“To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny.” So said author Alan Cohen. This passage is about the flexibility of not only mindset but also willingness to embrace ‘change.’ After all, change is the price of learning. However, change is also resisted quite vigorously by not only leaders but also by their followers.
I understand it’s a beautiful, warm, sunshiny day. The kids are out of school and are playing in parks or at the pool and here you are working away. With all that on your mind, it is keeping you distracted from what has to be done.
This time of year, it is very challenging for some because of those distractions and the pull from family and friends may be stronger than at any other time of the year.
Hard to believe, but yes, we have reached that point where it is not only the end of the second quarter but half of the year is gone. That may be the bad news for some. The good news is that we still have half a year to go. How are we going to make the next half even better than the first?
Arithmophobia is defined as a fear of numbers. Like a lot of other phobias, it can stem from a traumatic past life experience. Such as, not being good at math in school, or failing that very important exam that was the difference between moving on, or staying back. There could have been a punishment or ridicule because of the results that you got when it came to dealing with numbers.
Recently in a session of The Action Suite, we discussed the ‘art of losing.’ You may ask: “Why would we ever do a session on losing and compound that by calling ‘losing’ an art form?” There are many reasons.
This is a statement that should be firmly in the minds of anyone who comes out of our educational system. It should be the motto of every elementary and high school, as well colleges, trade schools and universities. There is a big difference in being educated and learning. I submit to you that you know some highly educated people who have not learned anything along the way.