When we aren't reaching our goals, we naturally look at what is stopping us. Sometimes we focus on what is "wrong" with us. The thing is, telling yourself that you need to "fix" yourself isn't very motivating. It doesn't inspire change. What does inspire change is imagining your Big Vision for your work in the … Continue reading Create Goals to Learn, Not to Fix.
We're often told to remedy overwhelm with productivity "hacks" and time management systems. But what if the answer is to prioritize your basic needs: food, water, rest, movement, and connection. I recently dreamed that while climbing a mountain I got stuck in the middle. I couldn't progress up or down until someone helped me climb … Continue reading Overwhelm Remedy: Nurture Your Basic Needs
There are real obstacles that can keep you from having time to work on your Big Vision (long work hours, family responsibilities, illness, etc.). And then there's perfectionism. The desire to be "the best" and to do it "right" takes a lot of time. And energy. Physical energy to go the metaphorical "extra mile" and … Continue reading Release Perfectionism: Have More Time for What Matters
Last weekend I listened to two moving podcasts: a conversation between Jane Goodall and Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson on Jane Goodall's Hopecast, and a conversation between Joanna Macy and Krista Tippett on On Being. People who make a difference with their work every day. Feel the Love and the Grief At the beginning of their … Continue reading Want to Make a Difference? Look at What You Love and at What You Grieve
If the cumulative effect of the last 6+ years has broken your idealist heart, this is for you (and for me too). It's time to turn our idealism into practical idealism. We have visions for positive change: to heal individuals, groups, societies, and the planet. It's good to have a vision. Vision motivates us. People … Continue reading Broken-hearted idealists: Time to turn our idealism into practical idealism