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How To Make Difficult Decisions

Do you find yourself stuck whenever the moment to take an important decision arrives? We are constantly faced with decision making moments at every moment of the day. Some of the decisions we have to make are little ones, like what we will have for lunch. Others are...

On Consolation and Desolation

Consolations come and go, and so do desolations. They are like successive tides in the ocean. Consolations build convictions and reaffirm them. They give us a glimpse of the goal and remind us that it is worthwhile. Then our faith – that the goal exists, and our...

On Mastering Your Emotions

I Didn’t Learn Much In High School The only book I kept from my years in high school was my notebook from a subject called Ethics. It wasn’t part of the national curriculum in Kenya, so I think I was quite lucky to even come across something like it.The first half of...

The Unsung Virtue of Temperance

According to a report that the World Health Organization published some years ago, South Africa leads the ranking in the most obese countries in sub-Saharan Africa. I don’t know how accurate the report is. But reading it reminded me of something that I read in...
Why You Need A Not Doing List

Why You Need A Not Doing List

Steve Jobs was a man known for his decisiveness. When he got his second shot at running Apple, he was adamant about the company maintaining its focus and designing products that would be best-in-class. His head designer, Jonathan Ive, recounts how Jobs would often...
Reclaiming My Scattered Attention

Reclaiming My Scattered Attention

There I was. All alone in my room. Finally. After hours and hours of trying to get through my to do list, handle all the chores, speak to everyone I had to speak to, I finally had forty five magical minutes to myself to indulge in what I had been looking forward to...