The Stanford Prison Experiment showed how easy it is for someone to feel trapped and like a prisoner when they have all the freedom in the world. How often do we feel trapped and without options?
In 2 days the FCC will vote on net neutrality - It will be a similar vote process to the DNC primary last year, and will have a similar impact on the world. If you like the internet, watching Netflix, and not having your ISP tell you which sites to go to, please follow the steps in the post.
At the end of the day, there is one reason, and only one that you won't work at the goals you want to achieve. You want to do other things more. If you do want to meet your goals, start with just 15 minutes today. The worst case scenario is that you have spent 15 minutes doing something you want to do.
Practice is what they do to get better so when they meet their teams or get into the environment where we can apply new tricks they are ready to go. And there, in a nutshell is the differentiating factor - practice improves the individual, rehearsal improves the group.
If there is something you can work on, practice it and then take it to rehearsal to see how it can work to improve the team or group. Don't wait until a skill is needed, bring the solution before the problem arises. The worst case scenario is that you improve yourself, and that is never a bad thing.
Reality is hard. Reality takes time. Reality takes being vulnerable, and that is one step too far for most people. The sad thing is that too many people putting too much effort into looking good, playing the game that makes things look like they are going well, and they are afraid to show the cracks.
It is easy in the darkness to think only of stumbling, but as you walk through times of darkness, keep your head up or you will miss the stars, and you may forget how to dream.
The reality is that unless something occurs to change us, we will continue to do what we have always done. If we have always lived in poverty, sudden riches will not change the poverty mindset, and we will soon find ourselves back there.
Unless I change my habits and lifestyle a magic wand won't help. If I were to change my habits and lifestyle, I don't need a magic wand because I'll have the results I am looking for.
The problem isn't that "You can't teach ambition!" The problem is that too many people who see themselves as "ambitious" don't realise that not everyone has the same life goals and ambitions, or views success in the same way.