The extraordinary ordinary

A few weeks ago I heard a speaker telling her audience about her recent trip to Copenhagen.

As the taxi driver drove her around the city, she marveled at its the beauty.

She was so effusive in expressing her delight at what she was seeing that eventually the driver made a comment about it.

“You know,” he said, “I appreciate you finding so much beauty in this city. I’ve been here so long that it’s all become commonplace to me. I don’t really notice the beauty all around me anymore.”

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A better way to make new year’s resolutions – part 2

Reviewing and reflecting on last year are important. Most people want to skip reflection and jump right into their goals. I understand. I’m the same way. Who has the time to think about the past when there are so many things to be done in the future?

As they say, however, haste makes waste. It’s important to set a good foundation before you begin building your house. On Monday I gave some tips for creating that foundation by thinking about the good, the bad, and the ugly of last year. Now that that’s done, let’s go full steam ahead on designing a roadmap for achieving our goals!

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