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Every day is another opportunity to work towards your dreams and goals. Often we have the misguided impression that external things are stopping us from getting where we want to. But in reality the greatest hindrance is still us. Our fears, anxieties, self-doubt or negative thoughts stop us from tapping into our full potential and stepping out of our comfort zone. We sometimes get consumed by what others might think about us to the extent that we convince ourselves that the safest place is as "part of the masses" or "under the radar".

 

I, therefore, challenge you to ask yourself this question:

"Would I rather look back at my life and say 'I have done it all and achieved it all' or 'I played it safe like everybody else'?"

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Get in the zone!

Red train on tracks surrounded by green grass
A colleague of mine is responsible for writing all the creative and promotional content at my company. So, one day I asked her about her creative process. How was she able to focus and create new and exciting content all the time? Her answer was: "Sometimes I lock myself away in a quiet room for some hours and write. Other times I just stay home, so I can write and be creative without any distractions - all by myself!" Didn't sound like a magic formula or an amazing new method.

Who is to blame?

View from airplane over Lisbon
When something goes wrong, or there is a crisis, what is the initial reaction? Resolution? Conflict management? Is a meeting called to gather ideas for problem-solving? All of the above? Not really. Usually, the first reaction is to look for who is to blame for what went wrong. Not that it would make the problem go away, reduce the urgency of fixing it or help in resolving the issue. Most of the time it is the exact opposite. 

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Let's be honest!

When someone starts a sentence with "Let's be honest,.." what kind of words tend to follow? Something positive or uplifting? Inspiring and motivating? Not quite. "Let's be honest"-sentences usually end with something negative. But let's really be honest, why must it be so? 

The right #goals

Who doesn't know the hashtags that talk about goals? - #relationshipgoals #friendshipgoals #fitnessgoals, #hairgoals and the list goes on. But are we setting the right or enough goals in our own lives? Should we aim for relationship goals, for example, because we see a couple smiling into a camera and that automatically makes us assume they are doing great? Have we become that shallow?