Carollei McMillin: creative type, amiable-expressive personality with a richly diverse background (must I add highly intelligent, ecstatically happy, multi-talented, extremely well-loved, and giddy with joy?).
My 10,000 hours aren’t focused on a specific profession, vocation, skill, or talent, but rather on something seemingly abstract, yet more powerful than any of those. I choose to practice gratitude, joy, and thanksgiving for a lifetime. This wasn’t always the case, but by learning to slightly shift my perspective, I have completely changed my life.
To paraphrase Peter Drucker, it is easier to take something you’re good at and become extraordinary at it, than it is to take something you’re bad at and become mediocre at it.
Usually, I do this by making it easy on myself:
no one is perfect, why immobilize myself in fear of not being perfect?
no one makes the right decisions all the time, so why ride the fence?
how to get where we’re going? visualize the destination (i.e. hand follows eye)
mistakes are embraced, because they teach me the most (especially when using the GPS)
nothing is ever hard, it is simply a challenge, and we ♥ a challenge!
Commitment to myself: celebrate every joy, every victory, and every person, cultivate an attitude of gratitude, and love, love, love people. Relationships with our loved ones are so precious, but often we take them for granted.