Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hourglass

"It's only getting worse."

Do you believe that? Have you convinced yourself that time is running out, and because we've been going through some tough economic times; or because your job is not going so well; or because you're feeling like your life plan isn't really working out like you'd hoped; that perhaps your hourglass is slowly running out of sand?

Soon it's going to run out. What does that mean for you?

Nothing Left
I know when I get down on myself, for whatever reason, I can easily justify diving into the self-pity pool. Sometimes it really is justified...but usually I'm just being lame. Do you ever find yourself slipping down the self-pity slope? We make the decision to feel this way when we don't have confidence that other options exist. 

A little self confidence can go a long way.

Second Chances
Take a moment and reflect on the last time someone gave you a second chance. Maybe you missed a deadline; or maybe you were inadvertently rude to a colleague; or maybe you just made a mistake. Whatever the story, think about how relieved you felt when you started over with that second chance.

second chance can go a long way.

How About You
Do you know the best thing about an hourglass? When all of the sand runs out, you get to flip it over and have a brand new start. I think you should reach for that hourglass right now...because brand new starts can go a real, long way.

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.




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2 comments:

  1. I completely agree with this perspective. Self Pity is like digging yourself into a hole and unless people believe they have options and that they can start again, the hole only gets deeper!

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    1. Thanks Rajkamal...self pity neve works!

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