Category: 5. Food for Thought

Food for Thought: Thrashing

One of the most awe inspiring things on the planet is a Great White Shark pursuing and attacking its prey.   Their massive power and relentlessly thrashing once they have latched onto a meal is legendary.  The ferocity of these creatures is so memorizing it led to the creation of Discovery Channels show: Shark Week.

Food for Thought: The Problem with Problems

The problem with problems is that we think we can eliminate them from our lives.  This is just plain wrong.  We are always going to have some kind of problem or another happening either to us, or around us.  It is a fool's errand to think we can solve, or prevent, all the problems.  What

Food For Thought: The Results You Want

The results you want come from the dedication you need.  No gimmick, no games... dedication equals results.  So how do you dedicate yourself to something?  Another simple answer, dedication is shown through consistent action.  From here it is just a matter of finding the actions you need to consistently accomplish in order to be dedicated.

Food For Thought: Restless Thinkers

I recently watched a preview video for a game in development by Neil deGrasse Tyson called Space Odyssey.  The game itself seems interesting and as a homeschooling family, it looks like a fun way to engage with the kids in science curriculum, but it wasn’t the game itself that really resonated with me. In the

Food For Thought: The Circus

In SEAL training you spend your day running, swimming, doing calisthenics, then doing more running and swimming and of course, more calisthenics. At the end of the day if you failed to meet any of the standards set out for you during your normal training day (ie: failed a timed run or swim) then you

Food for Thought: Information Availability

This morning I had a realization about a contrast between myself and my kids.  When I was growing up we were on the cusp of the information revolution.  In elementary school we still made frequent trips to the library to get books to do research, but as we moved into high school we stopped going

Food for Thought: Overthinking

I tried to start this post with three different sentences in the past five minutes.  Why? Because, like many others, I struggle with overthinking  things.  I want to plan, and I can obsess over the slightest detail, often at the expense of execution.  This is a problem.  It inhibits action, it can make us pause

Food for Thought: Be Skeptical, Not Cynical

In my opinion critical thinking is a skill we should all be developing and cultivating.  This skill allows us to think deeply and creatively about important decisions and choices, and also protects us from relying to heavily (or inappropriately) on our biases and instincts.  Critical thinking is based on a mindset of skepticism, but this

Food for Thought: Millions Have Done It

When I went to basic training in 1998 I developed a way of thinking about challenging environments and conditions that has stuck with me over the years.  It is a very simple concept, just imagine the number of people who have been there and done it before.  This is a powerful tool for getting your