Mistakes as Teachers — Find the Lessons and Find Time

The idea of mistakes as teachers is rarely discussed in time management circles.  But wouldn’t it be great to be able to put your mistakes to work for you?  Ultimately, if you view your mistakes as teachers, that would mean that none of your time was ever ‘wasted.’ It’s a little like thinking of your…

Got Regrets? Avoid This Energy Drain with Clear Priorities

Living without creating regrets for yourself is a skill that you develop with practice. And learning to live without regrets can feel more challenging when urgency intrudes. Urgency?  Here’s how you might feel it… Time is passing.  Summer is waning. And how are you doing on fulfilling your summer plans and dreams? As the days…

Regret — It Doesn’t Have to Be What You Feel When You Look Back

Is regret something that you often feel as you look back at a day? A week? A month or year? Time, like a river, is always moving. And that, in and of itself, can feel like pressure. Full moons come and go. Mornings give way to noontimes and evenings. Spring becomes summer and then summer gives…

Help, Paula! I’m Stuck in Regret and I Don’t Know What to Do…

Have you ever felt like you were stuck in regret? We all make mistakes. And regret is a natural reaction to those missteps. But holding on to regrets is paralyzing.  It definitely keeps you stuck. And it quashes any learning that can emerge from your situation. So regret is a dead-end in just about every…