I always loved the transition of carefree summer days into the colorful array of new crayons, highlighters, crisp notebooks and the expected evolution of the leaves into their fiery form. This is such an exciting time and, in my opinion, so much better than New Years for making resolutions.
Our thoughts drive every action (or inaction) and result. Have you taken an inventory of your thoughts? Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset , is a fantastic book to get you started on the frame work in which you think everyday.
Standing on the edge of the dock you may find trepidation of the uncertainty below the surface, fear of the height of the fall and the shock as the water encompasses you whole, excitement at the thrill of falling into the unknown.
I love standing at the edge of the dock, but even more, I love jumping in.
I admit, I used to be the worst at this. Networking appeared to be artificial, forced conversations that this introvert had no interest in being a part of. I did not get it. What was the big deal? I have my family, my friends, my colleagues. That is all I need, right?