Process can be hard and it can be painful but more painful is our own judgment of it. When we rail against it and curse it and judge ourselves for not being stellar, it just makes matters worse.
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"I have a problem with the cover. She looks so young! It's like we're showing favoritism." It was at this point, dear reader, that the whistle was deployed.
Isn't there some way to structure the world of work so that it works for everyone?
If rules were made to be broken, why are so many of us so afraid of breaking them?
Recently, I found myself on Google doing some "research." I was having a particularly bad night and typed in the following: "I need a miracle." To my surprise, I immediately found several websites that offered to pray for miracles for free!
The problem with the treadmill mentality is that it leads to what psychologists call the arrival fallacy: If I make this team, get into that college, score that fat job -- then I'll be happy.
For a woman, a job isn't just a job. It's a comment on who she is.
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