Word of the day: Obvious

When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.  It’s a proverb used to illustrate that the most obvious answer is often right. Too many times, we waste time simply justifying the other possibilities when the answer is really the obvious one. We make judgments pretty quickly. In one of my favorite books, Blink, Malcolm Gladwell uses…

Surely, My Thoughts Are Worth More Than A Penny

Don’t put so much pressure on yourself, they said. Everything is going to be fine, they said. Things are going to work out, they said.  But then maybe I got too relaxed. Maybe I didn’t push hard enough to begin with. Maybe I stopped too soon. Whatever the reason, things didn’t work out. And you…