(Issue #599) A Reminder About Our Non-Negotiables

Do not allow your non-negotiables to become negotiable.


I’ve written and spoken about the importance of recognizing and prioritizing the non-negotiables in our lives. Things like health, family, social connections, purpose, spirituality, boundaries, and limits.

At times, though, we can get caught up in the whirl of life. And the important things start to get pushed to the side. That is not, at least from me, a criticism. More of an observation.

Photo (c) Steve Piscitelli

No doubt, there are times when life does intrude and our great and healthy intentions get shoved to the side as we step in to help someone or contribute to our community.

The reminder: Even in the crazy times, we would do well (for ourselves and those for whom we we care) to step back and re-evaluate whether our actions are moving us toward or away from our health, dreams, and purpose.


Video recommendation for the week.

While this particular talk focused on the teachers in the auditorium, it has ramifications for all of us. The last few seconds, in particular, of this short video clip reinforce what happens if we do not protect our non-negotiables.


Make it a wonderful week and HTRB has needed.

You will find my latest book, Roxie Looks for Purpose Beyond the Biscuit, in
eBook ($2.99) and paperback ($9.99) format. Click 

My dog Roxie gets top billing on the author page for this work. Without her, there would be no story. Please, check out her blog.

And you can still order:

  • Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019print and e-book). Available on Amazon. More information (including seven free podcast episodes that spotlight the seven core values highlighted in the book) at the above link.
  • Stories about Teaching: No Need to be an Island (2017, print and e-book)Available on Amazon. One college’s new faculty onboarding program uses the scenarios in this book. Contact me if you and your team are interested in doing the same. The accompanying videos (see the link above) would serve to stimulate community-building conversations at the beginning of a meeting.

You can find my podcasts (all fifty episodes) here.

You will find more about me at www.stevepiscitelli.com.

©2021. Steve Piscitelli
The Growth and Resilience Network®
Atlantic Beach, Florida

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