Why Expectations Are Toxic

High expectations are the key to everything. – Sam Walton What I’m about write may be semantics, but with humans, semantics are everything. Many people have expectations, especially of others. They are often hidden, or veiled and rarely if ever discussed. I want you to consider replacing the word “expectations” with either Agreements or Standards….

Anxiety or Anticipation?

Anxiety is caused by a lack of control, organization, preparation, and action. – David Kekich There’s a difference between anxiety or (slightly nervous) anticipation. I’ve found that before a key event, like a job interview or a first date, my mental energy heightens. This can be a good thing, or not. If I’m feeling anxious,…

What About Your Legacy?

Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day. – Gary Vaynerchuk So many people think “legacy” is just something to worry about when you’re “old.” This is unfortunate on two counts: 1) Worrying is just a misuse of one’s imagination. The best thing to do is decide what you want to create…

Creation or “Possession?”

Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession; it is through creating, not possessing, that life is revealed. – Vida Scudder I offer this for your contemplation. A mentor of mine is a big fan of “creation.” Meaning, it’s better to be creating than anything else. Not the sort of “creativity” that we so…