The United States was not perfect when it began, and it is still far from perfect today. However, if one constantly writes off America because of its failings in the past or present, then one misses the general point: America was born a nation to perpetually move forward.
We must recognize and address the negative pattern of shame, which tells us that we're no damn good, an indictment made by our own judge and jury in the form of our inner critic. We are flawed and imperfect, but let's not forget that we have our strengths, talents and virtues.
I found that the excitement of having reached a goal wears off relatively quickly, and I'm usually left feeling empty and thinking, "Now what do i do?" while basking in the dull light of my own mediocrity.
It's limited resources, not gender, that typically holds us back from getting what we want, whether it's a corner office in the C-Suite, an additional shift at Wendy's or an extra week of vacation each summer.
There are, I think, two dilemmas that complicate the reconciliation of wanting what we have and having what we want. Let's refer to them as the "night on call" conundrum, and the "wrinkle in time" fallacy.
Go through the steps above and get clear on your priority areas, priority goals and what you plan to do to start moving forward in the next month. Share your goals below if you'd like support on whether or not they're too much or if you just want some public accountability.
Parents, like Adams, who think of their child more in terms of who they believe the child ought to be -- in terms of the child's duties and obligations -- are more likely to influence their child through the providing of (and protecting from) negative experiences.
When I was nearing the end of my college experience, a lot of my friends had a clear idea of their definition of success. It was getting through medical school and becoming a doctor. It was winning a Tony for a Broadway musical. I didn't have a clue as to what my definition of success was.
Just pick one small thing to do and watch a big change in yourself. Allow yourself to realize the value of what you're doing by adding something new to your life and every day routine. Cherish the feeling you have for feeling accomplished.
When I think of the end of my life, I know I'd be much more disappointed in myself for not taking the risk than I would be for having a number of near misses. I know that regrets will be much harder to swallow than off-shoots.
To be a successful entrepreneur -- or really, a successful anything -- you need to be able to recognize an opportunity when you see one. Specifically, you need to be able to identify a problem or gap, and come up with an innovative solution.
I've always been a believer in setting goals. In the past, though, I've been able to achieve my goals just by writing them down and didn't have to remind myself of them on a regular basis. However, as my goals grew more complex, they pushed me to make bigger leaps out of my comfort zone.
When I became a parent, my joy couldn't be contained. The love I felt for my children made my mother's lack of interest in me even more obvious. One thing was certain: I would make sure my kids knew they mattered.
We can choose to let fear be a noose around our neck, holding our breath through life. We can choose to hold onto what we believe we can control, saying no to experiences that may seem risky. We can choose to be satisfied, but less than passionate. Or we can choose to cut the cord.