Selected Life Lesson
Live in the moment. The past and the future
are nothing more than thoughts.
-Janelle D’s Life Lesson from Baltimore, Maryland
This week I had the good fortune to meet Jennifer and her fellow human resource professionals at the Nonprofit Human Resource Conference in our nation’s capital.
It was the first professional speech I’d given in awhile and I wasn’t sure how my strong my nerves would be, but remarkably, I was pretty calm. The most stressful moment was when I couldn’t get my laptop to behave the way I wanted it to. But the point is, the past was gone and I couldn’t do anything about the upcoming presentations or the long train ride I had ahead of me. I was in the moment.
And I personally have to remind myself of Janelle’s lesson. It’s about this one moment, and for one day in October, I had the great fortune to spend 90 minutes with a great group of professionals.
I urge you to remember that on this day: Be present.
Selected Life Lesson
Focus in on what I’m doing at the moment.
-Edward’s Life Lesson from Garden City, Kansas
I like to take on new challenges. Why? Because I never know what is possible with each one that comes across my desk. Sure, it means I take on the challenge of writing a short script and writing a new book proposal and doing two speeches in the month of October when I am already swamped.
But it’s about the possibilities. However, the lesson this week is about saying no. I take time at the end of every quarter to review my life; where I’ve been and where I am going. I just did that last weekend and I must say, I always feel better after doing so.
And here we are: the last quarter of 2012 and there is still a lot that I would like to accomplish. But I am going to double-down on all my goals and try to make each one happen. Here’s to staying focused and making something amazing happen. What will you be focusing in on to end the year?
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