Writing is difficult work. But it’s not neuroscience. A lot of people read certain written works and think, “Wow, I could never have written that.” And thankfully, it’s likely that no one is going to ask you to produce the next bestseller or groundbreaking academic paper. But that absolutely does not mean that writing is “not for you.”
Until recently, the word “mindfulness” would not have been mentioned in the corporate environment, much less considered relevant if it had been. But the walls of big business are no longer the rigid gray sliding structures they once were. Now, they are something in constant flux, elastic and diaphanous, with ample room for experimentation and dissent.
The idea of “playing big” is not new. It’s at the core of history’s most beloved innovators and successful entrepreneurs. But just in case you’re not familiar with the concept, I want to give you a simple introduction as I see it applied in the world today.
The situation for many of us is that life is fast and full of opportunity. The complication is we think we have to do everything. The implication of this is that we make a millimeter progress in a million directions. My position is we can make a different choice. We can learn to recognize what is essential and eliminate nonessentials. If we do this then we can operate at a higher point of contribution.
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