Beginning Again

Liz Sumner Fear, Forgiveness, Hope, Learning, Progress Leave a Comment

Hey, remember how proud I was of passing the written driving exam in Italian? Turns out, that was the easy part.  We thought we’d sail through the practical portion.  What hubris. Like a lot of Americans, Michael and I learned to drive, and got our original licenses on cars with automatic transmissions. Many folks I know never learned how to …

What Keeps You Committed?

Liz Sumner Commitment, Learning Leave a Comment

A number of years ago at a training I learned about a Personality Quadrant that divided people into groups based on 2 scales— whether they were formal or informal and dominant or easygoing. At the time I was sort of borderline between two types and trying to narrow it down. The instructor said that one type, Promoters, had difficulty with …

It’s Not the Decision That’s Tough, It’s the Aftermath.

Liz Sumner Decision-making, Learning, Wisdom Leave a Comment

In my last post I asked what kinds of decisions were the toughest for you to make. Big thanks to those of you who responded to my request. I received very useful feedback. I thought I was going to help people who found decision-making difficult, with an if-this-then-that kind of tree, or with explanations about urgency vs importance. I quickly discovered …