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The Illusion of Control

the illusion of control

‘The Master allows things to happen. She shapes events as they come. She steps out of the way and lets the Tao speak for itself.’ ~Laozi When you think you control something, you’re wrong. It’s amazing how often we think we’re in control of something when really we aren’t. Control is an illusion, as I’ve said many times before. We constantly make plans that never actually turn out the way we envisioned. ‘If you want to make God laugh, make a plan,’ an old saying goes. We have been trained …

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Place Yourself in the Presence of Greatness

Just being in the same room as greatness inspires you to new levels of the possible. Recently on my trip to Paris I (of course) visited the Louvre and found myself for the first time in the same room with the Mona Lisa. Now, for many people this is a moving experience, but the man who painted that piece of work is the man I was named after. It was a remarkable moment for

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