Where is Your Comeback?

When we experience a setback, it’s very easy to think that it will last forever, especially if it’s been going on for a long time (from our point of view). Clearly, if we sit and wait and hope that things will change, they likely won’t  – which can leave us feeling frustrated, disappointed, and often immobilized.

I was certainly there for a few years after being crushed by an elevator. The path out for me was two-fold: first, I took tiny actions that were relevant, accessible, and progressive and second, I kept track of every bit of advancement (no matter how small) and I found ways to appreciate my progress. I counted everything.

Those things helped me turn the corner. So today, whenever I feel stuck – I make babystepping and gratitude my go to combo – with consistently good results.


The Brilliant Success Bridge

I was chatting with someone today who has a big goal and wants to achieve it. The problem is that he had no bridge to get there – just gaps in his skills, knowledge, experience, and more.

The great news is that he is really open-minded, willing to accept critical feedback, and the courage to implement it.

Can’t wait to see what happens next for him. What a wonderful example for each of us.


The Complain Drain

I was chatting with a friend the other day and he couldn’t stop complaining – about everything from work to the weather. If I had been able to “escape”, I would have – but we were sitting across from one another.

I think that what perturbed me is that I have a tendency to want to complain and it’s draining on two levels. First, it can suck the life out of the person who is sharing negative experiences with whomever will listen. Second, the “audience” for this negativity often wants to have nothing to do with complainer – and so in the process of complaining, you drain your opportunities, credibility, and goodwill.

So I challenge you (and myself) to find the good in people, situations, and organizations even if it’s not clear or obvious.

Have a great day,

When You Give Your All

At times, I have gone into goals putting into some but not all of my effort. At other times, I am all in. I have actually achieved goals with partial and full effort. Yet the experience is wildly different. When I give a bit, crossing the finish line feels almost like an afterthought and when I am in 100%, it feels like I just won the award of a lifetime.

So if you’re going to put in the time, resources, and sweat – why not go all in. The rewards are vastly different for the better.

Enjoy your day,