"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." -Henry David Thoreau We are living in difficult times. The amount of change and challenge is overwhelming. The pandemic is upending our lives and livelihoods. People are in a cultural war with each other. The news and social media sensationalize the negative. The day to day … Continue reading It’s Time To Believe In Yourself Again.
With summer behind us, fall is a good time to renew our commitment to our best selves at work and at home. Because most of our childhoods were conditioned around the school year, this last quarter can feel like a time for getting serious again. If summer is for fun and daydreaming, then fall is … Continue reading Fall is the Time to Take Charge
Leadership is not only the ability to move others towards a vision. It's also the ability to move yourself towards a vision as well. Leadership is not a quality you are born with, although it may seem that way. Leadership is a skill that everyone can embrace. It includes a set of learned behaviors that … Continue reading Leadership is for Everyone!
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“Don’t carry your mistakes around. Instead place them under your feet to use as stepping stones.” – Unknown
The status quo, as it applies to our lives, is the result of our habits. Challenging the status quo is challenging our habitual way of seeing and doing.
There is a short cut to having more in our lives. It doesn’t cost anything and anyone can do it.
But many of us don’t.
It’s called gratitude.
No situation is too dire to not be able to find something to be thankful for. Even if it is only the fact that you are able to read this post (or to write it).
Sounds crazy doesn’t it?
Even when we know we have a habit that is detrimental to our well-being and fulfillment-either physically or psychologically, we still don’t put the effort into changing it.
We might think about all the ways we act, think or speak that are destructive or less than constructive. We might complain to our friends about how we should change, but we never take the consistent action required.
What are your core values? Have you taken the time to write them down? Do you even know what they are?
Core values are what directs us in life. They can be different for everybody. Many of us have some idea of what they are or what we think they “should be”, but many have never actually taken time to investigate what they truly are.
Respect is admiration or reverence for someone or something. I noticed some time ago that out of efficiency, I was semi-consciously breezing through tasks, conversations and decisions in order to “get to the good stuff” or what I assumed was of a higher priority.