We find inspiration from people – what they say, what they write, and what they do. Ultimately, these individuals can stimulate us to achieve new levels of success or become a better version of ourselves. As we gather our inspiration from others, we can also serve to inspire the people around us. In what ways
Crucial to addressing work related challenges effectively and efficiently is your ability to build resilience. Individuals who are resilient are able to recover from and better adjust to adversity and change by being more cognizant of the circumstances and behaviors of people around them. They have the emotional intelligence to manage tough situations at a
At times, things may not go as we expect or plan. We might find ourselves doubting or losing faith in ourselves, those we love, in humanity, the government, or life itself. Circumstances beyond our control can cause us to experience a sense of failure which may lead to feelings of hopelessness and depression. Faith, in
In a community group I attend, a woman in her late 40’s talked about her struggle with depression. She explained that her two children were both almost out of the house, and she didn’t know who she was anymore. She had a career, before being sidelined by an illness, so her entire life revolved around
In today’s world, it can be easy to run through the maze of life without pausing to think of its meaning. Even after retirement, we can often get too busy to press the pause button and really take inventory of our actions. Does what I’m doing matter? More importantly, does it matter to me? Feeling that
There is no end to the activities that make us look and feel productive. Throughout the day, we can occupy just about every minute of our time with something to do. But, how does being busy offer us much in terms of a meaningful or rewarding life? If you find yourself plodding through the monotony
In the United States and throughout the world, we have more centenarians (people who are one hundred or more years old) than ever before. There are a host of factors that have led to this trend including the largest aging population the world has ever known in combination with improved hygiene, healthcare, and food resources.
One way to live purposefully is to live with a mission. Many businesses and organizations use mission statements to guide them in making decisions, and many individuals do, too. The philosophy underlying a mission statement makes sense: How do you know when you’ve arrived if you don’t know where you’re going? Your Mission in Life