I call it the gap. It’s the distance between what people see on the outside versus what’s on the inside. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for December, 2013
What you believe vs. what really is. That's the gap.
Mandela's vision made him a leader worth listening to.
Nelson Mandela was a legend. Even before his death late last week, he was widely regarded as a statesman, a hero, and a saint. Not bad for someone who spent a good part of his adult life doing hard labor in a South African prison. Read the rest of this entry »
Being your very best is different for all of us.
Do your level best. That’s the message everywhere and certainly I encourage you to do it too. But what exactly is your very best? Read the rest of this entry »
Being strong is about more than force.
Maybe it’s not a question of “How strong?” we are in life but “Which strength do we manifest?” Read the rest of this entry »
Is enthusiasm really enough?
Being passionate is widely regarded as an admirable characteristic. Unlike the lukewarm level of engagement that commonly features, fervent desire is inspiring. Except, when it’s horribly wrong. Read the rest of this entry »
Consider all the things you do and notice all the good that you are putting into it.
Cynical about appeals to do good? You’re not alone. Read the rest of this entry »
Some days it's enough just doing the basics.
How do you cope? It’s a question that depends on a whole lot of variables and the answer changes without notice. Read the rest of this entry »
I want what I want and I want it... now!
Ego might seem a minor thing. But it remains an awesome force. Were we to harness it wisely, many of the world’s problems would be solved. Read the rest of this entry »
How we live our private times reveals so much about us.
Anyone can look good up front. It’s a standard expectation. But what about where the public don’t go, behind the scenes? Read the rest of this entry »
Hooray for diversity!
Perhaps what is most surprising about people is just how different they are. Extroverts, for instance, feel alive in the company of a crowd. They love it. But put an introvert into a big gathering and that same source of pleasure overwhelms them. Read the rest of this entry »