Bits of Life Missed Worth Exploring


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The Difficulty With Importance

We are constantly confronted with things that appear important. “Do the most important thing first!” “It’s important for us to do!” “Don’t you see the importance in it?” “What is important for us to consider?” “This (fill in the blank) is what is important!” “Why don’t they see _________ (fill in the blank) as...

Timeless Classic: Is It Better To…

[First Published June 2015]

Ignore and continue, being comfortable in habit,

not caring or concerned about what tomorrow will bring?


To be present, confused, and uncertain,

being uncomfortable in struggle yet persistent in effort,

working towards a tomorrow we would like to see?

My Love of Emergent Thinking

What is emergent thinking? My definition of it is “thoughts that emerge over time”. Not readily evident on day one. Requiring a combination of curiosity and effort to discover new information which then requires you to “connect the dots” in new ways. Over the past several months, I found myself frustrated by various conversations I would have with others. Each one told me...

Timeless Classic: Stop!

[The first six lines of this post were published in August 2015] . To see where you are To look where you have been Think about where you are going. . With what you think you know. Deciding what you need to know. Recognizing what you don’t know along the way. . [When reading this today, these few short words form a basis for self-reflection. We are easily deceived by the brevity of this...

Timeless Classic: Finish Lines and Next Chapters

[First Published: June 2016] . Life’s interesting. When growing up we tend to focus on finish lines. The day I graduate. The day I can go for my driver’s license. The times that we remember vividly as markers in our life. Yet as we age, we begin to see that finish lines are simply an illusion. When we finish something, the next thing appears for us to focus on. Life doesn’t stop...

The Difference Between Responsibility & Accountability

We hear often the words “I or they are responsible”. Or the question, “who is responsible” or “who will be responsible”. As well as the declaration (less heard) of “I am responsible”. Less commonly used is the word accountable. Trade it for responsible in any of the above quotes and it feels different. Responsibility is an internal descriptor...

New Knowledge Contributes to Being Creative

Life appears the same with our habits & daily routines embracing us. Surrounded by problems, situations, and responsibilities which seem quite similar or repetitive. We spend much of our lives between things that are the same or they are different. Our habits and routines/responsibilities fill much of our days with sameness. The occasional new restaurant, party, or vacation gives us brief...

Making Sense of the World

When having dinner with friends and their college-age daughter, I was reminded of the newness of the world when first entering an internship in a work environment where the student could apply their schooling to real-life problems. So much is new as we finish school at any level and then enter the workforce. The world is a different place. Much different than school. Where we need time to adjust...

Bits of Life Missed Worth Exploring


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