Sometimes it’s cool to be wrong, right? I mean, Pink does sing, “So raise your glass if you are wrong. In all the right ways, all my underdogs…” And, frankly, who are we to argue? It can be exhilarating and eye opening, really, to be wrong. So we don’t blame you for trying your bad side on for size every once in a while. Still, there is no getting around the fact that there are many times when wrong actually results in you completely sabotaging your own personal growth.
There are so many little ways that we get IT wrong—and by IT we mean the day-to-day of our lives. “As we deepen in our understanding that all our actions are expressions of our needs, as we find more choice about which needs we focus on, which strategies we employ to attend to them, and which other needs might not be met, we transcend the legacy of separation, scarcity, and powerlessness. Doing this, I truly believe we will, individually, have more fulfilling lives, and, collectively, attend to more needs, for humans and for all life,” says Miki Kashtan, Ph.D., co-founder of Bay Area Nonviolent Communication. Keeping this in mind, let’s have a look at 25 little ways we can ramp up and improve ourselves.
1. Late for work again?
Step back and assess why this keeps happening to you. Set your alarm with a reminder alert until you can determine what it really is that’s making you consistently show up late to work.
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