"I have personally gone off track at times due to a lack of awareness in the moment and because my distractions have been stronger than my intentions."
Goals are a great way to measure progress, define priorities, and expand a knowledge area or skill you're passionate about. But it’s so easy to think about what we want to achieve in ambitious, nebulous terms rather than defining the specifics
"If you hold others accountable without being accountable yourself, this is called being a hypocrite." – Sonia Harris
One evening in mid December, I got a reality check. I was too tired to climb one flight of stairs to my bedroom. I realized I needed a reboot. But where was I supposed to find the energy to completely change my life?
Sometimes, our goals are so big that they become overwhelming. We don't know where to start, or lose our way further along the path. And not achieving the unachievable seems like a failure
At 45, I decided to give up my teaching job and enroll in a journalism course. My first pitch landed me a short documentary for national radio. My producer Alexis had believed in my ability to succeed
There are two definitions of "resolution" that seem appropriate when discussing our traditional New Year promises to ourselves. One is "the quality of being determined or resolute." The other is "the conversion of something abstract into another form." Chances are, both definitions fit the actual progress of our resolutions. At first, we may indeed be […]
Depend on Disagreements Your people will get into disagreements – it would be weird if they didn't! They all have their own ways of doing things, plus a unique mix of experiences and skills. With so many different values, goals, and personalities, there's no way they'll always see eye-to-eye. If you're lucky, they'll "agree to […]
What makes a high performer? Is it hard work and commitment, or a more strategic application of effort? For Marc Effron, it's all of the above, but the second approach is the deal breaker. The subtitle of his new book, "8 Steps to High Performance," says it all: "Focus on What You Can Change (Ignore […]
"Time doesn’t change things. It’s how we use our time that makes the difference." – Richie Norton, American author About This Week's Chat A few years ago, my husband and I visited Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. We were there at the end of an excellent rainy season, and […]