What are your standards to do your best work?

. You never hear someone say “I quit my job because I couldn’t set priorities in my work”. Usually people quit for something they often overlook in choosing a job “Before I started this job, I said I didn’t understand why anyone would quit mid-year. But being in it, you realize how long a year…

The Chocolate Cake Principle

. This is a rerun of a post first published in 2015 “It’s impossible. I can’t do it. (…) I’m not good enough.” There’s a progression in the excuses we find at times to say a problem can’t be solved or a challenge overcame. It usually tends to go from “the problem’s fault” (too big,…

About shortcomings and success

. When you’re a kid and make something that is blameworthy, and are afraid to get caught for it, you say “It’s not me, it’s him!” When you grow up and start attending school, you say “It’s not my fault. The dog ate my homework!” When you enter the job market, and you’re still afraid…

How much time is required to reach a goal?

. Achievers like Einstein, Ali and Musk all found time to reach their goals. How come you say you don’t have enough to reach yours? Just like The Beatles sang it out loud in the 1960s, many people today silently wish they’d have “Eight days a week”. Not only for loving someone, as suggested in…

You will never be bias-free

. Biases aren’t like gluten. They can’t be extracted and trashed. In a way, it’s a positive. More than the negatives that tend to surround a bias. “All biases are bad”, “We should always be rational and impartial”, “Biases are proof of someone’s ignorance”. In different ways, biases don’t let anyone being indifferent. Often times,…