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Discipline Is Superior To Motivation

So a few days ago someone on the r/lawschool section of Reddit asked about how to keep up their motivation. Being Reddit, most of the responses were snarky jokes. But the person seemed to be seeking genuine advice, so I ...

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Just Another Day

Today is the first Tuesday of 2016. By being a Tuesday, it doesn’t have the je ne sais quoi of a Monday. You can’t blame things on “a case of the Tuesdays.” No one says that. People dread Mondays. Tuesdays just sort ...

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Perfection Is An Illusion, There Is Only Process

There was a post awhile ago over at Moneywatch recently entitled “Perfectionism is a Disease.” It offers three tips to ward off Perfectionism: 1. Allow yourself to be wrong in front of others. We learn by making mistakes. The only way we ...

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The Illusion Of Control

Yesterday my son had surgery. A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (TNA in medical jargon). A fairly simple procedure in the realm of surgeries. I had mine taken out when I was around 8 and vaguely remember it as not being that bad ...

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The Weight Of Old Things

I was in the basement with my five-year old son the other day, looking for something among the boxes, furniture, and other assorted cruft that accumulates when you have a home. The basement becomes a repository of discarded or forgotten items. ...

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Everyone Is Suffering

This past week, a friend of mine committed suicide. It was not expected or anticipated in any way. If you had asked me to rank people on a scale of least likely to most likely to kill themselves, he would ...

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Allegory Of The Long Spoons

The following is a brief allegory, told from a Jewish perspective. Initially I heard it as a Buddhist lesson. I’m sure there are variations of the tale across many religions, it’s message so universal. Rabbi Haim of Romshishok was an ...

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Keiko: To Meditate Upon The Old

A couple weeks ago, I made a post entitled Goal Are For Losers, commenting on Scott Adams’ essay in the Wall Street Journal, Scott Adams’ Secret of Success: Failure, in which Adams posits: To put it bluntly, goals are for losers. ...

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