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If you do not adapt, if you do not learn, you will wither, you will die.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Broadening your perspective, looking with new eyes

One of the things we can learn from the world of sports

Crucial is playing people to a certain position, preparation, and support. A coach is never on the field. He is off field nervously biting nails, smoking cigarettes, shouting advice, or stoically watching from the sideline while his team is on the field performing, or not. A coach is not supposed to touch the ball or actively interfere with the live action. Just one thing from the field of sports we can learn.

Lessons from young children

They are resilient.
They are flexible.
They are curious
They are honest. Are you?


Lessons from philosophers

Philosophers ask questions, relentlessly. They go to the core of what makes us get up in the morning, of the reason behind our choices, of the purpose of life, of moral concerns about good and bad. How often do you ask yourself the “why” question? Why do you feel the way you feel? Why do you do what you do? Why do you avoid what you avoid? Why do you fear what you fear? What’s the ‘why’ behind your vision and values?

Lessons from the arts

To follow the heart.
To live your passion.
To be inventive and creative.
To get out of the box.
To dare and stand out.
To show courage.

Lessons from Taoism

Taoism tells us that development of virtue is one's chief task. The three ‘jewels’ to be sought are compassion, moderation and humility. According to Taoims we should never underestimate the importance of balancing ever present opposites to prevent confusion and disarray.

"Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river."   Lao Tse.

Lessons from immigrants


Back to you
What fields do you draw from to remain inspired, to continually learn and grow, to help unravel your blind spots and to spark your critical thinking, your creativity, your presence, your authenticity, and your problem solving capabilities? What drives you, but more important: why?

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