Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Deadening Effects of Habits



“Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.”

William Somerset Maugham

I don’t know who counseled that life should be “lived out loud” but clearly they were in synch with W. S. Maugham. I notice that my tendency is to fall into a sort of modulated life experience—safe but dissatisfying and boring. Sometimes some “excess” to snap out of it is called for and very productive.

How do you produce exhilaration for your life and work? Let us know by commenting!

With love and respect,

Robert

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Can You be a "Master of Hardships?"



“A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.”

Helen Keller


Those who knew her say she had a huge ego and was often a bit “prickly” to be with. That said, she was uniquely qualified to comment on mastering hardship.

I continue to be inspired by clients, family and friends who are successfully handling hardship these days. Their stories and example buoy my spirits and, if our media was truly interested in contributing to a better world, those stories should be shouted from the rooftops.

Seeing is not believing. Believing is seeing. My recommendation is to seek out those people and circumstances that reinforce life affirming beliefs and attitudes. After all, it’s your personal choice of how you maintain your inner being. Why not choose extraordinary environments? Comments are welcome!


With love and respect,

Robert

A personal note:

I have openings in my Extraordinary Coaching Program. Hit reply and let me know if you feel you might benefit from a conversation about your goals and how I might support you in living an extraordinary life.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Is it Work or WORK?



“Even if our organizations fail to communicate the deeper purpose and meaning of work, even if the culture is non-supportive of work and promotes a victim culture, every individual can still choose to find a deeper meaning in their work thus releasing spirit … and enthusiasm.”

Robert White


As always, I don’t comment on my own words—and offer them for whatever contribution they may make to your life and work. And speaking of contribution, yours can be noted.

With love and respect,

Robert

Two personal notes:
I have openings in my Extraordinary Coaching Program. Comment or e mail and let me know if you feel you might benefit from a conversation about your goals and how I might support you in living an extraordinary life.

If you live in the New York City area and would be interested in a “Lunch with Robert” event on February 18th, please let me know.

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