Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.— Carrie Underwood, singer/songwriter/actress
Failure or Evolution?
Since we’re all our own biggest critics, it’s astonishingly easy to jump aboard the self-loathing boat as soon as we screw up (because life is for sure. 100%. O-V- E-R.) But before you walk the proverbial plank, listen long and hard to what Patti Smith has to say about owning our own personal evolution— including: A. Not dwelling, B. Learning from our past choices, and most importantly, C. Moving the eff on. (Preach, woman, preach.)
Speaking of evolving… As certain skills in the workplace become irrelevant and new skills become absolute necessities, 84% of employees at the best performing organizations are receiving the training they need compared to only 16% at the worst performing ones.
Remember the article you wrote that you thought was the most marvelous piece of literary genius to grace the planet, but when you re-read it months later realized it was more trash than treasure? We feel your excruciating pain. (Truly.) Instead of self-sabotaging or inviting all your friends to your pity party, jot down what you would have done differently. Then go do it.
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s the Paris Agreement. Patti Smith is one of many artists who’ve joined the Pathway to Paris movement— a collaboration of activists around the world who are dedicated to turning this turning planet around (for the better). Together we can take steps to reduce the imminent harm and devastation that accompanies climate change.