Years ago, one of my MegaCorp annual performance evaluation tools we used was called “Start, Stop, Continue”. I’m not sure how broadly this was used, but it was better than the “accomplishments and weaknesses” of previous years. That was before the Discover Your Strengths phenomenon; I always hated the weaknesses area! But the start/stop/continue was … Continue reading Start, Stop, Continue
There is the old cliché “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. Oh, I am not saying I am anywhere near being an old dog, but starting new habits/behaviors is not easy. And I find that I am my own worst saboteur when it comes to starting something new! My own inner … Continue reading Shut up Your Inner Critic
Reading through different people’s transition blogs and talking with retirees, I’ve concluded that retirement transition is an amazingly individual transition. Because you’re figuring out what you want to do next, it is all about you. It is nobody else’s “should”! But I’ve also realized, there are some things that many people feel. And knowing you’re … Continue reading We’ve got a Name for That
I realized recently I have developed a very strong habit of delaying gratification, of putting things off, of saying ”I will do that someday". Guess what – someday is here! But strongly held habits, ones you’ve had for years, are hard to break. And I've been putting things off for year and years. Even … Continue reading What am I waiting for?