I admit to becoming increasingly aware of envy, and it is ugly. And I’ve started to notice a pattern, which you might recognise, and maybe a way through.
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As I like to say, all our planning is done in pencil. It sounds great, but it is wearying.
I had spent a day being presented with a series of issues on which I was being asked to make decisions…
Here’s a snapshot of what turned out to be a really frustrating morning. At the beginning, I had around eight emails to answer. Each one I answered generated a reply. So did the next wave of replies I sent. I also had around five I needed to send. Same pattern. And – spoiler alert –
When I go painting (which I don’t do often enough) I spend ages choosing where I’m going to paint from, and where I’m going to choose as my vantage point. My first choice is not always the best choice, and I take time to settle. Other people in the painting class stand to sit, nearby
If I ever want to set up church geared to reach and disciple me, I could do it in a heartbeat. But my tribe is moving up the demographic ladder.
Chip and Dan Heath tell a story of the computer chip company, Intel. Back in the 1970s Intel was well-known for making computer memory – at one point they had a near monopoly – but they were being increasingly challenged by high-quality overseas competition. At the same time, a small team inside Intel was working