Monthly Archives: April 2020

What do I need to be better?

We all want to be better. We also have obstacles and puzzles to solve to actually become a better version of ourselves. If this wasn’t true, we would already be better. After deciding who we want to be (destination), we need to decide what we need to do to get there (path). Feedback is likely on the

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Who do I want to be?

When I look at myself, I see a lot of things that could be better. We all do. We all aspire to be a version of ourselves that is better in all aspects. Insecure people either hide who they are or go out of their way to excuse it. Proud people surprisingly do the same. Pride and

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What am I working on?

Learners make the best teammates because they spend less time justifying their character flaws to demand acceptance by others and more time learning about how to mitigate or eliminate their own flaws so that their impact on others improves. They do this by making sure they are always working on something. They watch for moments that can

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How did I do?

When we reflect, it is important to see the wins. It’s natural to want to dwell on the pain or aversive experiences. Those cause our emotions to draw our attention away from the quiet good that gets pushed to the corners of our lives. All of us have something we can be proud of. If you think

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Reflection

In times like these it’s best to look back and reflect upon the past. When things change daily we all have more opportunities to assess our responses to circumstances than when our weeks look too similar to see any significant weekly or daily changes. Where did I do well? What do I need to rethink about how

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Contingent

How does our preferred way of life hold up in times of crisis? Are you able to make adjustments to a new normal or do your knuckles whiten as they hold desperately to what the good old days were like three months ago? We are learning how important it is to look into the future just far

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Testing the Preferences

Times like these really test the various ideologies we all have. How high does the safety of people and their livelihoods rank in your own ideology? Times of national and global emergency become a “don’t just tell me that you care about people; show me”. Talking about caring for people is easy in peacetime but when stakes

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Cats and Road Ruts

When we find ourselves in a rut, our life tends to run on autopilot. It’s easier and much more comfortable than a routine but eventually curiosity needs to overcome the fear of the unknown to the point that the unknown is now the motivating factor. This is crazy to the defenders of the status quo who reject

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The unknown is what brings us out here.

Life can become routine and bland if we let it. I found that a healthy dose of curiosity keeps me motivated. This is true in self improvement when I wonder about what I am capable of. Curiosity helps me stay motivated to deepen my relationships so that I can find out more about someone I care about.

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Didn’t See That Coming

Preparation is often the key to victory for any team. Practice makes perfect and all that…but there are things none of us could ever imagine. Things so far outside of what we know that even the most experienced among us are shocked. The world being quarantined by the COVID-19 pandemic has to be one of those moments.

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