And as it turns out, so do people.
If you want something in your life, like a relationship or a business, then you have a vacuum, a space that wants to be filled.
The quality of what fills it is directly proportional to how comfortable you are sitting in that vacuum, how comfortable you are living with conditions you don’t want.
Do you leap into bed with the first person who so much as glances your way?
Do you pull the trigger on the first business opportunity that crosses your path?
Or do you sit still, in the vacuum, in discomfort, without that thing that you want?
For what’s right.
For what you deserve.
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.
In summer I walked up to the Rob Roy Glacier near Wanaka.
There are two ways to find the limit.
When I was skiing professionally, I knew that standing on the edge of a cliff for longer didn’t make it any safer to drop.
On Monday I attended the funeral of a good friend of mine from medical school, Andy Greer. He died suddenly while working a shift at Christchurch Hospital. He was 40.