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Life Lessons

Your mind is getting in the way

Whoosh, Bang, Miss! The same cycle kept repeating itself. At the time, I was in Dublin to give a keynote. There was a farm that offered skeet shooting near the countryside hotel where I was staying. I had never tried skeet shooting before, so I decided to give it a …

My dream last night

I woke up in the middle of the night, utterly confused. I had been dreaming—of an equation. I was in a classroom, and on the blackboard, there was a simple equation written in chalk: 0.8 * 0.2 = 0.16. To be clear: I rarely ever dream about math. When I …

A life lived carefully

You never face failure Walk off the beaten path Leap into the unknown Change your routines Eat forbidden fruits Sing really loudly Dance really badly Go outside in the rain Show your imperfections Cry big tears Confess your love Get your heart broken You paint all your walls white Look …

The death of you

To become a butterfly, the caterpillar must accept its own death. The process begins when an impulse deep within the caterpillar signals that it’s time for a radical change. When that signal arrives, the caterpillar hangs itself upside down from a twig or a leaf and forms a chrysalis. Inside …

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