Pearls of Wisdom

I don’t know what career I want

My LEVi Diagram
Several times in my life, I’ve been looking at my boss, and my boss’s boss, and thought: “I really don’t want to be them.”

They were good people – I just didn’t want their jobs.

At those times, I’ve needed to make a more major shift in direction, asking some more serious questions about myself and the world around me.

I came up with an ingenious way of answering those questions that I later discovered had, as with all my best ideas, been thought of already.

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The Paradox of Mindfulness and Futures Thinking

Foresight requires imagination about what might happen in the future. Mindfulness requires focusing on the present.Incompatible, right?

Not only are they compatible, but in fact mindfulness is increasingly becoming a requirement for futures thinking. That’s because mindfulness helps us distinguish between the present and the noise; and between constructive thinking about the future and worry.

Noisy present, noisy future

The present is very noisy. The blurri…

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