What is the right thing to do? We want to do the right thing. And I’m not necessarily talking about the ethical or moral thing. We can be a little more gritty, a little more earthly – a little more personal than that. When I say we want to do the right thing, I mean:…

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‘Are you working as hard as you can? Why?’ Sounds like a question Michael Scott (Former Branch Manager, Dunder Mifflin Inc.) might ask us in one of his talking heads. And although it did make me laugh out loud, The Office isn’t actually where I heard it. I read this question in a Laughing Sage…

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“Nothing on Earth can resist an absolutely non-resistant person.” It’s true. Think about air. Think about water. Think about being like that. Now by ‘that’ I don’t mean passive, or complacent, or inactive; not necessarily anyway. This isn’t a blanket statement to, in the face of injustice for example, just stand by and watch. This…

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“The real world isn’t a place – it’s an excuse. It’s a justification for not trying. It has nothing to do with you.” (Rework, Jason Fried & David Heinenmeier Hansson) Okay, this is a hard one. Because as much as I adore this quote, this perspective, I know how it sounds every time I advocate…

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“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” (Samuel Beckett) Beautiful, truthful and cynical. Perfectly Beckett. The other side of this enlightened coin reads: “Life is a successive unfolding of success from failure.” Think about it. Always before you can do something, there is a period of time in which you…

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Yesterday I posted the following quote from Marianne Williamson’s A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves,…

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” How eerily, how profoundly, how earth-shatteringly true. A dear friend sent this quote to me the other day, from Marianne Williamson’s A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. Here is…

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