One key mistake that I see people make to keep them in the self-doubt and confusion. They buy into their own thinking and believe their thoughts are real. This of course is not true.
While thousands of miles away I'm glued to the US debt ceiling debate. Not because it's particularly interesting but because the unfolding situation, still pretty much in its infancy, will have a direct and lasting impact on the place I was born, the place I grew up and all the places, institutions and communities I now work with to improve.