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
When you ask someone, “How’s it going?” Most people say “okay, getting by, managing alright.” It seems as though for most of us, there is so much to juggle that we hardly have time to think about developing a career and life experience that would have us shouting out an answer such as, “spectacular, outstanding, … Continue reading How to Jumpstart Change
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.
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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.