the NYS Bar exam after taking it

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Quote of the Day

In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision. – the Dalai Lama Action follows thought.  Remember my earlier posts about vectors and influence.  Our vision is the guidance system for our actions. But it’s not

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The win at all costs culture

Performance enhancement.  It’s all over the sports pages, it dominated the business news during the credit default crisis, it fills your email spam folder.  So we could take the conversation in a lot of directions.  Is it a predominantly male

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Make it your own.

My wife and I are doing a renovation project on our kitchen.  So many lessons of this home project are applicable to my work projects.  Having a vision of the outcome is critical, of course.  Here is another.  To make

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Treating the symptoms

I have had a variety of intestinal ailments for more than thirty years.  In the last two weeks, I have had some nasty symptoms.  My response has largely been in the area of treating just the symptoms and not really

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Where are your ‘dead shark’ projects

We all have projects that have stopped moving. The key is to acknowledge that fact and then either get the projects moving or declare them complete and move on. Declaring the project done is more valuable for freeing up our

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Yoga for coders

I like this article and it applies to everyone not just coders article on Fast Company site Particularly the comment that our minds lie but our body never lies. The tension we hold, the way we hold our breath, the

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Practice Quote of the Day

“Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.”  Martha Graham I like the idea that we are

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Overcoming Inertia

“Every body perseveres in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward except insofar as it is compelled to change its state by forces impressed.” – Sir Isaac Newton I hadn’t been to a yoga class

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“Enjoy your achievements as well as your Plans”

“Do not distress yourself with imaginings”, “whether it is clear to you or not, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should”  Thanks Max. For a little comic relief, here is the National Lampoon version from 1962.

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