How to Not Believe Your Ultra-Persuasive Rationalizations

I’ve come to realize that smart people are very good at creating super persuasive arguments for why the shouldn’t do the thing they’re fearing doing. This past week, I’ve worked with half a dozen intelligent people who have convinced themselves to give in to their resistance, over and over. They’re persuasive, convincing people, and when … Continue reading How to Not Believe Your Ultra-Persuasive Rationalizations

The 5 Principles of a Profound Day

Originally posted in ZenHabits.Netby Leo Baubata ‘Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.’ ~Laozi Let us toss out all we know for a moment. Toss notions of productivity, time management, efficiency, and the bottom line. Empty our workdays of all we’ve packed them with, and sit still with an empty room. What should we … Continue reading The 5 Principles of a Profound Day

Life as a Conscious Practice

Originally posted in ZenHabits.Netby Leo Baubata ‘Everything is practice.’ Pele When we learn a martial art, or ballet, or gymnastics, or soccer … we consciously practice movements in a deliberate way, repeatedly. By conscious, repeated practice, we become good at those movements. Our entire lives are like this, but we’re often less conscious of the … Continue reading Life as a Conscious Practice