Marking Milestones and Making Meaning as You Move Through Time

Marking milestones and celebrating anniversaries is so important. It’s one way that we reinforce our values. The act of marking milestones also helps us pause and ground ourselves, even as we keep moving toward the next goal. It re-energizes us as we travel through time. The graduation season that many just celebrated offers an excellent…

Success Exercise: Making Your Success Truly Yours

In a previous post, we looked at the definition of success and the profound effect it has on how you use your time. Today I’m going to be digging deeper with a success exercise to help you uncover how you define success. Why is this important? It’s all-too-easy to spend precious years of your life…

What Does Your Success Mean for You?

Success is a concept that most of us think we understand, right up until we sit down and attempt to define it for ourselves. Then your success becomes personal, and a more complicated idea. And, in fact, when you define it ahead of time for yourself, your success may become a burdensome idea. Even worse,…

Do Your Time Traps Reflect Hidden Values Conflicts?

What do values have to do with time and with time traps? Well, consider this scenario: You’ve got a big project to work on, but special pastimes beckon to you invitingly. Then, before you know it, night has fallen. It’s as if your day had a slow leak. What happened to your time? It got…

Finding Fullness: Your Values and Time Choices Define Your Moments

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed about your choices or struggling with competing priorities, that’s a good sign that you may need to step back and do some values clarification. This doesn’t need to be a lengthy or unpleasant task. Think of it as a friendly dialogue with yourself. It’s a wonderful way to get re-acquainted.…

Gratitude Power — Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full?

Finding time to feel and express gratitude expands your heart and boosts your energy whenever you do it. It’s a powerful alchemy. Gratitude is about how you look at your world, how you move through your days, and how you experience your moments. And it’s a choice and a fundamental value. If you want to make…

Going Deeper: Find Time to Know Yourself and Your Mysteries

How well do you know yourself? Finding time to explore life’s mysteries is something that always enriches us in powerful and unexpected ways.  And you know what? Many of the deepest mysteries are to be found right inside of you. Indeed, among the fundamental mysteries of life, our own hearts and minds can frequently present…