"Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from." - Al Franken
Fail Fabulously. I first heard this term when I was attending coach training. I disliked it from the moment I heard it. What was fabulous about failing? Failing was failing and you couldn't convince me that it was a fabulous experience.
Admit it. We all make mistakes. I…
"Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary." - Margaret Cousins
Think of the last time you received unexpected appreciation. What was said? How did it make you feel about yourself? How did it make you feel about the person giving the appreciation?
Now think of the last time you gave appreciation. What was said? How did it make you feel about yourself? How did the person receiving it feel?
I cannot think of anything that b…
I need a Mantra. I want to finish my book. I want to spend more time writing this blog and other articles as it brings me joy. Lately, I have not written anything. No book editing, no blogs, no thought provoking stories no witty sayings. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. I have just been slacking and I could not, for whatever reason, get the words on the paper for at least four months now.
After pondering this, I now think that's because I had to go through what I had to go through. My 'being' tim…
"The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."
- Charles DuBos
Transition is the process of letting go of the way things used to be and then taking hold of the way they subsequently become. Sounds easy, but in reality, it is really hard letting go of the comfort of sameness.
We resist transition not because we can't accept the change, but because we can't accept letting go of that piece of ourselves that we have …
"If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two week's vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days."
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
"Stop the World! I want to get off!" I screamed in the empty space in my car on the way home from a client. I pounded the steering wheel with my fisted hand. The highway was stop and go, mostly stop, and it…
"I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?"
- Ernest Hemingway