Remember, even though it seems scary for your company to lose valuable employees, it's important to be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of this situation. Always be on the lookout for ways to improve the work environment and retain the talented employees you already have.
Besides taking a lot of blood, sweat and tears, relying on self-control to change our habits may not work so well because, well, we run out of blood, sweat and tears. When our tank is empty, that habit comes rushing back with a vengeance.
The key is finding the joy in between the peaks -- paying attention to the moments, to the joy in the creating of your dreams, and to the pride you feel in yourself. Even if no one else ever acknowledges what you're doing, this is the true objective.
Podcasting is one the greatest DIY movements ever. Inspired do-it-yourselfers from around the globe have filled the iTunes Store with nearly 250,000 podcasts. However, I believe the next phase in podcasting is quitting.
Quitting is not an option for champions, and yet for many of us it is a great temptation. We want to quit on our dreams, quit on our relationships, quit on our commitments. We live in an overload culture with too much.
As a psychologist who studies motivation, I spend a lot of time trying to figure out why people give up too soon when trying to reach a goal. But the truth is, a lot of us suffer from the opposite problem: not knowing when, or how, to quit.