2017 in Review (#104)
Sometimes, what we need is a reminder of what we already know rather than learning something new.
Because many of you (myself included) are on vacation this week, I thought that, instead of writing a new post, I would highlight the top Friday Forwards of 2017 and give a quick summary of each.
The Human Element: In many ways, our focus on technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is causing us to lose our ability to effectively communicate with and relate to each other as humans. It doesn’t always feel like progress.
18 Summers: This post affected a lot of parents. Many wrote to tell me that it inspired them to make similar plans with their family.
BS of Busy: Saying we are busy has become a cultural crutch. Being busy doesn’t make us happier or more productive.
Bad Week: The story of how Dr. Mary-Claire King was able to push forward during the worst week of her life, leading to a medical breakthrough that has saved millions of women’ lives.
Freedom to Fail: Important lessons from a soccer coach on how we all need to have room to fail, learn from our mistakes and grow.
Beautiful Day: This is the story of a man who created a wonderful legacy for his family.
Tri-It: Reflections and lessons learned from running my first Olympic Triathlon, including why you should practice on stage.
Burning Bridges: Why it’s never a good idea to burn a bridge, even when you need to walk away from a relationship.
Carpe The Diem: The improbable story of how my son and I ended up together at the greatest Super Bowl in history after I decided not to be a hypocrite and take a chance.
Quote of the Week
“Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.”