When is it Okay to Change Your Mind?

Stiffen your spine. Stop whining. Just get the job done. Muscle your way through. Live up to your commitments. You Made a Promise - Follow Through! I have a lot of those disciplinary voices in me. You probably do too. I don’t like to be late. I don’t like to disappoint myself. And I really don’t want to disappoint others. For the most part, when I say I’m going to do something, I get it done. But sometimes, in the excitement of the moment, I promise things to … [Read more...]

Do You Get Angry or Concerned? You’re Choice Matters

The next time you feel irritated with a friend or colleague because he doesn't respond to your emails or show up when you expected him to, stop and think about your options before you act. You might decide to get angry because you think he's irresponsible. That would be a reasonable conclusion and a natural response. Or, you might decide to get curious and ask if something's wrong. These are two perfectly reasonable responses to the same set of circumstances and you … [Read more...]