Archive for December, 2006

Setting Your Primary Focus

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

At the start of each new year, in lieu of creating a New Year’s resolution, my tradition is to select an area of primary focus for the coming year.  Whereas a New Year’s resolution may succeed or fail, the choice of primary focus endures throughout the year.  Usually the choice is obvious enough that remembering it is a no-brainer. How to choose […]

Showing Up

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

I’m sure you’ve heard the Woody Allen quote that 80% of success is showing up.  While merely showing up — to work, to an audition, to a date, etc. — won’t guarantee success, it’s certainly a prerequisite. A few months ago I began training in kempo, a martial arts style that could be described as […]