Personal Success: When People Have Wronged You

chains by Marina GarciaI recently came across a piece of advice that I’ve seen a lot of folks recommending (and they of course claim to implement it themselves). The piece of advice is simple — each night before you go to bed, forgive those who have wronged you that day. It’s a zen-like attitude to clear your mind and conscience so that you can rest well and be more focused the next day. But does it really work?

The Night I Almost Quit

exodus by Bjorn de LeeuwI’ll never forget that night. It was several years back and I was sitting in a hotel lobby preparing for a talk I was about to give. I opted to skip dinner that particular evening because the nervousness set in and my stomach wasn’t up to any food at all. It was my first event after taking over a year off from speaking, so I was a bit anxious, even though I was prepared. While I sat there in that busy lobby, my mind started to wander and those doubtful questions started to rear their ugly heads: Why am I doing this? Why subject myself to all this pressure?

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. This is a wonderful time of year and I hope you have a chance to reflect on the positive things in your life. If there are things in your life that you’re not happy with, make a commitment to fix them in 2008.

Also, a big thank you to the brave men and women serving their country oversees during Christmas. Many of us wouldn’t be home enjoying a nice meal with our families without the personal sacrifices that you’re making. I appreciate you, thank you and salute you.