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, …

Turning timidity into confidence

Emotional Alchemy: Turning Timidity into Confidence

Liz Sumner Courage, Ease, Fear, Self Worth, Trust Leave a Comment

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 …

Serendipity Does It

Liz Sumner Ease, Gratitude, Kindness, Letting Go, Service, Trust Leave a Comment

We did it. We emptied our house. Got it rented in record time. Returned to Italy with only minor mishaps (forgotten computer and temporarily lost suitcase). I’m still stunned that everything worked so well. I owe it all to good luck, good friends, and good instincts. When last we spoke I was drowning in garbage bags. I told you that …