Quick Note: When You Know Better, Do Better

Maya Angelou said, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Perfection can be the enemy of good, great, or excellent. When you mess up, recognize your mistake, fix what you can, and move on. And try to avoid making the same mistake again. Don’t worry that…

Quick Note: Keep Going

Perseverance can be the one thing that gets you to the finish line or just over the next hurdle. If you lack money, energy, motivation, or hope, deciding to stick with something means you’re not giving up. If you’ve received rejection after rejection, persevere. After so many “no” answers, you’ll eventually get a “yes” if…

Quick Note: Do the Scary Thing

Life can be full of icky, uncomfortable, and demoralizing—but necessary–activities that fill us with dread. Being an adult means having to face things that are unpleasant or downright scary: Scheduling a dental checkup after a couple of years away Having that difficult conversation to end a relationship  Organizing paperwork for tax season Tackling a household…

Quick Note: Own Your Day

Think about the last time you reached the end of the day and wondered how time got away from you. How likely is it that it could happen again today? Despite what you have going on, take the day and make it your own. This is about maintaining productivity. You can remain productive during the…

Quick Note: Persistence

It can be hard to keep going if you feel stuck in a rut or can’t seem to make something work. You can easily overlook what you have accomplished when you brood too long on your setbacks. Roadblocks are inevitable. Sometimes you might feel like a failure, but that’s only true if you quit. As…