From fear we seek meaning. In meaning we rely upon narratives. Whether you will be a better or worse person after the pandemic will depend largely upon the narrative that you follow during this time. We gravitate to the narratives that best explain our emotions. Learning about things is great, learning about your self is life changing. During this isolation it is a great time to reevaluate and think about what you need to learn to become more and take advantage of those learning opportunities and take control of your narrative.
It’s a new year and your setting goals because want to improve. You are going to have set backs. How do you overcome fear, failure, and frustration Research from the University of Scranton indicate that only 8% of Americans are able to actually achieve their New Year’s goals. In kind, psychologist Richard Wiseman found only … Continue reading Why Self-Help Rarely Works
We all tend to think that the amount of effort should equal the reward. When that doesn’t happen that is called the dip. “The dip” by Seth Godin provides insight into the journey of success. The thesis of the Dip is: Winners either quit fast, quit often, and quit without guilt at the right failure … Continue reading How to Breakthrough Failure in 2020
I wanted to share the backstory of why I wrote my new book The Learning Maze. A few years ago I did an inventory of my life. I was brutally honest and extremely accountable for my failures as a person, an author, as an employee and I saw how I ignored my callings in life. … Continue reading The Journey Begins
Avoid Denial. If you can’t own a failure then you can’t make it right. No breakthrough in your life will occur if you remain in denial about your reality.
Our understanding of the world is shaped by a hunger for narratives that rises out of our discomfort with ambiguity and arbitrary events. When surprising things happen, we search for an explanation and meaning. We tend to not examine the slow progress of experiences upon our narratives.
I believe successful people learn knowledge, skills, and attitudes in unconventional ways that help them target and structure relevant information to maximize their energy while they learn from their failures, moving rapidly toward their goals. In other words, successful people are not only good learners, but they are perceptive, discerning and deliberate learners.