I’m all about trying to be better and better at what I do. I love learning and growing. But where did the notion come from that we have to be perfect? The monster under the bed Perfection is a scary thing because it implies you never do anything wrong, and you don’t make mistakes. First […]
How do you avoid fear and pain? Stay comfortable. Stay safe. Avoid disappointment. Don’t take risks. Don’t love. Don’t trust. Don’t create. Don’t strive to become better. Don’t care…don’t live. Are you really ever free? Oh, wait…that means you are making decisions based on the fear of fear, so really you are still feeling fear, […]
In many ways, the way to extraordinary is simple. You don’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Elizabeth Blackwell didn’t. The perseverance of Elizabeth Blackwell Elizabeth Blackwell was sitting with a dying friend when the friend suggested Elizabeth would make a great doctor. Although daunting that doesn’t seem like an impossible dream…except that Elizabeth didn’t have […]
There was a great book written by Dr. Bob Rotella called ‘Golf Is NOT A Game Of Perfect’. It was one of the first books that really helped me to understand that mistakes happen, when they do it’s not a disaster, and it doesn’t make you less worthy, but it’s how you respond and recover from […]
I often hear people stressing about moving forward because they are afraid of making mistakes. They desperately want to “do it right” this time. I get it…I’ve been there too. But I’ve learned the secret.
What is pressure exactly? We start to feel pressure when we are afraid of not living up to the expectations of ourselves or others. We feel pressure when we don’t have enough time to get everything done that we think needs to get done. We feel pressure when we might not get the thing we desperately […]
I’ve been thinking a lot about success and failure lately. I’ve often talked about the idea that success isn’t just about outcomes, but I don’t know that I’ve ever heard anyone talk about failure in the same way. Success and failure are two sides of the same coin Success and failure are literally relatives to […]