How good is your listening? Listening (as opposed to just hearing), is a dynamic activity, not a passive way to pass the time. It takes effort, focus and skill. It also means putting ourselves aside and fully paying attention to those we would listen to. Listening is not for the faint-heated, but the benefits are worth the effort.
If you are like me you probably have a number of catch-phrases that act as get-out clauses or conversation-stoppers. "It's complicated" is one of them.
Much or our behaviour, and our thinking too, is guided by out of date information. Life is about opportunity, and there's nothing in the small print that says we 'should' or 'should not'.
Friday is a time to reflect on how your efforts are benefiting others. You probably don't seek a reward or expect thanks, but you can acknowledge your own good intentions and positive efforts throughout the week. Well done!
Time is not a commodity, so it cannot be manipulated. It is not something we can pick up, contain, weigh, or manage even. Time - in the sense that we measure it, chart its progress and talk about it - is a concept created by mankind. Furthermore it is a concept that changes from culture to culture in how it is understood and appreciated, so it is not even universal. There are1440 minutes in a day. We all have equal access to them. So if you think you are 'time...
Being comfortable with setback, the possibility of rejection and even failure may be an advantage and a critical factor in achievement and success. Once we embrace failure as a part of the path to success we free ourselves from its drag and can invest more fully in creativity.
Each year at this time I think about what's going to be improved on, changed or abandoned in how I approach my life and my work (same thing, for me). How about you?
As we go about our business and the business of life we are expected to act. We behave as though our value to ourselves and others is based entirely on what we do or what we produce, rather than who we are. Some people are constantly saying how busy they are and how there is no time for this-and-that. The paradox is, the less time you think you have the more we can benefit from making space for contemplation.