Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about, and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed. - Carl Sandburg Sometimes we all get a little grumpy.
Everyone is so busy all the time. So it’s tempting to cut corners wherever you can. It’s tempting to do everything by email (or even faster modes like texting and instagramming, etc), but I’ve spent a good portion of my time as an executive coach helping my clients unwind the damage they’ve done in the name of expedience. And, I’ve fired a contractor or two because I got sick of being “cyber scolded” with terse emails. So let’s try to save you this trouble.
Did you set any goals or make any resolutions for the year? How are they working out for you so far? Are you on track? Or have you already fallen short or abandoned your goal completely? If that's the case, you aren't alone.
How’s your progress in achieving your resolutions so far? If you’re kind of stuck, here’s the secret to making your resolutions work. The secret to making resolutions that actually work is also the secret to making a hit movie.
When you are willing to listen there's an untold amount of knowledge, experience and perspective just waiting to be shared. From the person who serves you coffee in the morning to the colleague at work for whom we have neither patience nor time, to the three-year old just starting to figure out how to express their thoughts.
The storm of Christmas, 2013 saw the the whole of North America affected by snow, ice and wind, the likes of which haven't been seen in more than 20 years, and landed (appropriately) on the date that winter is supposed to start in our region of the world. Adding to the stress and strain of the holiday season was the fact that everyone was affected in some way, regardless of their location on the continent. Many people were able to watch the landscape change while waiting anxiously at the airport as they proceeded to make their way to their holiday destinations. So, what was there to learn?
It doesn’t matter if the glass is half empty or half full… Be grateful that you have a glass, and there is something in it. Unhappiness comes in many shades of gray. Sometimes people just lack joy. Is their emotional darkness their own choice?