“No-Fail” Friday: Afraid not


Although this week’s earlier post had a lot to do with handling success, there was a bit more to it than that. It was about that underlying sensation that often accompanies a groundswell of good fortune, even when you’ve been working hard for it for as long as you can remember. What exactly is it? Uncertainty? Doubt? Sure, maybe. But underneath all of that, there’s really something else buried deep in there.

Scared to say it?

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Positive momentum

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Have you ever stepped onto an escalator or one of those “moving walkways” in an airport and temporarily lost your balance for a second? Maybe it was moving faster than you thought, or maybe you just weren’t sufficiently prepared to absorb its momentum with the items you were carrying, or dragging, along with you. Chances are you regained your balance by righting yourself, or briefly leaning on a handrail or a person nearby, before laughing it off and (literally) moving on. It may have been scary for a second, though, that unexpected movement under feet that were already moving. Read More

Monday Moment: Note to self

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How’s this for a little inspiration on a November Monday morning? This one struck me in particular today, since so many of us in the MBA world are preoccupied with figuring out where our career should go next. But is that really the question? It makes it seem like you’re driving a bus that you’re only slightly in control of.

While there’s plenty about life that you can’t actually control, decisions about what to do with the majority of most of your days shouldn’t be one of them. They also shouldn’t really be made without checking in with your intuition. I mean, chances are, it’s checking in with you anyway.

Ever had that strange feeling in your gut that the option that looks so good on paper isn’t really the “right” one for you? Then you know what I’m talking about. When you don’t listen, it only gets louder. Paying attention to it may not give you immediate clarity, but it is likely to move you closer to the right next step for seeing your purpose emerge.

Photo credit: Lukáš Rychvalský