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Changing Our Mind

Changing Our Mind

I’m giving a series of talks this week on intellectual humility, so I have been reflecting quite a bit about what it means to be open to other perspectives, including the extent to which we should be open to changing our mind. I read an interesting post on social...
Exodus and ‘Wanting’ Captivity

Exodus and ‘Wanting’ Captivity

I thought one of the most interesting movies from the past year was Exodus, starring Christian Bale. It tells the story of how Moses led the Israelite nation out of slavery in Egypt. One of the most poignant moments of the film occurs at the very end of the movie. The...
Do the Opposite

Do the Opposite

Sometimes you can experience a breakthrough by setting out to do the opposite of what you normally do. As humans, we have a tendency to get into patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Some of these patterns are necessary and good. For example, pretty much every...
The Importance of Taking Initiative

The Importance of Taking Initiative

Today I want to talk to you about the importance of taking initiative when working toward your goals. I remember one evening I was on my train ride home from work. The train was busier than usual, and it was hard to find a seat. I wondered why there were so many...
3 Questions to Ask When You Feel Bad

3 Questions to Ask When You Feel Bad

People seek help for all sorts of problems, but at a basic level, most people who seek help are unhappy or feeling bad about some part of their life. They want to figure out a way to live a life that is more satisfying and meaningful. In this blog post, I want to...
Start Small

Start Small

We are in the season of New Year’s Resolutions. It’s the time of year when we think about changes we want to make in our lives. It’s an exciting, hopeful, and optimistic time. But here’s the hard reality: Most New Year’s Resolutions fail. Most people don’t even last...