Being Better

Is Being Human The Problem

in Discover Your Brillance

Is being a human being our problem?

I’m pondering this thought because I often see us trying so hard to improve ourselves; to better ourselves in one way or another. It would appear that we’re uncomfortable in our own skin. We seem to have a hard time sitting still and deeply appreciating who we are.

Just for the fun of it, I did a Google search this morning on self-improvement, and you know what, millions of other people did too. There are over 200 000 000 results when you search Google for what people want to improve about themselves.

That’s crazy!

Let's Be Frank

Running On Empty

in Discover Your Brillance

“I’ve got to relieve the unbearable pressure,” he keeps thinking. He is desperate to kill the gnawing emptiness that now comes with each new success. No matter how much he achieves, it’s never enough. There’s so much more to reach for and there’s never enough time to do it all. The tension headaches are becoming more intense. Each day, the treadmill seems to be going a little bit faster. People are no longer human. Customers have become revenue streams – their importance measured in terms of their sales potential. Company employees are just another set of resources to be driven to maximum production.

2 Key Questions

Two Mindful Questions That Will Change Your World

in Crafting a Legacy, Cultivating Clarity

This past week I watched as my nine year old daughter faithfully practiced her figure skating solo performance. Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Day after day, she persistently practiced her spirals, spins and jumps.

And everyday as I watched her practice I would see her begin her sessions with great enthusiasm, and then, over the course of 45-60 minutes, I would witness her enthusiasm vanish like air being let out of a balloon.

She would start strong, but often leave the ice looking, and feeling, deflated.

Why? What was causing this pattern of behavior to take place day after day?