So what's with the failure kick? You may be wondering when I am going to finally start talking about something else. I promise to do so down the line, but right now I am stuck with the feeling that we all need to become friends with failure if we truly want to accomplish something in our … [Read more...] about Redefining Failure to Help You Succeed – Part IV
In my last two posts, I wrote about the fact that we live in instant America and are often afflicted with perfectionism. These two factors often make it difficult for us to view failure as anything other than a stop sign, a signal to give up instead going forward. Today I would like to discuss … [Read more...] about How Do You View Failure? Part III
In last week's post, Do You View a Failure as a Stop Sign or as a Stepping Stone?, I expressed the view that part of the problem of viewing a failure as a stop sign instead of as a stepping stone, is that we live in instant America. In our culture, there seems to be precious little patience for … [Read more...] about How Do You View Failure? Part II
It can be pretty discouraging when something we are trying to accomplish ends up being a failure. Yet the most important part of failing at something is not the failure itself, but how we respond to it. Do we view that failure as a Stop Sign, as a reason to give up; or do we view that failure … [Read more...] about Do You View a Failure as a Stop Sign or as a Stepping Stone?
If you are like me, you don't like being bossed around. It's no fun being told what to do, especially if it is something that you don't want to do. And the odd thing is, if someone asks us nicely to do the exact same thing that someone else ordered us to do, we feel much more inclined to … [Read more...] about Do You Like Being Bossed Around?
Wasn't email supposed to make our lives easier? Suddenly we take a look at the clock and see that an hour or more has been swallowed by the email monster. It is all too easy to get trapped in an email cave, trying to keep up with all of the items that flood our Inbox every day. While I … [Read more...] about Need Some Help Taming the Email Monster?