One of the main problems I deal with is trying to manage too many projects. And most of those projects are big. If you’re like me, you have trouble breaking down massive projects into manageable pieces and executing each piece well. And when I can’t break things down easily, I tend to freeze. This creates obvious problems. But I learned something from Dr. Henry Cloud awhile back that helped tremendously.
At some point everyone will be confronted with the foundational questions of a mid-life crisis. Regardless of whether they result in circumstances obvious to others, they will reveal the quality of our priorities – and our choice of priorities determines whether the answers generate destruction or growth. Perhaps if we asked these questions of ourselves (and asked them of our friends) on a more regular basis, the answers would not yield a crisis at all. Instead only minor course corrections may be needed.
Over the past couple of months—with holidays and cold weather and snow days—I have played a few games of cards with friends and family, and I recognized a recurring moment. When you’re getting ready to play, someone more experienced explains the rules, maybe trying to present a few general principles to keep in mind […]