1. Wisdom from Danielle LaPorte on Facebook,
Want to get unstuck? Maybe it’s time to stop analyzing it.
You can work out your family of origin issues, and neuroses, and past life traumas with your shrink or your shaman. You can talk talk talk it out all day long (I know, I’ve done it). You can trace the cause of your wounds and why you’re so stuck. But at some point, eventually, who cares WHY you’re stuck. Instead of focusing on how you got to where you are, you’ve got to shift your attention to where you’d rather be.
I’ve had at least a thousand conversations about success and desire. And I’ve noticed that when someone starts over-explaining WHY they’re stuck, it can be an indicator that they’re not 100% interested in getting unstuck. Recapitulating the past can provide a lot of comfort and confirmation. But…
Too much analysis can create paralysis.
As the saying goes, “Who cares why the elephant is standing on your foot? Just get him off.”
When I worked one-on-one with strategy clients, I began starting our session with this: “I’m asking you, for this hour together, to try to not talk about your past. We’re here to create your future, let’s just declare that the past has little bearing on where you want to go.” Some folks squirmed, could barely resist slipping into old stories. Some people were like, “What a great idea. I’m so tired of my story. Let’s move forward!”
Sometimes you can’t see why you were stuck until after you get unstuck. Hindsight and high-sight solves a lot of mysteries. In the mean time, you’ve got a new story to write, and it looks nothing like your past.
2. 6 life lessons from 6 years of blogging on Positively Present.
5. You Have a Right to Refuse to be Weighed from Be Nourished.
6. The Source of Contentment on Zen Habits.
7. chinos are my kryptonite from Sas Petherick.
9. Wisdom from Elizabeth Gilbert: Own Your Shit and The Best Thing You Can Do For Yourself — And All The Women Around You.
10. Be Kind, James Martin describes three simple ways you can be nicer to others this Lent.
11. Aka On Aloha.
13. My favorite quotes on A Design So Vast.
15. Anne Lamott On The Really Hard Parts of Being Human. She tells the truth and through some sort of magic makes me feel okay about it.
16. Wisdom from an anonymous stranger, “The act of improving lives in the world is in no way inferior to the act of adding lives to the world.” (Thanks for sharing, Andrea).
17. Russian Photographer Captures The Cutest Squirrel Photo Session Ever on Bored Panda.
19. When you’re blue … Find a sliver of light within the darkness from Sherry Richert Belul.
21. All Good Things on Pugly Pixel.
25. On Getting Older from Lisa Congdon.
28. A Body Story from Meg Worden.
29. 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion, a page with links to all the posts written for this project.
33. bohemian beach vibe on SF Girl by Bay. Why doesn’t my crappy, old, beat up stuff look this good?
34. A common “intuitive eating” pitfall from Isabel Foxen Duke.
35. The trolls inside from Seth Godin.
36. 300 awesome free things: A massive list of free resources you should know. (Thanks for sharing, Jen).