Everybody has a bad day once in a while. Or a bad week. So when I found myself trudging through an especially rough couple of days about a month ago, I brushed it under the rug as a typical ebb to life's ebb and flow. I embraced the mentality of "grin and bear it." It…
Too often, we let ourselves feel overwhelmed by to-do lists and mounting phone reminders. We get caught up in all that we should do or shouldn't do and we pile expectations on top of one another like they're dirty clothes. But, what if we chose the day's single-most important task and made that the main objective? Sure, you can accomplish other chores throughout the day (you probably should), but all that will figure itself out. You focus your energy on that Golden Goal.
I feel like I've been giving 20 percent energy to every aspect of my life. I'm a distracted father, a sheepish entrepreneur, I've been reading the same book for six months now, and when I write, I let my fingers do the thinking.
I've had my juvenile days of pretending I have it all together, preaching to the masses, and saying stupid things that I thought were wise. Now, I'm only wise enough to know I'm not very wise. I know I don't have it all together. And, maybe that's where wisdom comes from--the ability to freely admit our weakness
It was an important reminder that I somehow managed to reflect upon as I muttered the most miserable version of Old MacDonald in Isaiah's ear. On the other side of pain, discomfort, and conflict is, very often, healing.
I've been thinking about it a lot lately. Why we do what we do. Why we struggle or why we thrive. What urges our pursuits, and navigates our ambition? Everything (and I am beginning to believe everything) boils down to two driving or lacking factors in each of us: an individual's sense of purpose and belonging. Isn't it true we all want to know why we exist, and for whom we exist?
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Rob sat across from me at a sleek white table on the patio of Detroit's New Order Coffee. The steam from each of our mugs twiddled with the dawn in the calm before the storm--the storm of emotions I knew would soon whirl out of control at the feet of a therapist named Justin.
This week, I'm sharing articles of mine that have been published on the web!
Do you have a fixed or a growth mindset? Let me ask it this way: do you avoid challenges, give up easily, anticipate effort will prove fruitless, ignore criticism, or see others' success as a threat to your own? If so, you might have a bad case of a fixed mindset. Don't worry, though. You're not alone.