Category Archives: Ambition

Just Say No to Self Improvement

Self-improvement seems like such a good idea, but when you take a closer look, well, maybe it doesn’t make so much sense after all. Have you suspected or seen through the limitations of New Age magical thinking, but you still … Continue reading

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Why a positive self-image can get in the way

We hear a lot about the importance of having a positive self-image and self-esteem. In reality, any self-image obscures your true nature, which is infinitely more lovely, creative, and compassionate than any persona you might generate. It’s human nature to … Continue reading

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How to Create What You Want with the “Law of Contribution”

There’s a lot said about the Law of Attraction. A more fruitful way to think about creating what you want is the “Law of Contribution.” It’s a fundamental orientation based in openness, curiosity, and willingness to serve. The origin of … Continue reading

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Traction and the Goal Paradox

There’s a paradox around goal setting that, if you don’t understand it, can keep you from getting traction with the things that matter. Yes, you need to set goals to get traction, but you also need to hold them lightly. … Continue reading

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What The Matrix Can Tell Us About Traction or Why “Just Do It” Doesn’t Do It

I’ve been watching The Ultimate Matrix, a mind-bending 10 DVD package of all three Matrix films plus a week’s worth of special features, including six hours of commentary by philosophers Ken Wilber and Cornell West. Do I know how to … Continue reading

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