"I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter." -Walt DisneyWhat does success mean? If you ask ten people, you get ten different answers. How about happiness? Same thing. Success and happiness are ideas. Like all ideas, these definitions lie in the mind of the … Continue reading How to Realistically Succeed and Be Happy (Part 1)
Or are you not curious about how you inhabit your life? Is life something that’s happening to you rather than something you’re engaging in? Are you coasting along for the minimal ride?
Carol Dweck is a Stanford psychologist and author of Mindset, a book about her research in the area of achievement and success. She discovered there are two types of mindsets, or established set of attitudes, from which people engage with the world and with themselves.
Awareness is a powerful tool. Open up. Access more.
Who do you compete against? Other people or yourself? Whatever your answer, how can you use this to help you achieve more of what you want? For some, competing in business or sports is a thrilling game played with formidable opponents. It reflects a combination of strategy and skill. For others, competition is about being … Continue reading The Games We Play
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.
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.
Did you ever wonder what is behind your desire for more?
Not the quantity kind of more. The quality kind of more. The more we may find ourselves desiring with increasing awareness.
Think about it.
Seriously. If we want to change a habit, we must think about it. Become more aware of it. When does it happen? What's the payoff we receive?
Having more in our lives is about choosing more.
Choosing more leads us to evaluate what actions it will take to realize our goals. It helps us look more clearly at what we want and decide what is worth our effort and what is not. It is a beautifully orchestrated system.