Stanley Cup Finals.
Alexandre Burrows buries (see what I did there) a puck 11 seconds into overtime to give the Vancouver Canucks the game-winning goal.
Walking home from Penn Quarter Sports Tavern (where the Canadians hang out), I passed a somewhat drunken looking fellow and his friend sporting a Boston Bruins cap.
I often find that events happening in the world parallel things that are happening in a micro-level around my life. I’ve always been a firm believer that there aren’t really that many unique events in the world, that macro-level events replicate themselves in microenvironments. The example I’m going to use is “superpowers in a post-superpower world,” or more specifically, “How Lambda Phi Epsilon mirrors the United States of America.” I’m finding it increasingly fascinating how similar the problems of each are to each other and how even more similar the responses that each group can take to their problems can be.
Over the last few months I’ve been exposed to a plethora of healthcare technology apps through my personal research and while working on HealthData.gov. I think that a lot of these applications are great, and they present information to consumers in a new or more useful way. But as I look through more and more of these apps, I can’t help but start to see patterns and similarities in the things being developed.
“I’ve often wondered at how lives are shaped by what seem like small and inconsequential events, how an apparently random turn in the road can lead you a long way from where you intended to go – and a long way from wherever you expected to go.”
An American Life: The Autobiography by Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan’s biography has been nothing short of inspiring thus far. The book opens with the above quote, a quote that I think runs true in my life. I too have been affected by small and seemingly inconsequential events. The belief that small twists and turns in life can lead to great things keeps the optimistic spirit within me burning.
I was surfing Reddit today and I noticed someone had put up a very… very good blog post on “Urgent vs. Important”. I’ve provided a link below because I think it describes the things that I’ve been toying around with really well.
I’ve heard the urgent vs. important thing several times now, and most often described as a four quadrant grid. Things to keep in mind: what am I focusing on? The urgent, or the important?