When it comes to achieving the goals that we set for ourselves, knowing what to do is rarely what holds us back.
시작이 반이다: well begun is half done
We all have our flight path screens. Events that we’re waiting for and goals we’re trying to reach faster.
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Up until this point, I’ve always hated giving advice. When asked for my opinion from friends and family on the choices they were making, I often took the non-committal route of redirecting questions back to them and avoided making a recommendation on what they should or shouldn’t do.
The philosopher David Hume described our minds with the metaphor of a theatre - one with an ever-changing cast of opposing thoughts and perceptions.
Like many of my other Asian friends, I grew up learning to play the piano. It was just one of the facts of life that every Thursday after school I would attend lessons, play for an hour and come back home. A default condition that I never questioned.
It was the early afternoon and I was strolling without purpose along the river near my house when my eyes landed on something across the water that made me pause - a man skipping.
Both goals and systems are powerful tools we should seek to leverage in our pursuit of learning, thinking and doing better and the relationship between the two is what makes them so powerful.