Archives for March 2011

How to Apologize

Say, "I'm sorry." That's it. You can reword it, or put more emphasis, such as by saying, "I apologize." or "I'm really sorry." But basically, that's how to say it. And if I say anything else, nothing more can really be added to that. Two words: "I'm", and "sorry". Say it, mean it, and live it. Okay, obviously, there's more to say about it than that. Not in the wording, of course, because you can say it in whatever way works for you. But the basic wording will essentially be the same. So what … [Read more...]

6 Things I’ve Learned About Discipline

You can learn as much about discipline from what you do wrong as from what you do right. The only reason I know I'm not as disciplined with my time and commitments as I would like to be is because I actually have been very disciplined in the past. If I compare now to then, I know I can do much better. Perhaps this is true for you too? Obviously, I'm not an expert on the subject of discipline, but this year, I'm putting a lot of focus on getting more organized and taking my discipline to the … [Read more...]

Finding Moments of Your Perfect Day

If I asked you to describe what a terrible day would be like for you, do you think you could do it? Personally, I've never met a person who couldn't. I've noticed that people are very clear about what they don't want to happen in their lives. I'm sure that most people would rattle on for hours about things that would make for a terrible, worst-day-of-your-life scenario. People aren't always so clear on what a perfect day would be like. They tend to be pretty general and vague about it, saying … [Read more...]

In Search of Discipline – A Personal Journey

This blog post is a little different today, because I'm not here to give you solutions or strategies. I'm not here to share the latest scientific or psychological techniques to help you with discipline. This is a subject about which I can't give you the answers, because I don't know them. Discipline has been on my mind a lot lately. Lack of discipline is something I've struggled with for many years. It's not that I don't have any because in some areas of my life, I do - like checking my email … [Read more...]