Rethinking Just Do It

Liz Sumner Resistance Leave a Comment

I have long felt the urge to punch the copywriter who penned Just Do It because it sounds to me like an order– a condescending directive from someone who doesn’t appreciate how impossible the proposition is. I get that I’m reading too much into it. I probably spend more energy resisting effort than it takes to actually do something. Why …

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 …