We can all find ourselves lost in moments between our self-imposed limitations and our actual potential. Throughout this mental tug-of-war, grit is the quality that bridges the gap between those two worlds. It stands with you to battle the voice that encourages giving up and the easy way out. Developing grit is a critical factor in your success as an athlete or with any of your endeavors outside the gym. You don’t need special equipment or trendy gym accoutrements. You can develop grit with consistent, mindful attention and an awareness of the world around you. As with many things, the answers reside in you.Read More #61 – Calm within chaos
I read about a guy that is perfecting a robot that will build the perfect cheeseburger. His goal is not merely to satisfy the most demanding connoisseur, but he hopes to match the industry standard that pumps out 100 cheeseburgers in an hour. Photo credit: Brian Fenke Meet Alex Vardakostas. The CEO of Momentum Machines […]Read More #60 – Cheeseburgers & Robots
I went for a walk in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, which was one of the first garden cemeteries in the country with walking paths, trees, shrubs, and beautiful views. Its residents include Civil Rights pioneers, sports legends and famous writers. I took a few friends with me for an experiment in thinking between things, sharing […]Read More #57 – Why I Walk In Cemeteries
You can learn a lot from bluegrass music. There is a rich history, form and structure but plenty of space to make it your own. My wife, four kids and I recently walked into an unassuming brick building that was surrounded by trendy restaurants, sleek office buildings and a Google fiber retail activation. Oddly enough, […]Read More #56 – The Fiddle And The Mandolin
Our world is a collection of undulations, crests, troughs and relatively wiggly lines. Why do we try to straighten them out? Learning to move with things is a game-changer.Read More #55 – Move With Things
Every minute of every day is littered with choices. What should I wear today? What art project should I put together for my son’s class? Should I call her? Should I help him? Should I buy that bitcoin? Should I partner with that company? What should I make for dinner? Could physics apply to that […]Read More #42 – It’s Elementary, My Dear Knowledge.