Defaulting to the status quo

Defaulting to the status quo

One of the main reasons why change is so difficult is the allure of what is known. The comfort of the tried and tested — the safety of defaulting to the status quo. Loss Aversion What underlies this is our human tendency to be loss averse. In short, we are afraid to...
Us and them

Us and them

The feeling of us and them is something that pervades all of human life. Whether you are standing in a queue at the postoffice collectively tutting at how slowly it is moving, or supporting your country at a sporting event, the distinction between us and them is at...
Less is more, sometimes

Less is more, sometimes

There will sometimes be situations when we feel like we have not done enough or demonstrably added value. On these occasions, it is useful to remember that sometimes, less is more. Feeling the need We have to be able to distinguish between the ego’s need to feel...
Taking responsibility

Taking responsibility

Taking responsibility for our choices and our actions is one of the most empowering things we can do for ourselves.  We can sometimes get so bogged down in pointing the finger at the world that we forget to ask, “What am I doing that is stopping me from pursuing...
The art of being concise

The art of being concise

Rambling on in speech or in prose is never pleasant. As listeners, we crave for people to get to the point. And, as speakers, we crave the ability to offer them just that. Being concise is an art. It involves the ability to distill the essence of anything into simple...