Fall is here!
One of the great things about living in the Midwest is watching the change of seasons. Every season brings something unique and wonderful.
All that change suits someone like me that lives a serial life.
Change is inevitable. The weather changes. The seasons change. We grow older. Culture changes. Fashion changes. Technology changes. Life is always in flux.
However, there are many out there that don’t do well with change.
Yes, it can be prickly. Yes, it is not always in our control. It’s going to happen anyway.
Change isn’t inherently bad and we know it is going to happen anyways, we should embrace it and make the most out of it. Continue reading
Have you ever wanted to break your bad habits or create new ones?
It’s usually easier said than done.
Jerry Seinfeld has been credited in popularizing the technique of habit tracking. He has been reported giving the advice that this is the technique he used when he was an up and comer. He simply put a red X on his calendar every day that he did some writing so that he formed a chain. He didn’t want to break the chain so he continued and then it was a habit.
Have you ever noticed that there are two types of old people?
There are cranky, bitter, sour old people. The Curmudgeons. These are the ones most people dread being around.
Then there is the interesting fun to be with old people that people look at and say “That’s how I want to be when I grow up”. They are the cool old people. Continue reading
Have you ever decided to clean out a closet or a room and you start and all of a sudden it looks way worse than the mess you were trying to remedy?
It happens to me all the time. Sometimes knowing this makes me even reluctant to start. Once I do start it can even be a bit daunting.
Then I realized that this happens when I make changes, too. Continue reading
Sometimes we feel we need to make a change. How can you tell if you just need to color your hair, try something new, or make a drastic change?
No one can really answer that question but you. Sometimes a small change can garner large results. However, if there is even a remote possibility that you could/should/want/have to make a huge transformation then you should make sure you explore it thoroughly. Continue reading
Which option do you choose?
This is a great companion to “Necessity is the mother of invention”!
I was walking down the street and happened to see a man sitting on his porch. Next to the man was his dog, who was and whimpering. I asked the man “What’s wrong with your dog?” The man said “He’s laying on a nail”. I asked “Laying on a nail?, Well why doesn’t he get up?” The man then replied “It’s not hurting bad enough.”
I believe that story is by Les Brown and many motivational speakers have used it since. It keeps getting recycled because it is so true. Change is hard. Sometimes it takes more motivation than you think. Sometimes it is easier to stay with the devil you know instead of leaving with the devil you don’t. What many people miss in that story is that the dog doesn’t need to do anything dramatic to change or to alleviate his discomfort. He just has to get up. That’s it. He doesn’t have to go find a new dog house, he doesn’t have to find a new owner, he doesn’t even have to find a new porch, he just has to get up! Continue reading