Trust Yourself

Why place your judgment in someone else’s hands? When you say, “I can’t trust my own judgment,” then how can you trust your own judgment enough to know that you’re really untrustworthy? When you say, “I can’t be trusted to make good decisions. Therefore, I’m going to let other people make my decisions for me,” how… Continue reading Trust Yourself

To Be Impressed is Impressive

Being impressed is an art form. It is not a passive phenomenon universally experienced by everyone who stands in the presence of genius; it is an aesthetic experience that can only be achieved through relentless dedication. It takes concentration and effort to be the kind of person who maintains their capacity to be inspired by the… Continue reading To Be Impressed is Impressive

Who’s Raising You?

None of us were taught everything we needed to know. We inherit not only the insights, but also the oversights of our earliest teachers. Unless we wish to be confined to the limitations of our upbringing, some degree of self-socialization is necessary. Literacy opens the way. Through reading we acquire  the power to raise our level of intelligence… Continue reading Who’s Raising You?

You Haven’t Practiced Until You’ve Performed

“One more seminar. One more book. One more coaching session. One more practice run-through. Then I can start,” we think. Why not start now? Why not grow on the go? Why not learn while you live? Why not conceptualize while you create? Why not improve while you move? Who sold us on this false dichotomy… Continue reading You Haven’t Practiced Until You’ve Performed