If you weren’t the most popular kid at school, or the best looking, or the most gifted, or the richest, you should probably be really grateful. As humans we do things either to avoid pain, or to gain pleasure. When we are younger it is generally more about avoiding pain.
I think that often the people who change the world start by trying to escape something; they work like demons to prove themselves, to get themselves out of poverty, to ‘be someone’.
As they mature they shift gears from running from something to running to something, but it often starts with running from something.
So if you are running from something, or were, then perhaps it’s time to realise that this is the gift you got to make you everything you can be.
When we want something, we are taught to visualise that thing, to focus on that image, until we have it.
There’s almost never a completely clean run.
Sometimes wonderful things take you by surprise, they open a new door.
Have you ever moved into a new house and seen something that needed fixing and thought “I’ll get on to that soon”?
Humans are tribal.
As humans we have an insatiable desire to explain untoward events so we can get on with solutions.
In any field, most of the rewards go to the top 5% of people.
I say please to Siri.
If a turkey were to assess the state of the world in early December, they would be forgiven for thinking all is well and that the farmer loves them.
We often compare today’s performance relative to yesterdays.