We all have different personas; the child, the warrior, the sage etc.
These are personas that have unconsciously developed, and also that we have consciously developed, in ourselves.
The question is, who is running your show?
When you’re under pressure, when you’re under stress, when the shit hits the fan, who takes control?
Too often I see the child taking control. The child is scared, the child is defensive, the child is petulant. The child is rarely the best persona to be in charge, when you’re an adult.
So another question, who would you like to take control?
And an even better question, what needs to happen for that persona to take control?
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.