All posts tagged “focus

Meaningful Work

While heading home from picking up a pizza, another driver sped up and swerved in front of me. It’s a fairly busy stretch of road with two lanes going each way. I kept watching this driver weave in-between the other cars in front of me,… Read More

On continuing to try

Out for a run this morning, I watched a helicopter seed spiral out of a tree and land on the concrete. Nothing will come of that seed. It has nowhere left to go. But the tree has hundreds more seeds to drop, just waiting for… Read More

Clean Your Plate

Picture yourself in a restaurant. The server hands you a menu and lets you know they’ll check back in a few minutes to see if you’ve decided on what to eat. You look over the available options and make a choice. When the server returns… Read More

Battling Impostor Syndrome

A student came up to me after class and asked about impostor syndrome. I had mentioned in class that one of the main causes of things like plagiarism or bloated writing is insecurity: People are afraid that their writing will be found lacking, and that… Read More