The untapped power of solitude

We live our lives in a cacophony of sounds, sights and related distractions that keep us constantly engaged in thoughts outside ourselves. Forever in motion, we have precious little time to be by ourselves or within ourselves.
In their recently published book, Lead Yourself First, Kethledge and Erwin have this to say, “What our contemporary and historical research has shown about all, is that personal leadership—leading oneself—is the foundation of leading others. And personal leadership comes through solitude.”
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Hate hurts the hater even when the hated is hateful

Too often we justify our bad behavior or hate filled thinking because of the bad behavior of others. And given the reprehensible activities of some people in this world, we may feel that our negative response is rational. However, unless we are physically proximate to the object of our hatred, no one is injured but ourselves.
It’s important to remember, that any persistently used negative energy, such as hatred, anger, etc., will in time impact us physically, mentally and spiritually. Therefore, we owe it to ourselves not to let our minds dwell on any circumstance, person or persons that will diminish our ability to live a joyful life.
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Give yourself permission

 

     Too often, we accept stereotypes as gospel about ourselves and others. For example, we tend to see people as either introverts or extroverts, which is patently inaccurate. Because no matter how much of one energy we prefer, we also have some of the other. Therefore, there is no such thing as a pure introvert or pure extrovert. This polarity is fostered by marginally valid psychometric tools that perpetuate this inaccuracy.

     Consequently, we can choose to give ourselves permission to come from our least preferred energy when the situation warrants. Since it’s our choice to do so, we can be authentic using either energy appropriate to the occasion. Thus, we can be situational extroverts or situational introverts.


Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, find Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to Find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York. Now in production, “Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life by Norman York  

Why should we choose to maintain an attitude of gratitude?

Gratitude is characterized as the quality of being thankful with a readiness to show appreciation for others and to return kindness. Those who choose to maintain this quality in daily practice typically find themselves drawn to others who, of like mind, tend to be happier, healthier and generally satisfied with their lives’ experience.
Yet can one who, thanks to Hurricane Harvey, has lost all worldly possessions, is living in a shelter with no place to go, be grateful? The answer is yes, because this person still has the gift of life. And the person can be grateful for the millions of people who are marshalled to help him or her rebuild their lives through selfless service through physical or financial generosity.
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A time for courage and compassion

Hurricane Harvey provided a true test for millions of people, some who lost everything and some of us who lost nothing. Such an event creates the need for millions to find the courage to face the challenges of rebuilding and/or healing or both. Hopefully, many can be grateful that whatever occurred, was no worse than it is.
Of great proportion has been the compassion exhibited by the outpouring of those offering to serve those unfortunate souls whether physically or financially or both. Despite the tragic consequences, there is still the blessing of people who become stronger in the context of the experience.
Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York. Now in production, Recareering™ for the Second Half of Life, by Norman York.