I think people nominally have never been more attached to self-transformation, but the actual willingness to take the risks it entails is lower. We want to be able to control everything. We want self-transformation, but on our own terms. That’s a somewhat dubious prospect.
The New Year approaches. If you’re asking yourself how to be a better person in the New Year – or what steps you can take that will just make you a happier person – consult this list. It’s not definitive, but it’s a start. I Will Be Present for My Male Friends….
…the leader must be a four-square individual, trained in head, heart, hands, and hustle, the four H’s rather than the three R’s. A leader must have a head trained to think, plan, and reason, both with the child and his environments, and not be a slave to the mere textbook. He must have a heart trained to be true, kind, and sympathetic, with hands trained to be useful, helpful, and skillful, and with the hustle trained to render ready service, to develop health and vitality, and to furnish a suitable background for a noble purpose.
All you need is four: head, heart, hands, and hustle.
Bruce G. Blair, a former Minuteman missile-launch officer and research scholar at Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, spells out the step-by-step procedure for the President to launch a nuclear strike.
There is an actual cost to holding onto things we should let go of. It can come in the form of anger, frustration, resentment or something even worse.
The faster we learn to drop our emotional dead weight, the more room we create for something better.
We have only so much bandwidth. We have only so much time. We only have so much energy. Do we really want to invest any of our precious resources – financial or otherwise – into something that will return nothing but misery?
My question for you is, “What’s one thing you can set down this week?”
Just do something that makes you feel the opposite of how you felt before you let go.