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Your world is small, but it won’t be for much longer

Hey there, little one.

Sleeping cartoon baby on a yellow-to-dark-blue gradient.
Sleeping cartoon baby on a yellow-to-dark-blue gradient.
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Welcome to the world.


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It’s what you don’t see that matters the most

This is Stan.

And this is his friend Creativity.


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Our expectations of the world are truly perplexing

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The strangest thing about reality is how un-strange it actually is.

Let me explain.

When Newton discovered the laws of gravity in the 17th century, this was a fundamental departure from the prevailing paradigm at the time. Prior to Newton, people believed that celestial bodies orbited around one another in a “natural motion” without understanding why.

We like to believe that Newton updated the nature of reality, and that we were all better off for it.

But here’s the thing.

Reality itself didn’t change one bit as a result of Newton’s discoveries. The world was always governed by gravity, whether…


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The heroes that matter most are the ones we don’t see

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The setting is New York City.

A subway train full of 50 passengers has been hijacked, and the tracks have been rerouted so that the train will soon crash into City Hall. There’s nothing the police can do, as there are only a few minutes left before the moment of impact.

As the passengers fear for their lives, one of them looks up and sees a faint glimmer in the sky. This little speck is moving at a dazzling speed, and it appears to be getting larger as it circles around toward them.

A passenger screams, “It’s a bird!”

Another…


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A step-by-step playbook for the skill of the future

My earliest childhood memory was stressful.

I was about five years old, and it started with me waking up from an afternoon nap.

Since I was a child with many needs, the first thing I did was ask for my mom.


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Beat perfectionism by embracing this one simple concept

When I start on a new post, I’m off to the races.

Words connect, the creative juices flow, and I’m able to get a lot done.


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You can’t predict the countless benefits that await you on the other side

A smiling person jumps toward the viewer, fist raised triumphantly.
A smiling person jumps toward the viewer, fist raised triumphantly.
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Life leaps come in varying distances.

Some feel lofty and risky:


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Learn the three rules of self-doubt to silence its voice for good

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Of all the emotions I struggle with, the toughest is self-doubt.

To give you an idea of our tenuous relationship, here are some of the questions self-doubt routinely asks me:

“Hey, you. Yeah, you. Will your work ever be good enough?”

“Do you really think you’ll be able to grow this blog into something financially viable?”

“Shouldn’t you just give up now and do something else instead?”

These questions are no fun to face, and the most frustrating part is that they can appear at any moment. Even when things are going well and I’m feeling good about my work…


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A wiser version of yourself is accessible whenever you need that person most

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When I was in the eighth grade, I was invited to an awards ceremony that was like the Oscars for our junior high school. Each subject had nominees vying for one award, and I was nominated in three categories.

I had never won any type of trophy in my life, so I was excited to tell my dad there was a good chance I could finally win something. Needless to say, I hyped up this ceremony quite a bit, so my father proudly agreed to accompany me.

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