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Category Archives: Dreams
(#397) A Blogger’s Retrospective: 2017 in Review
May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. While sitting in an Austin hotel room at the end of May 2010, I wrote my first post for this blog. At that time, I had … Continue reading
Posted in authenticity, awareness, Blogging, Dreams, growth, Life lessons, resilience Tagged goals, growth, resilience Leave a comment
(#395) Acknowledge. Anticipate. Appreciate.
Acknowledge the past. Anticipate the future. And do not forget to appreciate the present. As I enjoyed a Bahamian sunrise last week—disconnected from all but the waves and wind rushing by the ship’s balcony—three words came to mind. Acknowledge. Anticipate. … Continue reading
Posted in Anxiety, Appreciation, authenticity, awareness, Balance, Choice, Dreams, empathy, Life lessons, resilience, soft skills, ultradian rhythms Tagged acknowledge, anticipate, Anxiety, appreciate, Lao Tzu, mindful, present, resilience, self-care 1 Comment
(#377) Your Future Self
These strategies can help students (and, after all, aren’t we all students?) stay the course, continue their journey, and enjoy growth and resilience. Last week, on a local TV morning show, I shared strategies to help college students adjust to … Continue reading
Posted in authenticity, awareness, core values, creating your future, curiosity, Dreams, Education, emotional intelligence, engagement, Goals, Life lessons, priorities, Reflection, Relationship, relevance, resilience, responsibility, self-efficacy Tagged curiosity, resilience, steve piscitelli, student success, teaching and learning 3 Comments
(#355) Go-Go or No-Go?
Do you allow people into your head who would not invite into your home? Angelina Ahrendts’ (Senior VP @ Apple) letter to her daughters this week offers the following advice: …Stay in your lane…the path will illuminate itself so long … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, Being REMARKABLE, courage, creating your future, curiosity, Dreams, Failure, fear, Goals, potential, resilience Tagged chances, comfort zone, confidence, fear, goals, motivation, progress, resilience, self-efficacy, self-esteem, vulnerability 1 Comment
(#342) Let’s Review
This week spend some time looking in your rear view mirror. In a few weeks, the calendar turns to 2017. For some, it will be “good riddance” to 2016. Others will have fond memories and gratitude of the past twelve months. … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, authenticity, awareness, core values, Discipline, Dreams, Goals, Grit, Life lessons, resilience Tagged action, awareness, balance, discipline, dreams, focus, goals, grit, motivation, new year's resolutions, procrastination, resilience, values, wellbeing 1 Comment
(#340) It’s Up To You
Treat your dreams like your property. If you don’t protect them from theft and damage, who will? I recently reacquainted myself with a bit of Casey Stengel wisdom. Stengel reportedly pointed across the field and said, See that fellow over … Continue reading
Posted in Appropriate Behavior, awareness, Balance, Being REMARKABLE, Choice, creating your future, Dreams, Goals, Grit, Life lessons, Mindfulness, Motivation Tagged discipline, dreams, goals, growth, motivation, priorities, Priority management, resilience, responsibility 2 Comments
(#326) Where Is Your Focus Space?
It seems I do some of my best thinking when I am not in my workspace. In her book Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up Patricia Ryan Madson suggests that we pay attention to our “hot spots.” These places … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, Choice, Creativity, curiosity, Dreams, inspiration, Reflection, Reflective practice, relevance, responsibility Tagged creativity, curiosity, focus, mindfulness, reflection, resilience, stillness Leave a comment
(#317) Finding Your Passion Is Just The Beginning
Once we discover what we feel is our passion (or at least, our interest that could become a passion), the work has only begun. One day in class, a thirty-something student raised her hand to ask a question about my … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, creating your future, Critical Thinking, Discipline, Dreams, focus, fortitude, Goals, Grit, growth, habits, Passion, resilience Tagged accountability, dreams, effort, fortitude, goals, grit, growth, passion, perseverance, persistence, resilience, self-efficacy 1 Comment
(#311) Grade Inflation: Have We Arrived In Lake Wobegon?
Grade inflation/distortion has consequences for self-efficacy, self-awareness, and self-competence. For most colleges and universities around the nation, graduation time has arrived. Professors have evaluated the final exams, grades have been submitted, and students anxiously await their grades. Or, more to … Continue reading
Posted in accountability, adjunct faculty, Appropriate Behavior, assumptions, awareness, college retention, confidence, courage, Dreams, Education, education reform, emotional intelligence, Grit, Integrity, Life lessons, Personal growth Tagged adjunct faculty, college faculty, grade distortion, grade inflation, higher education, integrity, responsibility, self-awareness, self-competence, self-efficacy, teacher evaluations 3 Comments