Our high expectations are often unrealistic expectations because they are so general to be meaningful or realistic.
At the beginning of lockdown, I gave an interview by [...]
Whatever the problem, someone somewhere has had to deal with it before we do. It's useful to remember this; it provides perspective, and sometimes even, solutions. At the very least, realising that our ancestors went through similar stuff means we can draw on our species' collective wisdom.
The 'Jolly' is a thing of the past, but it was never effective as a training idea anyway. Take charge of your own professional development. Just 20 minutes a day is all you'll need.
There's life and there's the job, right? Wrong. Instead of treating work and home as disjointed parts of the same existence, Anna Tims suggests a change in perception rather than a change in circumstances, and so re-infuse our lives with greater purpose and fulfilment. Work is not necessarily the enemy if it is managed correctly, and it can all be achieved without you having to trek through rain forests, climb a mountain or wear sackcloth.
Learning to be a bit more comfortable with uncertainty is probably something that would benefit us all. Learning greater tolerance for uncertainty is not difficult, but developing anything new in ourselves it needs commitment and regular practice.
When did you last see an article entitled "I now have a richer life because I've learned to manage my time well"? There is a myth that we should be able to 'manage' our time better. What that really means is that we must manage ourselves.
Hot News! I'll be launching my virtual meetups soon. The idea is to be able to speak directly to my readers, and to reach the parts that writing just doesn't reach.
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.
My dentist will never know how happy she made me when she asked her receptionist to call me this morning.