Tag: success

Embracing the Journey

At the deepest level, I hate losing. But recently, I had a surprising revelation. Over the past few months, I’ve been in the midst of some serious ping pong (yes, ping pong) tournaments at my work. Picture what you would expect from an office ping pong tournament. Now triple the intensity – that’s what I’ve …

The First Lesson in Humility

Where does humility come from? First, it might be worth defining humility. Admittedly, there are many working definitions out there, but for simplicity we’ll use: “A modest view of one’s importance.”  Through the years, I’ve been consistently told that I came across as being extremely humble. As I was doing well academically and helping to …

Discipline Equals Freedom

Discipline equals freedom. This is an idea that Jocko Willink lives by. Jocko is a former SEAL commander, and has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Obviously, he knows a thing or two about discipline. But on the surface, the idea of discipline equals freedom doesn’t make any sense. Isn’t discipline the exact opposite of freedom? Almost by …