On mindset, Carlos Castaneda has written: “The trick is in what one emphasises. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” In better times I’d be keen to stress this. Right now it feels very much that this is wrong. When the mind is in the grip of depression, with chronic negative thinking apparently inescapable, the … Continue reading Emphasis and choice.
As I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten less and less afraid of saying “I don’t know”. To friends, colleagues, and even bosses. It’s okay to acknowledge that you don’t have all the answers. If you’re expected to have an answer and you don’t yet, the sooner you acknowledge that and seek it, the better. Hiding ignorance isn’t a long term strategy for success. Neither is prevaricating, … Continue reading Don’t know – at least not yet