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High-Performance Habits

How to Be Great at Being Consistent

If you go for broke you often end up broke. If you swing for home runs you often end up striking out. But if you just put the ball in play—over and over again—good things tend to happen. Consistency is a topic I’ve been thinking about often. Coming out of a COVID-19 winter, there has been…

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Making the Difficult Appear Easy

This past weekend Simone Biles pulled off an athletic feat that had never been seen before in women’s gymnastics: the Yurchenko double pike. In simplistic terms, while her competitors generally flip 1.5 times when coming off the vault, Simone rotated a full 2.5 times. All without an escape plan.  “Unlike other Yurchenko vaults, where the…

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Overcoming Extremism (In All Areas of Life)

Fact: the oldest parts of our brains evolved to make quick judgements. “That’s a big snake. Bad! Run away!” “That’s an attractive person of the opposite sex! Good! Pass along the DNA!” Not only did snap judgements help our species survive by avoiding death and reproducing, they also helped us conserve precious resources. Weighing pros…

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A Brief Guide to Developing a Deep Reading Habit

Deep reading, or full engagement in a book, is an absolute joy. It is good for mind and spirit, and it is also a competitive advantage in today’s knowledge-based economy. Increasingly, people struggle to pay attention to just about anything, let alone a book. Yet deep reading confers many benefits above and beyond watching a…

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