Fill Your Bowl to the Brim and It Will Spill

“Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill.” These words from the Tao Te Ching were written by Lao-tzu 2500 years ago, yet ring ever true today. With people attempting to push new limits and do more with less, sustaining performance requires finding some “margin” to keep things from spilling over. Dr. Richard Swenson’s “free three” is a great place to start: music, nature and laughter. Here’s a challenge for the week: experiment with at least one of the three free every day this week and observe the impact. I welcome hearing how your experiment goes.

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