Will Durant’s poses some basic questions in his book, On the Meaning of Life: What is the meaning or worth of human life? What meaning does life have for you? What keeps you going? What help — if any — does religion give you? What are the sources of your inspiration and your energy? What… Read More
What’s Worthy of Your Strife?
“What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.” -Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning What’s the goal… Read More
Why Not Ask Why?
I love to read and occasionally come across some statements I disagree with. Recently, I came across the following: “ ‘Why’ questions result only in recriminations or accusations, burying my creative energies under tons of ‘shoulds’ and ‘oughts’ which leave me paralyzed with guilt or self-righteousness.” “ ‘Why’ questions, like Harpies, suck out the blood… Read More
What if we managed our lives as successful businesses do? How are businesses similar to our individual lives? Businesses have a purpose and provide products and/or services to customers in exchange for goods, services or money. They manage resources to achieve the objectives they set to bring about the vision they have. Successful businesses plan… Read More
Out To Lunch
When was the last time you took yourself our for lunch? Not because no one else was available. Not because there was extra time in your schedule. Not because you needed to grab something on the go. Rather, when did you schedule time for yourself, go sit down, relax and enjoy some good food? It’s… Read More
Embrace Your Ignorance
Ignorance is nothing more than a lack of knowledge or information. By accepting and understanding our ignorance we enable ourselves to gain knowledge and information. A child is naturally ignorant and does not fear or judge their ignorance. As we grow up, our peers judge us by our knowledge of things. It allows us to… Read More
What to do with passion?
Perhaps you’ve found your passion in life or even found a few. Now what do you do? Where passion is a choice born out of our unconscious, the life we create is born out of the decisions we make and actions we take. It is up to us to face the future and imagine the… Read More
What’s Your Crap Factor?
A comment was made in a recent meeting about program management I attended where there was a discussion about dealing with difficult customers, “People don’t perceive what effort it takes to meet their expectations. They only begin to understand when we add cost to their proposal.” Communication is inherently inefficient. There’s no way to know… Read More
What’s your Mental Model?
Per Wikipedia: A mental model is an explanation of someone’s thought process about how something works in the real world. It is a representation of the surrounding world, the relationships between its various parts and a person’s intuitive perception about his or her own acts and their consequences. Mental models can help shape behavior and… Read More
Knowing Our Intentions
As Yoda said, “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.” Our intention sets us on an ever-changing path. The future is in constant flux adapting to the decisions, choices, and activities of all elements in the system. When we use our imagination to set up a vision for ourselves on time horizons well… Read More