Accountability: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues

Accountability. Today’s Virtue is Accountability. For any challenge or self-improvement one undertakes, it is best to be held accountable to stay on track. Yesterday’s first post for my Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues started with Acceptance. When we are held accountable, we achieve much more than we expected. It forces us to drum up ourContinue reading “Accountability: Gratitude Challenge: Using the Virtues”

Peer Pressure

Sometimes, flying alone is the key. Have you ever been asked to do something that just didn’t feel right? Giving into peer pressure can hurt your sense of self awareness and self-respect. In these types of instances, some people will try to convince you to do something you would not necessarily do on your ownContinue reading “Peer Pressure”

Self-Respect

We are responsible for our own lives. Each of us must recognize what has worked for us in the past, what has not worked, and make new decisions based on that knowledge for the next move. We have all made mistakes. We must determine if we are present in life or absent from it. IfContinue reading “Self-Respect”

Troubled by rejection and disappointment?

Are we not sometimes troubled by rejection and or disappointment? Our reactions can bring on the worst sort of depression and self-loathing. We wonder what is wrong with us, where we failed, how to next proceed. It isn’t uncommon to feel lost. Our perceptions seem almost deceived. We find ourselves in a foggy place, somewhatContinue reading “Troubled by rejection and disappointment?”

Authenticity

When was the last time you pretended to be someone or something you’re not either to impress or fit into the crowd? Perhaps you purchase certain types of clothing or listen to specific music though deep inside each of these makes you uncomfortable. Has your vocabulary changed? Maybe your hair style? Is your outward appearanceContinue reading “Authenticity”

Who are you?

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. Henry David Thoreau As synchronicity would have it, this quote, which I’ve used so many times, winds up as another’s comment in a discussion I’m reading through on LinkedIn. That’s because we are all connected. I’mContinue reading “Who are you?”