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The Value of Holding Yourself Back

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I was struggling. I was in my competitive running days, in the best shape of my life, knocking out workouts I couldn’t imagine, but races were not going well. I…

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We Are Entering an Age of Ultra-Processed Information

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Last week, OpenAI unveiled an incredible new technology that allows you to type in simple prompts and get high-definition videos in return. Here are two brief examples: “​bling zoo​” and…

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5 Lessons on Life From the Greatest Sporting Event

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What can the world’s greatest sporting event teach us? A lot, even outside of sport. But wait…we’re not talking about the Super Bowl here. What event then? The US Olympic…

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Don’t Rush the Lift

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Something I’ve been working on in the gym is not rushing my deadlift. Especially as the weights get heavy, there is a strong temptation to walk up to the bar…

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Meet Your Heroes — And Be Disappointed.

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“Never meet your heroes. They’ll surely disappoint.” It’s a common phrase, and one with some truth. But maybe that’s a good thing? When I was a teenager, I devoured a…

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The Power and Peril of Caring Deeply

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You’ve got to care deeply to do well in just about anything. It’s what sport coaches, military leaders, and bosses spend so much time trying to instill: some combination of…

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