Giving yourself permission to suck is the best thing you can do to build strength where you need it most. There is no greater freedom than the freedom to fail.
To build confidence in doing anthing, you must do the thing. Beyond that, it’s the way you practice that builds confidence. Why sub-optimal conditions and failure are better vehicles to build confidence than perfect circumstances and success.
Do you look at your accomplishments and ignore your disappointments? Do you look only at your disappointments and ignore your wins? Or do you ignore it all? Whatever approach you take, keep in mind that how you end is how you begin.
How You Turn Your Triumphs into Failures — and How to Stop To feel fulfilled, you must break the habit that transforms “more than enough” into “not enough.”
I just read David Brooks’ poignant Op-Ed in the New York Times on the epidemic of “conditional love” between parents and children in our culture. The entire piece is a must-read for every person who has ever been a parent or a child (so, yes, everyone). I won’t even attempt to summarize his thesis […]
I’m failing spectacularly. It’s November 1, and most of the visions I had for 2014 are not even close to being reality. I need look no further than this blog. It sits here, barren, waiting for my words to populate its pages and attract visitors to click on links. I have been thinking about where […]
Many people I know like to say that if you focus on what you need to make happen and work really hard, then the universe will help you and put the rest in place. Sometimes that is true and it works out. And other times, you bust ass all week, ignore everything else to make […]