Adrian Shepherd writes a very interesting blog at isucceedbook.com.
It has more substance than many personal growth / success training sites on the interwide webs. Many appear to be a rehash of someone else's thoughts or posts — often with the same typographical errors.
Mr. Shepherd posted an article yesterday discussing lessons he has received from our favorite art form.
He had us at the first sentence:
"Wherever I go I nearly always have a deck of playing cards with me. Why?"
It turns out the reason why puts him squarely within the aggregated mindset of the typical magician or magic enthusiast.
"Because a few years ago I spent 2 hours each night practicing magic. The hard work paid off and I became quite good."
He is not currently working as a magician but notes in a post script he is always ready to put on an impromptu show with his ever-ready deck of cards and a mental catalog of favorite tricks.
The key lesson: "it wasn’t the elaborate tricks that amazed most people but some of the easiest.