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Relying On Luck

There is a poisonous way of superstitious thinking that betrays more of a lack of work ethic than some kind of spiritual belief. People who say they would rather be lucky than good really mean they would rather leave things to chance than to the hard work it takes to put the team in a position to

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Real or not?

Every sport has its superstitions that teams follow. These are small little practices and rituals that don’t really have any actual impact on an outcome. Why do we do them? Comfort? A sense if control? Yes. But, although it’s a false sense of comfort and control, that false sense can provide a missing piece in the mind

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New

New is both exciting and scary. I guess that’s why we tend to fight for the status quo. We would gladly trade the excitement that new brings to avoid the fear that could come with it. We are the reason our lives seldom move forward like they should. We accept the mediocrity of life because it promises

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Seeing the Future

Good leaders solve problems. Great leaders avoid them whenever possible. As we experience the ups and downs of life, we are able to gain some understanding of the various cycles time takes us through. Time is less linear than we like to think. It’s more cyclical. I guess it’s easier to blame our lack of foresight on

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The Fears of the Fearless

We often describe those who act in the face of fear as fearless, but that’s not true, is it? The “fearless” actually fear the consequence of cowardice. A coward is just as fearful as the “fearless”. The difference is what they are afraid of. The coward is often fearful of failure or more likely the reputation that

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The Informative Emotion

No one wants to admit they are afraid but our actions often reveal our fears. Fear is an important emotion. It is often said that courage is not a lack of fear but rather action that is not hindered by it. Our fears inform us about our priorities. We are most often fearful to lose that which

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Blind Judgement

We like to think that we are fair-minded arbiters of justice but our judgements are more than likely clouded by our preferences and insecurities. When we look at a matter we often don’t see things as clearly as we think we do. We should be more honest about our own limitations about how we see the world

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Rethinking Must Be Curious

The best way to describe the act of rethinking is playful exploration. Thinking is often treated as hard work or no work at all. Rethinking has a connotation of thinking again so either of those approaches simply multiply the negative attitudes toward thinking times two. Curiosity is an attribute that helps us not only discover different aspects

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Rethinking Must Be Constant

We can never assume an idea is fully developed. Even old tried-and-true ideas are constantly being tested by new circumstances and therefore new contexts. What got us here yesterday isn’t always going to get us where are now going. This can seem like a lot of work if you are expecting the birth of an idea to

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Bread and Butter

We all have our comfort foods or favorite songs that we like to play when we are in a particular mood. These are predictable because safety is a construct that requires a measure of predictability. The same is true for our strategies. In games such as chess we all have our favorite tactics. We must try not

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