What would you do if you had no fear of failure?

Would you go skydiving? Accept your dream job? Get married? Have a child? Just imagine, if you had no fear…no chance of failure, what would you do? What could you do?

A couple months ago I was introduced to Our Greatest Fear,greatest fear by Marianne Williamson. I wasn’t familiar with this poem, but as soon as I heard it-it literally struck a chord in me. Like an instant awakening! Shortly thereafter I shared it with one of my dearest friend on earth. Since that day, he has had it prominently displayed in his office where he can see it, read it and be inspired by it every day. I would like to think that is just a small piece of the puzzle to his recent decision to obtain his Master’s Degree! Continue reading

Me time…it’s necessary, not selfish

me-time223Have you ever heard someone say-oh I wish I could take the time to go do something for myself, but I just don’t have time. Of course you have!  We hear people say things like that all the time. We (very often women) refuse to take time for ourselves. We have been socially conditioned to think that if we take a couple hours, an hour or even just 30 minutes to do something we really want to do, that it is somehow selfish. I’m not sure exactly how or why that mentality began, but we desperately need to change it! How in the world are we supposed to be our best self if we can’t do some of the things we want to do for our self?

I completely understand and respect that we all have responsibilities, obligations and more commitments than we can possibly accomplish in any given day, but can we really do those to the best of our ability if we are secretly harboring at least some resentment that it’s not what we really want to be doing? If we are honest with ourselves (I admit it’s not always an easy thing to do), I think we would find that to be the case. Continue reading