Growing Up With Disappointment

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When I was a child, the harshest admonition my father could ever invoke was that he was disappointed in me. No amount of threats, groundings, or other punishments could carry the weight of his disappointment.

He knew it too.

Like so many other things I carried into my adult life, disappointment has played a role. This time though, it was I who was disappointed in myself and I needed to get a handle on that.

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Letting Go Makes All the Difference

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Getting a handle on things. We are good at that. Solve the problem. Implement the solution. Done and dusted.

So what happens when problem solving eludes us? Things are spiraling out of our control and out of our grasp. We just… can’t… quite… make it turn out right… Continue reading “Letting Go Makes All the Difference”