Is Life A Competition?

Sports and business are often used as metaphors for life. Are you among those that automatically assume that this is a constructive metaphor? What about the possibility that the qualities necessary for success in those disciplines is actually destructive to your quality of life?

This sports/business-life corollary is a constant theme in advertising and other forms of motivation. Personal development teachers all have their litany of sports/business metaphors that appear to prove their point and provide a benchmark for ...

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Ego-Driven Goals

Quote-Square2Got a fitness goal? Most people do.

I’ve written much on the concept of fitness; how it is a man-made realm in which people have created artificial goals and perform artificial work for the sake of cosmetic and other ego-driven outcomes. The biggest mistake in all of this, including the setting of fitness goals, is that you think that health comes along as a part of the deal. It does not.

The ...

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