Poetry # 5: Juncture

The burden of past carried onto the future Makes future, a misadventure Shed the burden, shed the past Create new hope, a beacon of light This is thy moment, this is thy juncture The one you ought to capture and nurture Craft it, build it, hone it Make your future, an exciting adventure

If you’re doing what you did, you’re gonna get what you got

  The title of this post is the definition of insanity. I know, Albert Einstein says it differently. But, this is how I say it. If you’re doing what you did, you’re gonna get what you got. If what you got is great, and makes you happy, continue doing what you did. If not, you gotta change what you did, so you don’t get what you got. Do you understand?

Choosing Quality over Quantity

  Do we focus on quality, or do we focus on quantity? It’s a conundrum for marketer, exercise enthusiasts and many others. If you’re doing push-ups, quality definitely trumps quantity. Doing 10 push-ups with good form will benefit you far more than doing 20 push-ups with bad form. Once you master the push-up and pump out quality push-ups without having to think about them at each rep, go for quantity.

Who we associate with matters

  One of our core, basic human needs is having a sense of belonging. We want to belong to a group, a community. By its very nature, a group is defined as a collection of similar things, ideas or people. So, when we want to belong to a certain group, we tend to act like everyone else in that particular group. We’ve all heard the expression, “Monkey see, monkey do.”

A Risk Assessment and Mitigation Framework

  Everything in life involves some amount of risk. Driving a car? You could have an accident. Eating a banana? You could choke on it. Running? You could tumble, fall and hurt your knees. Investing in the stock market? You could lose your shirt. Yet, we do all of these things on a regular basis. How so? Psychologically, we have learned how to minimize and mitigate our risks. We all