I remember a high school wrestling match where I was losing by a few points about halfway through the match. I was having a hard time earning an escape, and my frustration was starting to build. I was playing in my head what it would be like to stop trying so hard, to take it … Read more I’m just going to do it.
Ever go over a jump on skis or snowboard with a friend taking a video. The jump in real life seems massive, breathtaking, and huge. But then you look at your jump, and it looks like you’ve barely left the ground. In that moment, you see what you could do better and know you have … Read more When does excitement eclipse fear?
What’s the moment you appreciate the most? Days quickly melt into weeks. Weeks turn into months. I find it hard to believe we’re this far into January and the new year. Yet life is lived moment to moment. What’s your favorite moment of the day? Bonus Question #1: At moment are you at your best? … Read more What’s your day’s best moment?
The beauty of the question “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” points us to look at the larger picture of ultimate worth. It invites us to consider projects and programs so grand, the goals seem unattainable, and reality has a way of coming crashing down. The brave, however, choose to … Read more How Much do You Believe in Your Dream?
How are those resolutions coming along? About three weeks into a new routine tends to be the hardest. The initial excitement has worn away. Some unforeseen obstacle or another quick vacation or stumbling blocks has made its presence known. Yet it’s in these moments that your resolution needs to find another form of motivation other … Read more Happy Mid-January
You ride a bike but drive a car. You might get a ride to work, but then you aren’t doing the hard part of driving. You drive a point home, but you ride a wave of emotion or momentum. Riding implies that you’re having fun, engaged in a harmonious way with the elements around you, … Read more When do you ride?
What makes it worth three minutes a day? Bring to mind something that you’d like to accomplish in the next three months. Maybe it’s something that you’ve fretted about. Life coaching teaches us that perspectives matter, and being in a state of gratitude and optimism about your abilities to do the necessary work makes a … Read more 3 Minutes a Day
What happens on the journey from despair to hope? Being stuck in a state of hopelessness usually pushes us in both directions at the same time. The first is feeling like shutting down, quitting, and moping. The second is a prompt to grow, meet and rise to the challenge, to learn the lesson sitting right … Read more Range of Emotion
What if attaining success were an anti-fragile system? Some systems suffer or get destroyed with a setback like a glass that breaks when it falls. The broken glass gets swept away, but a plastic cup when it falls just bounces around. It doesn’t break nor is it improved. Now imagine a system where setbacks, challenges, … Read more The Anti-Fragile System
When you’re in the middle of your work day and you’re tackling the impossible project or making headway into a nitty gritty problem, you’re slaying the a dragon. Some people spend inordinate amounts of energy trying to avoid dragons. Some have learned to face them, seek them out. We each do a bit of both. … Read more When do you know you’re slaying a dragon?