Monday Moment: As you see it

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This isn’t the first time that Monday has inspired us to think about perspective, and how what you see AND how you see it really is what you get.  In other words, getting going this morning is only going to be as rough as you make it. Monday is just a day, with a beginning, middle and end, just like yesterday. If you are, for example, a hair stylist or any number of other professions, today is your Sunday, and you’re probably loving it.

Of course, it’s not just Monday, either. Yes, some experiences are easier, better, more pleasant than others. Some days are about fun, some days are more about getting things done. My version of getting things done might be your version of having fun, and vice versa. So if my work can look fun to you, why can’t it also be fun for me?

Look for it. Shift your perspective. There are facts you can’t change about the world, for sure, but as far as how you experience what’s happening, “That’s just how it is” is rarely how it always has to be.


“No-Fail” Friday: IRL

A photo by Olu Eletu.

This week’s earlier post was about a lot of things. Essentially, it distilled down to the discomfort of transitions. Waiting when you’re ready right now. Uncertainty when you want answers pronto. Hearing “no” about what you thought was next when you were so sure the correct answer was “yes.” The common theme among all of these awkward moments is discomfort. The common solution: acceptance.

Now, remember from Wednesday that acceptance in this context isn’t ambivalence. Read More

Honest to goodness

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They say the truth can set you free, but it can also hurt at times – right? It can surprise us, delight us, and yes, also definitely make us afraid, especially if it’s a brand new revelation for us. Moving towards the unexpected  – even if it’s something great – is scary, and fear about that process is normal. Just take a breath, and take one step. Facing the truth is powerful, and knowing where it really is now gives you the opportunity to participate in where it goes next.

Photo credit: Ameen Fahmy