Things change

In 2003 I attended Presidential Classroom, and in one of the seminars this brilliant man by the name of Dean Kamen demonstrated his new invention, the Segway.

I was in awe.

I just finished reading ‘Originals’ by Adam Grant a few days ago, in which I read all about how the Segway was a commercial failure.

Funny how things work out.

What’s more important?

Turns out there was a Super Bowl yesterday… who knew…

I stopped watching football after watching a particularly frustrating Giants game years ago (thanks Eli). I remember standing in my dining room, emotionally stressed out about that game, and I finally asked myself why this game was bothering me so much.

In that moment I decided football was no longer a priority in my life, and I gained back about six hours every Sunday during football season to do other things.

Your time is yours. Your time is finite. Be selfish in how you spend it.

Why do you eat?

Why do you eat? “Because I’m hungry” is an insufficient response. Think deeper and truly grasp the meaning of hunger.

Why do you eat what you eat? My answer to this question was always: “That’s what I grew up eating.” This response sounds eerily similar to the dangerous phrase: “We’ve always done it this way.”

Ask questions.

Challenge the status quo.

Maybe there’s a better way.