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We Must Be Still and Still Moving

Old men ought to be explorersHere and there does not matterWe must be still and still movingInto another intensityFor a further union, a deeper communionThrough the dark cold and empty desolation,The wave cry, the wind cry, the vast watersOf the petrel and the porpoise. In my end is my beginning.– T.S. Eliot, East Coker Beginning…

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7 Observations on Reaching 1000 Blog Posts

We all write for different reasons, and my observations might not be yours, nor should they be. But reaching a milestone like 1000 blog posts deserves some measure of reflection. As I look forward with anticipation to post number 1001, I pause to give you seven observations about the journey to this point: The well…

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A Focused Place

“Finding a very focused place to do your work rewards you many times over.”-Seth Godin “The opposite of ‘distraction’ is ‘traction.’ Traction is any action that moves us towards what we really want. Tractions are actions done with intent. Any action, such as working on a big project, getting enough sleep or physical exercise, eating…

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Effort and Flow

“Fatigue can teach us where effort is being misplaced.”- John Jerome, The Elements of Effort “The optimal state of inner experience is one in which there is order in consciousness. This happens when psychic energy—or attention—is invested in realistic goals, and when skills match the opportunities for action. The pursuit of a goal brings order…