I dunno. What do you wanna do?

Liz Sumner Decision-making, Progress 2 Comments

I was commiserating with a client recently about a tendency to wait around until others decide what to do before determining what it is that I want.  This default to passivity isn’t a kindness. While it may look like I’m being gracious and letting the other person get what he or she wants, it’s actually a shirking of responsibility and could …

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 …

Judge your progress, not yourself

Judge your progress, not yourself

Liz Sumner Commitment, Fear, Forgiveness, Motivation, Progress Leave a Comment

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, …