Tag Archives: choosing actions

Reality Check: Building Purpose

Some building materials are in scarce supply at the moment. Rumour has it that’s because there are a lot of home improvement projects going on. With schedules disrupted during the pandemic, it seems like everyone and their dog is using … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Doing the Hard Thing

“I don’t even know why I am doing this.” My friend, who we’ll call Julie for this little story, had hit a rough spot on her way toward a goal that’s important to her. Because I’m a loyal friend with … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Productive Uses of Time

For many of us, regular routines have been disrupted. It looks like the disruption may go on for quite some time, too. It’s disconcerting when we can’t go about business as usual. The coffee shop is off limits, so folks … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Take It to Heart? Or Not?

Whenever people need to interact with each other, there are opportunities for conflict. Conflict shows up among friends, within families, in community discussions and at workplaces. That’s no surprise. After all, one reason for conflict is because people don’t agree … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Making of a Habit

The coming of the New Year inspires many of us to make New Year’s resolutions. If you have been thinking that a change in your behaviour is in order, then the New Year is as good a time as any … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Prepare, Then Forge On With Optimism

Back in my childhood, roughly a thousand years ago, there were a few popular doomsday scenarios that described how awful the world would be when I grew up. If I managed to make it to adulthood, that is. For example, … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Choosing Hope

When you consider the future, do you see better days ahead? Or are you more likely to think, “Things are going downhill fast”? Attitude matters. There’s almost a sense of virtue that’s associated with choosing to adopt a positive attitude … Continue reading

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Reality Check: To Change Ourselves

There must be thousands of personality tests available on websites, magazines, and facebook. Some people think they’re silly, but plenty of others like them. People like to learn about themselves, and many also have a wish along the lines of, … Continue reading

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Reality Check: The Art of Asking Questions

When someone asks you a question, it’s a great feeling to be able to answer with confidence and competence. The ability to answer questions is a useful skill. Another skill that’s just as valuable is the ability to ask questions. … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Suggestions for the Workplace Feud

Last post, I described a workplace feud between Millie and Billy that’s gotten out of hand. What to do? Dr. Glasser suggested that the need for power is a basic human need. Because “power” is such a charged word, I … Continue reading

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