Judge your progress, not yourself

Judge your progress, not yourself

Liz Sumner Committment, Fear, Forgiveness, Motivation, Progress 0 Comments

Yesterday I was down in the dumps and angry at myself for my lack of progress. I could have been still coasting from another well-received musical event over the weekend, but instead I felt miserable and just kept wallowing in shame because I wasn’t where I thought I should be. My number one goal this year, according to my journal, …

Turning timidity into confidence

Emotional Alchemy: Turning Timidity into Confidence

Liz Sumner Courage, Ease, Fear, Self Worth, Trust 0 Comments

I recently fulfilled a dream of singing a solo with a big jazz band. We did four performances. They all went well and I loved it. I received lots of praise afterwards. This morning while I was having coffee with a friend a woman I’d never met came up to me and told me she’d heard me and had to …

Too Much or Too Little?

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When you want to learn something new where do you start? Do you dive right in and try it before reading the instructions? Or do you like to research and get some theoretical structure in order to support the practical understanding? The best education includes both but we tend to favor one approach or the other. There’s no one right …