You can change your mind about anything. Here’s why you might want to.

I have a confession to make. There’s a breed of dog that used to annoy me. A lot. People I knew loved this breed of dog. People on the internet praised the breed’s adorableness. Apparently, the breed is smart and clever in addition to being “cute.” I didn’t find the dogs cute. I couldn’t have cared less if they were smart enough to drive me … Continue reading You can change your mind about anything. Here’s why you might want to.

To get better at anything, you need to do the thing

There are many different approaches to teaching and learning. Some people believe we each have different learning strengths, that some of us learn better by listening than by reading, or by observing rather than listening. Others claim that’s not true, that we all learn by doing. The ways we learn I’m not an expert in education, though I was a corporate trainer and also taught … Continue reading To get better at anything, you need to do the thing

Energy flows where attention goes

Have you ever noticed that sometimes, when you focus on a problem, that problem intensifies until it’s several orders of magnitude larger than it was when originally brought to your attention? Say you have a neighbor who plays an instrument for a living. They were in a band, you think, and also gave lessons on the side. You never really paid attention because they usually … Continue reading Energy flows where attention goes