Whether they know the science behind it, or they just believe it to be best practice, athletes with any competitive experience lean on the concept of mental preparation or visualization. The techniques typically involve imagining the complex tasks they must perform well to succeed in their sport. The quarterback recites the play calls and commands […]
The question begins early in life. What do you want to be when you grow up? As a child, you play with your favorite toys and all of a sudden family and friends suggest that you become an astronaut, a painter, or an athlete.
The question remains as school starts. You get good grades in […]
All it takes is some weekend channel surfing to see how society views improvement. Show after show illustrates a person in less than ideal circumstances. The entire purpose of the show is to bring these people to a new understanding about who they are and what they want. In many ways, it’s about addressing the […]
A friend sent me a link to a craigslist’s ad for a unique employment opportunity that she described as fascinating, sad, and perturbing. A family was advertising for a mental health professional to serve as a full-time “companion, guide, life coach, mentor, governess type for their 16 year old child… to help with her school-work, social skills, etiquette and protocol. Help guide her to the next level in life by creating gentle but firm ground rules.”
In recent posts we have been talking about finding your sweet spot, and making career choices based on optimization of your capacity. Skip the first two paragraphs if you have already read these blogs.
If not, here’s a recap. A faulty view of human nature as a […]
If you’re like many people, you’ve been told since childhood that if you just work hard enough, you can be anything you want to be. But is that true? Well, not really…. I know that is an extremely unpopular idea! It flies in the face of what we want to believe. But I think it’s […]
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