Can't Avoid Pain

There seems to be this belief that with enough information/planning/trying you can avoid pain. The issue is that pain is inevitable. There's the pain of effort; anything worthwhile is going to

You Promised!

How do you handle implicit promises that are broken through the evolution of vision? "I don't make promises." Nearly everyone in my life has heard that from me. I'm a firm believer that

Work Life Balance

You can't "balance" something that's in flux; life is always changing and moving. Attempting to do this creates anxiety and a feeling of inadequacy because it's unattainable. It's not a zero-sum game. It's

Intro to Deliberate Practice

At Improving, we regularly reference the concepts in the book, Mastery, by George Leonard, to define what mindset we are looking to utilize in a specific effort. From that, we can develop deliberate

More Busy

"Rich people have money; wealthy people have time" – Margaret Bonnano While I'm not sure I entirely agree, I do appreciate the sentiment. What are we doing with our time? I've written about being