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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Patience is a Virtue

“Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.”
David G. Allen

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

“Why is patience so important?"
"Because it makes us pay attention.”
Paulo Coelho
Patience.  It’s the thing that I seem not to have enough of, despite most people describing me as a “patient person.”  I think my (usually) soft-spoken demeanor and quiet strength steers people to believe that I have loads of patience.  Sometimes this is true.  But if you’ve spent enough time around me, you have soon learned that I have had moments where my penchant for patience was severely lacking.  Just like gratitude, patience is something that we have to sometimes practice at.  Here are some scenarios in which we can exercise our patient practices:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Be a Goal Digger

Goal digger.  Driven. Ambitious.  Those are some of the words that come to mind when I think of someone who has had success in accomplishing their goals.  But what if you’re someone who can’t seem to finish what you've started?  A procrastinator even? Here are some strategies that I have used to help me get closer to reaching my goals, no matter what they are.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

An Attitude of Gratitude

It is always so easy to get caught up in what you don’t have; but have you ever taken the opportunity to reflect on what you do have and how blessed you are?  In my experience, gratitude always attracts more things to your life to be grateful for.  Sometimes you have to take a moment to put things into perspective...