About That Goal

The goal was important. Important because it was made from the deepest of intentions, based upon values and life purpose.

A plan was made. Life happened. The plan got sidetracked.

Sometimes, life’s big stressors arrive in clusters. When they do, dealing with what’s most important takes precedence. The goal took a backseat to pressing priorities.

Later, because the goal is intrinsically important to you, it reemerges. It whispers in your ear.

Remember me?

What happens next? Maybe all of the inner critics begin talking at once; the plan is crap, the goal is insurmountable, who do you think you are?

You rise, anyway, noting the critics’ voices and knowing they aren’t reality.

You revisit the plan. Plans change, are revised, all the time. It’s fine.

You move forward, ask for support, revise the plan, take action, and accomplish the goal.

Is it a sweeter accomplishment because you got sidetracked by major life occurrences?

Seems that way.

Inner Progress!

Kate

Your Next Step

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You don’t know what it is. You do know what it is. Either way, you feel immobilized. Questions you might ponder: What’s holding you back? Is it perfectionism? Is it fear, grief, sadness, or self judgement? What would you do if you could put your concerns aside? When would you prefer to take action? How […]

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Owning Past Learning is One Measure of Success. Why?

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This past Saturday I got way outside of my comfort zone. I signed up for a 6 hr. chair yoga instructor training class. The class was open to yoga instructors and those with health care experience, PT’s, OT’s, RN’s, who had yoga class experience. I love yoga and have benefitted physically and emotionally over the […]

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Uh, Oh, Here Comes Certainty!

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Have you had an experience when you were certain, absolutely certain of something only to find out you were 100% wrong? I experienced this a few weeks ago. My husband and I went to the movies to see a film based upon a book we’d read several years ago. The film’s ending was not as […]

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Career Decisions: Staying, Leaving, Growing

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states “The average person born in the later years of the baby boom (1957-1964) held 11.7 jobs from age 18-48”. According to the bureau, longitudinal studies have not been performed to determine how many career changes those jobs may have included. We know that today’s college graduates will have […]

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20 Business/Life Lessons

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I purchased an Exit Zero magazine while vacationing in Cape May, NJ a few weeks ago. A particular article, an interview of 2 brothers who’ve been in business together for 50 years described their 20 Business/Life Lessons. The full text can be found in the September Issue of Exit Zero magazine; great reading about The […]

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“Rising Strong” Brené Brown

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At 9:15 AM, this past Saturday, the line in front of Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN was already a block long and several people deep. The doors were scheduled to open at 10AM for Rising Strong Day with Brené Brown to begin at 11AM. As I was walking from the parking lot toward the […]

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A 1st Step to Creative Change

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We cannot feel inspired at all times. Sometimes, we feel flat even when change is looming. Always, change is looming. We may not feel inspired but most of us want to feel a sense of control. The 1st step to control and making a creative change is about knowing yourself very well. Who are you […]

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Confusion to Clarity

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Here we are. Spring is upon us. It looks, feels, smells like Spring! This AM, after an early morning run, I sat on our back porch with my cup of coffee, taking in the sight of our large cherry tree covered in blooms. The scent of my neighbor’s lilac bushes are wafting into our yard. […]

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Ongoing Learning

Anyone interested in the impact of positive emotions on one’s life and the lives of those you interact with, either on a daily basis or a brief, passing moment, would benefit from this course. This Positive Psychology course, taught by Barbara Fredrickson, through UNC-Chapel Hill, was a refreshing change to my college psychology courses. Since […]

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