Sisyphus is a character of Greek mythology, eternally condemned to push a massive boulder up a hill, watch it roll back down, and then start again. While Sisyphus was being disciplined for certain of his deeds, his punishment serves as a broad metaphor for human behavior driven by “fight or flight.” We humans insist on employing habits – mental or physical – that are arduous but ultimately get us nowhere. Self-doubt, judgement of others, biases, or even bigotry serve as quick, universally applicable examples of such behavior. The irony is Sisyphus was sentenced by Zeus and therein had no choice in the matter, but the rest of us need not subscribe to unproductive practices. And changing our behavior in this way not only avoids exerting pointless effort but also delivers objectivity, reduces risk, and creates opportunity.