Once You Wake Up, You Can Never Go Back to Sleep

Once You Wake Up, You Can Never Go Back to Sleep

Have you heard the statement “Once you wake up, you can never go back to sleep”? How about “Once you Know, you can never Un-Know, and you’re held doubly responsible!”? (I don’t like this one so much…doubly responsible???!) I think Bessel A. van der Kolk’s...

If You Don’t Like the Story You’re In … Change It!

If You Don’t Like the Story You’re In … Change It!

It’s treated by many like a 4-letter word, but it’s not.  It’s a process that we tend to avoid; very few humans embrace change, even when it’s necessary.  I call it the “R” word … some liken it to the “F” word. Responsibility.   There, I said it! Here’s...

“You Either Do It, Or You Don’t” By Mickie Zada

I learned this lesson with the word “try”.  One of my coaches said, “Try to take this pencil out of my hand.”  I pulled on the pencil, gripped tightly in his fist.  I didn’t take it out of his hand.  Of course, that was the Lesson.  You either do it, or you don’t. ...

“When’s the Last Time Someone Told You…” By Mickie Zada

When’s the last time someone told you that you are magnificent?  That your idea is tremendous?   That you look fabulous? When is the last time you told someone else that they are amazing? It seems that, more and more, we humans are avoiding personal compliments.  It’s...

“What Will Your Legacy Be?” By Mickie Zada

Webster defines a legacy as a gift by will especially of money or other personal property.  The definition of the legacy that I’m discussing is a gift of personal growth, of Life Lesson, of strength.  The Legacy I’m discussing is much more valuable than money or...

“What Lies Before You Is Your Choice” By Mickie Zada

One of the most wonder-full facts about your Life is this:  What lies before you is your choice! Are you not happy with the way your career has developed? Did you “plan” to have your house paid off by now? Your children don’t come visit as often as you thought they...

“There Goes My Life…1-2-3” By Mickie Zada

An old country song I heard this morning turned on a bright AH-HA light in my mind.  “There goes my life…there goes my future…” I don’t know about you, but I remember feeling that way.  I remember thinking “There goes my life…”.  The song, of course, is about an...

“The Gap” By Mickie Zada

I didn’t invent the concept of “The Gap”.  I was taught it many years ago and attempt to apply it daily.  Victor Frankl described The Gap in his book Man’s Search for Meaning. “Between stimulus and response, there is a space.  In that space lies our freedom and power...

“The Future Comes One Day at a Time” By Mickie Zada

Abraham Lincoln said, “The best thing about the future is it comes one day at a time”.  For how many of us is that a surprising revelation?… Well, not really, because we know it’s true in real life.  In our minds, though, don’t we travel far, far, far beyond our...