Dan Gilbert first introduced me the concept of impact bias and positive psychology. Here at TED 2014 he explains why our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong.
Some things become clear, then you decide. Others become clear after you decide.
Jean-Paul Sarte said, “Commitment is an act, not a word” It was true then and even more true now. I hear the word (commitment) thrown around ad nauseam in both in the gym and in the board room. And it’s often a platitude in the moment that rarely results in action much less success. Real commitment means ‘burning your boat.’ From Cortés conquest of the Aztec Empire to as far back as… Read More
“Even if we could turn back, we’d probably never end up where we started.” – Haruki Murakami | 1Q84
An often repeated quote says, “The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world he doesn’t exist.” In fact the opposite is true, most people believe in a devil that does not exist. And this kernel is both a primary source in my successes and my authentic happiness. Last month I was in LA to attend a conference with other trends and foresight experts. These conferences are a place for… Read More