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This is Hard. Does It Matter?

There are few, if any, paths to true growth and improvement other than consistent effort and practice. I’ve struggled with this truth my entire life. I believe most people, if they take some time to

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The Yin and Yang of Learning

We learn from change and we change from learning. No learning, no change. No change, no learning. This is the yin and yang of lifelong learning.

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The Power of Belief in Learning

When I was a kid, I really wanted to be a professional musician. I started playing  drums in the school band when I was in 5th grade, and by the time I was 16, I was serious. I had started my own band.

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Are you truly available to learn?

It’s easy, particularly for those of us who identify as lifelong learners, to assume that we will gravitate toward learning, that we will welcome learning opportunities as they come our way. But

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Re-framing

How we see and respond to the world around us very often depends on how we frame things. What we choose to see or not see, include or cut. We do this all the time with learning, too often equating it with

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The 4 Known Pillars of a Long, Healthy Life

There are no guarantees in life, particularly when it comes to life itself. Genetics, environment, or random accidents are just a few of the factors that can disrupt the best laid plans. Leaving these

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Are you epistemologically modest?

“Epistemology” is one of the big, fancy worlds I encountered in graduate school and have rarely encountered since. You’ll usually see it defined as something like “theory of knowledge,”

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The Human Curator of Learning

I’ve written a fair amount about the concept of curation. Interest in it seems to be reviving lately, perhaps sparked by the rise of fake news and the growing realization that we all can be are being

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