Give up, but don’t quit

not teaching, still THINKING … Time works against us in a publish-every-second world. But it doesn’t have to get the best of us. Here are some tested tips to get you through time-sensitive moments: Give up perfection but don’t quit on quality. That means do check for accuracy, do write for clarity, do communicate succinctly. […]

Hard worker? No thank you

Perfection. Attainable? Desirable? It depends. Consider the following perspectives. Then see what you think. No one’s perfect. True enough. When we use this standard to assess others, we can safely overlook reasonable shortcomings in favor of realistic expectations. But when we use this phrase to explain away our own inadequacies, we risk being perceived as […]

NBA Finals vs Our Pursuit of Perfection

If you’re following the NBA Finals, you’re well aware of all the talk after Game 3, which put the Miami Heat up 2-1 in the championship series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Howard Beck writes about “mistakes,” “illusory leads” and “random oddities” in his story — “Heat Far From Perfect, but They’re Good Enough” — […]