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Ruminations from the second year of Zing Train…

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Viktor E. Frankl

This time last year I remember being more tired, or at least having that feeling of exhaustion being more dominant in my day to day. I I think that by looking back at how I kind of ran out of gas last year, I took a different strategy this year. I did not register for the marathon. I no longer close 2 nights a week. I am still tired but no longer holding on for dear life- somewhat controlling the experience now.

The most important thing I learned from marathon running is what Ari Weinzweig is touching on- visioning the future and setting your expectations. It was (and always is) so much harder the first time, because I have no frame of reference and cannot budget energy accordingly. Ari’s right: with all our resources and community of good people anything is possible. I also feel empowered by what I read last night: “centaurs” aka humans with a computer and access to the internet are able to beat the best chess software every time.

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