Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Nope, It’s Definitely Not Persistence That Will Get You to the Championship

Last week I talked about how inherited conversations cancreate mental barriers.  Those mental barriers create a mindset that can derail personal or professional aspirations.  Today I would like to use myself as an example of what happens when the mental barriers are

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Do You Believe Persistence Creates Success?

For centuries, people have chanted that the most persistent person wins the prize.  In this article, I am going to challenge that belief.  I assert that it is not persistence that makes the difference.  It is the stripping away of beliefs that allows an individual to keep going.  While I understand that people in the stands watching a sporting event have opinions about successful athletes.  On the field, there is something happening that the fans

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Would You Choose Eudaimonia Over Happiness?

Eudaimonia is a word from ancient Greece.  People like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and others taught it in Greece.  (Where they learned it is another article.)  In English, it is often misinterpreted as happiness.  However, the Greeks had no obsession with happiness.  They were focused on fulfillment.  Furthermore, they sought fulfillment through

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Why Most People Rarely Learn Anything New

The human brain has an enormous capacity to learn.  The paradox is it is filled with blindspots that limit learning capacity.  For the most part, you only think the way you were taught to think.  In effect, the way you do things is the way you do everything.  The way you do things is shaped by the way you see things.  The way you see things is shaped by the way you think or your thought process.  Your thought process is an amalgamation of your brain’s syntax.  Your environment shapes your syntax.  And your environment gives you the facts of life.  Unlearning the learned facts is