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Posts Tagged ‘failure’

Dissatisfaction.

Glass makes a good point – in fact he makes a lot of them. Here they are, taken apart and put back together. Number one: our dissatisfaction is recognition of the gap between our taste and the fruits of our labor; between our potential, and what we are currently actualizing. It is not, as we are…

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The Kind of Negative Thinking I Like

  ‘Assume I have failed to achieve my goal – what’s the most likely reason why that would have happened?’ I was perusing my husband’s MBA assignment the other day and came across this question. – Which I loved. Now if you know me, and the work that I do, you might find that strange:…

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Working hard.

‘Are you working as hard as you can? Why?’ Sounds like a question Michael Scott (Former Branch Manager, Dunder Mifflin Inc.) might ask us in one of his talking heads. And although it did make me laugh out loud, The Office isn’t actually where I heard it. I read this question in a Laughing Sage…

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Fear 101: Use it to know where you should go

‘If you are not nervous in an interview, then it is the wrong interview.’ A girlfriend of mine, maven behind Goddess Huntress (your best on-line resource for high-end, non-toxic beauty info and products), recently told me this was the best piece of advice she received in college. Clearly she’s a smart girl. If you are…

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The Real World

“The real world isn’t a place – it’s an excuse. It’s a justification for not trying. It has nothing to do with you.” (Rework, Jason Fried & David Heinenmeier Hansson) Okay, this is a hard one. Because as much as I adore this quote, this perspective, I know how it sounds every time I advocate…

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Failure – or Success?

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” (Samuel Beckett) Beautiful, truthful and cynical. Perfectly Beckett. The other side of this enlightened coin reads: “Life is a successive unfolding of success from failure.” Think about it. Always before you can do something, there is a period of time in which you…

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Our Deepest Fear: Part Two

Yesterday I posted the following quote from Marianne Williamson’s A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves,…

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Our Deepest Fear: Part One

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” How eerily, how profoundly, how earth-shatteringly true. A dear friend sent this quote to me the other day, from Marianne Williamson’s A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. Here is…

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