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The Problem With Trying

I grew up thinking of trying hard as being “a good thing”. Now, I realize that trying has a substantial dark side, and can be downright negative as a mindset. As a result, I am in favor of ceasing to “try” and starting to “do”. Here’s my thinking.


Make “Normal” The New Normal

Reading about Gabby Douglas’ gold medal performance in the UT San Diego paper, I was struck by the Olympic team coach’s comment that she was originally seen as a “good average gymnast” and not an obvious pick for being the gold medalist. And that what they didn’t know was how well she would “handle nerves” and…


Being Outrageous

I have spent most of my life behaving myself. Doing the conventional and achieving success in a traditional way. Not that there is anything wrong with that. In fact, it has all turned out just fine. However, the question remains whether I would have achieved even more and/or…


3 Ways To Harness Your Fear

Since prehistoric times, fear has proven useful to our survival, both individually and as a species. These days, however, fear more often can hold us back from enjoying the success we are meant to achieve. With most of our fears blown out of proportion or perhaps even imagined, we must learn to keep fear in check or…

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