The Hard Truth About Tough Decisions

“Wanting everyone to be happy and making tough decisions were incompatible tasks.”

 - John Maxwell

I (Cindy) remember reading this quote early in my leadership journey and realizing there’s my problem!  I was attempting to keep people happy while making tough decisions... and it wasn’t working out so well. Family, work, friends...everywhere!  I wanted everyone to be happy yet life offered an unending barrage of tough decisions.  Since I made tough decisions with this mindset, I was in constant turmoil.   That simple quote reminded me everyone is responsible for their own happiness and my job was to continue making tough decisions with everyone's best interest at heart.  That worked for me because it values everyone!  

Consider when a mindset shift may be helpful for you in this area. It may just make the difference for you and your leadership like it did for me! If it wasn't for ongoing growth, I would still be...

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Finding Your Passion and Reaching Your Potential

Consider the need and value of passion in our lives. Without passion we would simply be trudging along kind of numb and with no excitement.  That means today, there would be nothing we are excited about.  And nothing we’re excited about tomorrow, or next week.  Rather than drifting along allowing passion to pass us by, we need to bring more passion into our lives by simply choosing to think about what we want in our future. 

Passion is a thought process you can choose at any time.  If you don’t believe me (Cindy) just think about your next trip to the beach, the fun you have with your best friend, or the way your dog greets you when you arrive home.  If none of these work for you, how about that cup of coffee you’re going to enjoy in the morning?  I’m really passionate about my morning coffee! 

I like the definition of passion offered by Merriam-Webster which states; a strong feeling of excitement or enthusiasm for...

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