Not all anger is created equal, sometimes it can be constructive if you choose to let it make you better, not bitter.
If I offered you $20 to cross an empty street, I bet you would take me up on it. But if I offered you $20 to cross a busy intersection, you would probably think twice. But I would bet that you would run through that same busy intersection for free if a loved one was […]
What if you don’t have tomorrow?
Last year at an event the speaker asked the question: “If I told you that you had 70 years to live would you still be here?” The answer by almost everybody was yes. He then re-asked the question: “If I told you that you had 7 years to live would you still be here?” To that, a […]
“Can I?” Or “I Can.”
Two simple words, when reversed, mean totally different things with totally different outcomes: “Can I?” versus “I can.” The first is asking permission—from oneself or from others. It comes from a place of doubt and self-limiting beliefs. It means we seek, or even need, validation to even begin. It means we’re afraid: Afraid to take […]
Obligation or Love?
Why do you do what you do? Do you do it out of obligation or love? Sometimes it’s one or the other. Sometimes it’s both. For example, when you call your parents on Mother’s or Father’s Day, or on other holidays, do you call them because it’s expected of you? Probably. In my view, the […]
Anger as A Motivator
Is anger good or bad? Most would say that anger is bad. Anger can be both negative and positive—it depends on how you use it. Anger is viewed as a negative emotion when people say and do nasty things. They curse, throw things, and destroy relationships. At an extreme level, they set things on fire […]