Saturday, December 10, 2011

Recover quickly from your mistakes!

by SECRET OF SUCCESS on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 7:57am

There will be times when you make mistakes, sometimes big ones. There will be times when you overreact, offend someone, overlook the obvious, say something you shouldn’t have, and so forth. I’ve yet to meet a person who is exempt from these oh-so human facts of life. So, perhaps the most important question isn’t so much whether or not you will mess up, but rather how quickly you can recover when you do.

We can turn a relatively minor setback or mistake into a much bigger deal by overanalyzing our actions (or someone else’s), or being too hard on ourselves Or we say something wrong and can’t let go of it, or we become defensive of our actions and refuse to apologize.

When I’m able to see my mistakes, admit them, and move on – I recover quickly. The result seems to be that when someone I’m working with offers a suggestion, or some type of constructive criticism, rather than feeling defensive or struggling to point out how I’m right and they are wrong, I try to keep an open mind and remain receptive to growth.

In most cases, the person making the suggestion has at very least a grain of truth or some wisdom in their suggestion. The trick seems to be the willingness to forgive yourself – and others—for being human and for making mistakes.

Once you recognize the truth of the old adage, “To err is human, to forgive is divine,” you create the emotional climate to recover from practically any mistake and move on
Tranquil Patience
by The Price of Expectations on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 11:09am

A need to be in control could make you argumentative today. You may become impatient when relating to others if they do not act or think the way would like them to. Adopting an attitude of patience could help you relax and deal with difficult situations more calmly. You'll likely find that what seemed so urgent when you were feeling impatient is of little consequence and easily rectified when you approach the situation calmly and without the need for things to go your way. It might help to remember today that there are many different ways of approaching any situation to affect the outcome you desire.

Being patient with others and keeping your expectations realistic allows you to avoid becoming frustrated when people don’t act or respond the way you'd like them to. Practicing patience can help you steer clear of many quarrels and ensures that your interactions with others remain positive. You won't be tempted to judge people harshly when they make a single mistake if you are patient. Patience helps you to be tolerant and helpful, even when you disagree with others or their methods. Those you encounter will appreciate your patience and serenity, as well as your ability to endure challenging situations without losing your cool or giving up. Be patient today, and you can avoid disagreements by being more open to exploring different ways of thinking and being.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Which Wolf?

Which Wolf - A Story 

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.

He said, "My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all.

"One is Evil - It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

"The other is Good - It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."