It is no longer the classroom that is dangerous territory. It is the boardroom. The landmines are still there to narrowly avoid…the bullies…the authority figures…the confinement of fitting in. It depends on the day. One day we are a master, the other, a bewildered child who must fake it to make it. We don’t want anyone to know we are not worthy or capable. We try harder to the point of breaking.
I have a challenge for you. If you lack confidence, you will instantaneously question where this is going and if you should participate. I promise this isn’t that kind of challenge. This is a challenge to possibly take you out of your comfort zone but it will ultimately give back to you - just trust in yourself and the power of your mind.
The loud two-cylinder engine, running back and forth in straight rows, deafened our ears, and the smell of exhaust combined with dust made us cough and smile. When the smoke and noise stopped, the peaceful silence of the land, the chirping of the birds, and the muffled voices at the end of the garden plot overtook our ears.
As a teenager and student, you may frequently find yourself dealing with the ever-growing struggle of living up to expectations. These may be the expectations of others or more commonly, the expectations you impose on yourself. The stressors of navigating the world at this time in your life are real and can feel very intense.
Finding work/life balance in this day and age can be difficult. We may be driven by making more and more money without consciously realizing that it costs you more time. Time is something that’s value is beyond all the gold in the world. When you are on the journey of making your mark in the world you often forget that relationships are the true treasure that pays the highest return.
Evеrуоnе procrastinates one timе or other in their livеѕ, and it iѕ ԛuitе nаturаl tо dо so. But it bесоmеѕ a рrоblеm whеn we саnnоt make оurѕеlvеѕ tаkе uр tasks thаt nееd completion, and соnѕtаntlу find оurѕеlvеѕ with lоng-оvеrduе bills and tаx rеturnѕ, mоuntаinѕ оf mаtеriаl tо tасklе оn the еxаm day morning, реrmаnеntlу unсlеаn hоmеѕ оr unfiniѕhеd projects оn dеаdlinе dауѕ.
When you’re assertive, you stand up for yourself and your beliefs. At the same time, you recognize and respect others and their beliefs, creating a space of mutual respect and appreciation that allows for honest, positive communication.
Pеrfесtiоniѕm can bе a virtuе in thе рurѕuit оf еxсеllеnсе аnd mаѕtеrу, but it mау also hаvе a dark side, with unhеаlthу obsessions оr сhrоniс dissatisfaction getting in the way оf сrеаtivе imagination, hеаlthу rеlаtiоnѕhiрѕ, and life satisfaction.
Is there something else you are supposed to be doing right now? A paper due in ten hours? A pile of laundry on your bedroom floor? Groceries to get at the store? Wait! Do not go away yet because I have something to share with you about procrastination.