Review Season

Review Season

Don’t ever confuse the two, your life and your work. That’s what I have to say. The second is only a part of the first. -Anna Quindlen

It’s annual performance review time for a lot of people right now.  Every spring in companies around the globe,  work from the past 12-14 months is complied, analyzed and formulated into a number that dictates a merit based pay adjustment for the following year.  Accomplishments are acknowledged, and opportunities for growth are identified. Depending on the outcome, it can be stressful, status quo, or the best half hour of the year.   The review process is a huge part of modern business culture, and one that is probably not going to change anytime in the near future. The question that comes to mind today is this: How can we take the score – the outcome – from the previous 12-14 months, and keep it from dictating how we feel about our worth, both to ourselves and to our employer? Continue reading “Review Season”

Be Right

Be Right

You might say it’s as bad as it ever was.
You’d be right.

You might say things have really taken a turn for the worse.
You’d be right, too.

You might say the world is a scary place, and we all better do everything we can to protect ourselves.
You’d still be right.
                                                                                                                                       
You might say it’s a beautiful time to be alive.
You’d be right.

You might say things aren’t easy, but light still shines in the midst of shadows.
You’d be right, too.

You might say the world is a place where peace has the power to manifest in ways that we can only imagine on our best days.
You’d still be right.

Remember the power that moves through thought. Your reality is what you make it. Look through the illusions, past the projected pain and around the fear that plagues what we are presented. Have compassion for those who suffer, but keep your energy to do the real work.  Remember that you’ll always be right.