Sincerity not Truth

“Sincerity is not a test of truth. We must not make this mistake: He must be right; he’s so sincere. Because it is possible to be sincerely wrong. We can only judge truth by truth and sincerity by sincerity.” —…

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Emotions Have Been My Enemy

Emotions have been my enemy. Emotions have stymied my momentum. Emotions have stopped me cold. There are things I’ve wanted to do, goals I’ve wanted to achieve, stuff I’ve wanted to get done but did not do so because a…

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Faking Confidence

Faking confidence is short-lived. Confidence is built on competence. Competence is built on consistency. Consistency is built on discipline. “The strongest steel is well-founded self belief. It is earned, not given.” –John Wooden (nor faked) 00

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A Definition of Class

“Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. “Class has nothing to do with money. “Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It’s the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet…

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Get Started

“How can you ever produce something great if you don’t get started and give your ideas time to evolve? Author Jodi Picoult summarized the importance of avoiding perfectionism perfectly: ‘You can edit a bad page, but you can’t edit a…

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Generosity Soothes Soul

Nothing nothing so inspires one to learn generosity as being the recipient of unexpected kindnesses. Receiving generosity in midst of stress (the fruit of fear, says Tony Robbins) reduces tension and soothes the soul. Lord, help me to remember to…

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The Understudy

Susie and I went to Casey’s school play yesterday, The Little Mermaid. All kids, ages 9 to 16. Small theater. It was parent’s day. Glad we got to go. Casey played one of the eels—Flotsam—and he did very, very well…

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Dreamt I would meet Jocko Willink

I am reading two books by Jocko Willink—actually re-reading ‘Extreme Ownership’, and ‘Discipline Equals Freedom’ Jocko is a Navy Seal and was the commander of Seal Team 3, task unit: Bruiser, the same unit American Sniper Chris Kyle served with…

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For Love

Josh Ritter sings in his tune Snow is Gone: “I’m singing for the love of it, have mercy on the man who sings to be adored.” 00

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AI + Feeling Inferior

“Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.” —Alan Kay   00

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AI- Get It?

“By far, the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.” —Eliezer Yudkowsky 00

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“Artificial intelligence will reach human levels by around 2029. Follow that out further to, say, 2045, we will have multiplied the intelligence, the human biological machine intelligence of our civilization a billion-fold.” —Ray Kurzweil 00

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