Tag Archives: What are baby steps

Step Boldly in the Direction of Your Dreams

Perfectionism is the single greatest cause of procrastination. Despite the desire for everything to be awesome, what perfectionism most often produces is a stack of discouraging, unfinished, “someday maybe” possibilities. If you keep waiting until everything is perfect, you may never start … Continue reading

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Advancing Your Authentic Agenda

Ever invest an entire day (week, month or year) answering emails, reading reports and fielding phone calls only to end up feeling you didn’t really accomplish anything. To make progress on the things that really matter to you—and not just … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Failure

Have you ever tried something and felt you failed? We all have. The more important question is “How did your response to that valiant attempt and perceived failure help you become wiser and stronger?” When baby chicks are hatching from … Continue reading

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Follow Your Heart and Keep Going

When you think of courage, what images come to mind? For many people, it’s a fireman running into a burning building, a soldier storming into battle, or a mother protecting her children from imminent danger. While these are indeed all … Continue reading

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Going the Distance

When life became complex, stressful and downright overwhelming during the past eight months thanks to a cross-country move and my 90-year-old Mom’s transition to assisted living, I was given copious opportunity to re-test many of my past failed coping mechanisms: … Continue reading

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Shifting From Ordinary to Extraordinary

We all crave excellence, but sometimes our BIG ideas can seem unattainable. That’s when we need to remember the power of incremental baby steps. The continuous improvement formula for excellence is simple: Choose something that is (or used to be) … Continue reading

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Embracing Change

Ever had a difficult decision to make and, instead of trusting your instincts, you analyzed, contemplated, researched and pondered until you felt so paralyzed with uncertainty and doubt that you couldn’t take any action at all? Instead of choosing to … Continue reading

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Living Your Authentic Life Without Regret

In her best-selling book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, Hay House author Bronnie Ware says the number one regret reported by those she attended as a hospice nurse is, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life … Continue reading

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No Such Thing as Good Luck

Merriam-Webster defines “luck” as “the things that happen to a person because of chance: the accidental way things happen without being planned.” This definition is one of the reasons I avoid using the term. I don’t believe in good luck available … Continue reading

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Why Playing It Safe Can Be Risky Business

Many of us think if we dare to try something new or take a risk in order to expand or improve our lives, we won’t make life better, we’ll make it more difficult.  We tell ourselves it’s easier to stick with the status … Continue reading

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