Today, NPR featured this article on a book called Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, by Anders Ericcson, exploring the connection between talent and hard work. I’ve been drawn to this question of late, as I work on my Great Endeavor and ponder my talents. I am vulnerable to self-doubt, like anyone, but […]
Every December 31st and January 1st I find myself floating on a sort of New Year’s euphoria. Suddenly, time becomes a clean, white, empty slate upon which we can write, a blanket of newly-fallen snow. The possibilities are endless, and the first footsteps to mark that landscape are special. I’m always in a hurry to begin.