The Shift
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"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."

– Sir John Lubbock, English biologist and politician


What motivates you? What drives you to do what you do? I had a friend once who was a workaholic – a machine with a broken governor, an engine left to run flat out. As with any machine left to labour unchecked, the gears eventually clashed and the wheels – metaphorically speaking – came off. Not only did his physical health break down, but so did his relationships – business and personal. Initially, he seemed bewildered by the whole experience.

One day, a few months after his breakdown, we met over coffee.

“Do you know what I’ve learned from this experience?” he asked.

I leaned nearer, intrigued by the question.


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