Category Archives: Motivation

Rollerskates

I’m never going to be the best and that’s OK

The attitude of millenials seems to be a hot topic of conversation these days. I hear my friends and colleagues complaining about Generation Y’s lack of drive, constant need for approval, and entitlement mentality. It has me pondering the era in which I was raised and how it has affected my view of the world. As a child spending my formative and teenage years in the 1980’s, what was I taught about work ethic, motivation, and success? It was definitely an outlook that has shaped my life in ways I’m only just coming to understand.

drawing of a messy desk

Life-changing magic? But what about my stuff?

I recently finished reading Marie Kondo’s tiny phenomenon, the New York Times best-seller “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” If you haven’t read it, it’s worth checking out. She’s a Japanese organizational consultant who gives advice on decluttering. Her theory, in a nutshell, is that unless an object sparks joy, then its time of service is completed and it should be released to its next chapter, whether that’s through selling, donating, recycling, or bidding a final farewell.

Cute doodles of to-do list related items

Power through Procrastination: The Art of the To-Do List

When our tasks are too big, it’s terrifying to take the first step. So, we stay put. We play on Pinterest. We put together digital jigsaw puzzles. We reorganize the closet — again.To use the technical term, we procrastinate. And let me tell you, I put the “pro” in procrastinate! Let me show you how I kicked procrastination to the curb!

River rushing over rocks

The Power of Passionate, Patient Persistence

I’m GREAT at starting new things. One day, it’s a new plan to walk every day or go to the gym. The next, I’m making a commitment to count my carbs. Then, I’m focusing on learning an awesome new craft. Yet, like so many, I find myself bemoaning the fact that you have to exercise or eat right more than once to be healthy or that it takes hours of practice to learn a new skill. I want to see improvement, and I WANT IT NOW. I am learning the importance of what I call the Power of Passionate, Patient Persistence.