Of course, it could be me and I’m blaming my ups and down on my depression. This can easily lead to the “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Am I using depression as an excuse for getting to the edge of long-term success and then sabotaging my success? Or is it depression that creeps in and takes away the success I have earned? I feel like the dog who chased cars … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Depression is Keeping My Continued Success Away
Napoleon Hill said that. A year has almost passed since I walked into the emergency room and was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. I was so numb, that it was months before what that meant sunk in. Even now, while the diagnosis makes sense, I am still learning coping skills and tools to live a balanced life with depression. Recently, I have begun to look at where … [Read more...] about “Focus on the Possibilities for Success, Not on the Potential for Failure.”
Sometimes I surprise myself. I can come up with some of the craziest ideas. So, when I hear myself talking, I pay attention to how I am saying things. And sometimes I do not realize what I am saying, or that there may be a healthier, more positive way to say something. I am trying to catch my automatic thoughts as they occur. Guess what? I am doing it. There is no … [Read more...] about What am I telling myself?
I am very competitive. I have been my entire life. I want to be the first, the best, the only. I set arbitrary goals and then try to exceed them. This has led to what some might call “lofty achievements.” I am the author of two books, I started five businesses including a crossword card business (where my brother created the cards and I marketed them) that sold over 10,00 … [Read more...] about Because I opened the email, my success looks different today