Are You Getting in Your Own Way?

Funny-Motivational-Speaker-Colette-Carlson“Your greatest attribute, that which allows you to accomplish most in life and the most treasured aspect of your being will often be the source of your greatest suffering.”
~ Chris Matakas, #Human: Learning To Live In Modern Times

Call it the duality of existence, or universal yin and yang, but there is a natural balance in life, both around and within us. When I consider this applied personally, I’m reminded of my long-held belief that whatever we naturally excel at both serves and harms us at the same time. For example, I’m a proactive, high-energy person, which is great for moving projects forward and getting things done; however, I can become a bit judgmental of others who would rather remain on the sidelines and wait for explicit direction. Also, I have an extroverted, social personality – excellent for networking, but not so terrific when I get caught up chatting and run out of time to finish my work!

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  1. I can say without a doubt, that the biggest thing that has always stood in my way was me. But thanks to people like you, I've learned to get out of my way. I don't know where I would be if you didn't show me the potential I had all those years ago, Colette.   # Forever Grateful

  2. Living in balance with "that other Polly" can be really exhausting! Your research and insight in this excellent post will help me with this ongoing duality, Colette. Thank you!!

  3. Soooo insightful, Colette. And probably somthing I need to be reminded of often. Right this very second (yes, at the same time in another browser) I'm "watching" a motivational speaker's video and finding myself VERY critical. Critcal? Yes, the other side of "discerning."  Oh help me. Why did I read your message right smack in the middle of this video? No mystery.

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