(Issue #463) Inside Out

What are your prearrangements with yourself
when it comes to your stated priorities?

Consider a significant goal you have. One that you claim as a top priority for your life. Satisfied with your progress? If yes, congratulations. If not, consider the following.

I have asked people to consider the question, “How bad do you want it?

Seth Godin wonders if he will see you tomorrow?

Anne Lamott reminds us that nothing outside of us, except maybe an organ transplant, can change us. Nothing.  She cautions that in order to reach a goal the required work is “an inside job.”  We must behave like accomplished (read: those who finish the essay, story, or novel) writers and stay focused by “prearrangement with ourselves.” Bird by bird, she says, we tackle the task.

What are your prearrangements with yourself when it comes to your stated priorities?


Video Recommendation for the Week


My book,
Community as a Safe Place to Land,

has been released! At this point, you can purchase it on Amazon. More purchasing options coming. More information at www.stevepiscitelli.com.



Make it an inspiring and grateful week and H.T.R.B. as needed.

You can still order my book Stories about Teaching, Learning, and Resilience: No Need to be an Island (2017). Another university recently (February 2019) adopted it for training and coaching purposes. Contact me if you and your team are interested in doing the same.

The paperback price on Amazon is now $12.00 and the Kindle version stands at $3.99. Consider it for a faculty orientation or a mentoring program. The accompanying videos would serve to stimulate community-building conversations at the beginning of a meeting.

My podcasts can be found at The Growth and Resilience Network® (http://stevepiscitelli.com/media-broadcast/podcast).

You will find more about what I do at www.stevepiscitelli.com.

©2019. Steve Piscitelli
The Growth and Resilience Network®

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