Monthly Archives: April 2014

What Happens After a Mistake – The Harm We Use to Worsen It

By Monica Nelson Are you obsessed with your mistakes? There is a mindset that I see, and I must admit that I first noticed it within myself, that halts any true progression in life. It’s the mistake of making too much of the choices that have not worked out to our satisfaction. A mistake after a mistake, or in truth a harmful misstep made in response to a simple error. We tend to obsess over decisions that we regret. I did this recently when I was up for a job I really wanted. In over 250 applications, I was selected as one of a handful who received a coveted interview. … Continue reading

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Paying a Higher Form of Compliment

By Monica Nelson Think about a time when you received a compliment that made you feel like walking on air. Knowing that someone else has recognized one of your shining characteristics and taken the effort to praise you for it is a great feeling. Giving another person a compliment is not only a social grace, it is a way to uplift and affirm them. Paying someone a compliment is a loving act. And something we should do more often for one another. So why not do it right? Superficial Compliments When we want to compliment someone, we often go with the first thing that comes into our minds. This usually … Continue reading

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Seven Forgiveness Rules Memorialized in Insightful Quotes

By Monica Nelson You can learn a great deal from leaders and thinkers who make their mark on society sharing their insights. Below are seven rules to remember in making forgiveness a priority in your life. Each is accompanied by a renowned quote to help solidify its relevance. Rule 1: Forgiving another is one of the hardest actions you can perform. Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. –Cherie Carter-Scott The reason forgiveness is such a difficult act is because it forces us beyond our boundaries. It makes us look beyond ourselves and empathize, gain compassion and humility, and in so doing, strengthen … Continue reading

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Why is Life so Hard? Making Adversity an Ally

By Monica Nelson There is a popular saying that has been around about a century: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Easy enough to say, but neglectful of the recipe. In this article, I hope to give you my version of how to make lemonade of your life’s challenges. We all face hardship of some kind throughout our lives, experiencing it in different degrees and in different circumstances. How we respond to that misfortune is not only a measure of our character, it is the means through which we define ourselves. It is how we grow in strength and temperament. Going through challenges is something to be thankful for. … Continue reading

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