What Did You Say (To Yourself)?
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I have a close friend who is struggling. About three months ago, she started a new job that has taken her way outside her comfort zone.
A contributor to this struggle is that the job description wasn't accurate in conveying her duties. But we'll leave that inaccuracy for another discussion. My focus today is the even more significant reason for her struggle - her negative self-talk.
My friend is intelligent, progressive-thinking, resourceful, and extremely capable. To hear her describe herself, you would think she's talking about a completely different person. Often, the hardest sell is convincing ourselves of our attributes. More often, we focus on our perceived negatives.
Savor the Moment
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Is there anything that brings you so much joy you have to drop what you're doing to savor the moment?
As I worked from home a few days ago, three feet away, the window was wide open, allowing me to enjoy the cool morning air before Chicagoland temps reached far into the '80s.