Think or swim

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You know how it is. You have these ideas and dreams and visions for the future you want, and then you also have these hesitations, concerns, and yes, FEAR, about pushing forward into them. What you already know and where you’ve already been are so much more comfortable. So much more safe. So much less likely to make you feel weird, awkward, or scared.

So much less likely to help you grow.

The view may be pretty stunning from the comfort of the shore. But, eventually, it might be worth it to take a deep breath, let go, and push out into the adventures that await.


“No-Fail” Friday: Mind(re)set

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We got a head start on this weekend’s “no-fail” mindfulness challenge earlier this week, with Wednesday’s post on gratitude. It is November, after all, so you knew it was coming. We took a slightly different angle on the subject, though, and gave some thought to whether it’s possible to be both ambitious about the future and grateful for what you already have. It seems possible, but when you think about it, you’re probably actually imagining being one, and then the other. So, you’re planning for the future, and then, you take a moment to be grateful for what you have.

That’s a really nice toggle move to have the inclination to do. There’s nothing wrong with it. In fact, there’s a whole lot right with it.

The magic, however, is in learning how to do both at the same time.  Read More


Enough already

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Been working on any goals lately? Applying, interviewing, training, learning, practicing…applying again. It’s a lot of striving, a lot of thinking about the future and working really hard in the present to make that future look a certain way. And you know what happens when you achieve a goal, right? Yasssss, elation! And then….the next thing. There’s always another goal. Just when you think you’ve crossed the finish line, it moves — or maybe it’s more like you realize there’s a whole other race to be run, and that’s where your focus goes. It’s relentless, yeah? This business of making an exceptional life happen is not for the easily exhausted. Surely there’s another way, though? You know there is…  Read More