The True Meaning of Resilience

Typically, when we think of resilience, we imagine that we are responding to some stress, some overload in the amount of work that we normally have; that we have to work longer hours, unsociable ones, weekends, or even nights. We believe that “if it’s meant to be, then it’s up to me.” That belief is…

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The Value of “Do Nothing” Time

Raymond Chandler, author of books such as The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye, and Farewell, My Lovely, had an unbreakable rule. He always followed it, and it always worked.   He became a writer when he was laid off during the Great Depression. Getting a job in those days was a challenge for young men.…

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Fill Your Glass

The measure of optimism or pessimism is often thought of in terms of whether your glass is half-full or half-empty. Those who believe that the glass is half-full see the potential to add more. Those who see it as half-empty believe that what is there already is as good as it gets.   Those who…

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How to Organize Your Life

Have you ever wished that you could organize your life?   Think about what your life is like. You’ve probably divided it into a lot of compartments. Your job is in one compartment. Your house is in another. Your family is in another. Your friends are in another. The list goes on. Maybe you have…

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Why Are You Too Busy?

There is a coffee mug that has this statement written on the side: “I’ve been put on this earth to do a certain number of things. Right now I’m so far behind, that I’ll never die!” Do you feel like that? When you look at your to-do list, does it make you want to burn…

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