How Would You Describe Yourself?

And as you describe yourself: is the descriptive language positive or negative? According to William Shakespeare: ‘Beware the stories you tell yourself – for you will surely be lived by them.’ In other words, language has the power to empower or to diminish a person’s sense of self-worth. Consequently, it is the resilient, self-aware individual…

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Better, Faster, Smarter

Why do we feel the need to be more than we are? What is wrong with being enough? Who is to say you are not already better, faster, smarter (than you were yesterday)? If you too would like to better understand this conundrum, try the following four-step plan: o Compare fairly. Comparing who you are…

Just Competitive or Something Deadlier?

Competitiveness is a double-edge sword. On one side, a competitive streak can motivate us to improve upon our personal performance. On the other side, just as you want to advance your career, progress your social standing, and become financially secure, so does everyone else – and therein lies the potential for something deadlier to evolve.…

Strength

It takes guts to acknowledge and appreciate your strengths. Perhaps, it may feel unseemly, or immodest to think positive thoughts about your abilities, but daily affirmations, reminder signs, and recalling specific memories when you used your strengths to help you successfully navigate life: that is the pathway to resiliency. Hardy, strong, buoyant, and steadfast against…

In Need of a Self-esteem Make-over?

You are a character in your life story, but are you playing the lead role? Without realizing it - and based on a lifetime of constant, negative re-editing - your perception of yourself may not be particularly positive. So, what can you do to reclaim the lead role in your life story? Ideas include: Realize…