Slow Down Before Hitting A Brick Wall

Written by Deirdre Maigread McEachern

"The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else inrepparttar universe to do." Galileo

As humans we haverepparttar 138953 ability to spend time, waste time, lose time, make time and, my personal favorite, stretch time. When we stretch time it becomes almost slow motion. I know you have experienced this. Remember a time when you were at your best - you worked really hard and accomplished a large achievement (maybe an exam you took, promotion you sought or course you completed...) After you were done, do you remember decompressing in triumph for a few hours or perhaps even a few days? In that period of time, things happened slower, didn't they?

You noticedrepparttar 138954 beautiful day outsiderepparttar 138955 window that until then you had not been able to see. You walked a little slower on your way to and from your daily tasks. Perhaps you smelledrepparttar 138956 coffee brewing downrepparttar 138957 hall and now you could affordrepparttar 138958 time to go and enjoy a leisurely cup, so you did. Your focus shifted fromrepparttar 138959 all-absorbing task, to yourself, your actual life.

Getting What You Need: Asking for Help

Written by Deirdre Maigread McEachern

"Fortune befriendsrepparttar bold." - John Dryden

I regularly work with clients on making major life changes in line with a new definition of personal success. There are many methods we use in this process: identifying values, removing distractions, getting in touch with their inner wisdom, creating a powerful vision, knowing their energy limits, etc. However, one ofrepparttar 138952 most important methods is often overlooked -- getting what they need by asking for help when they need it.

Takingrepparttar 138953 time to seek help can be a real boost to your productivity when going through change. It is very easy to waste a lot of time going in circles trying to re-inventrepparttar 138954 wheel without even realizing we are doing it. At first, it can feel more efficient to do things by ourselves. But whenrepparttar 138955 situation is too big for us, this approach can eat up a huge chunk of our time. Quick and easy sources of help are sometimes just a phone call away or a simple email to a trusted source.

Isn't it funny, though, how asking for help is often our last resort? It usually occurs atrepparttar 138956 end ofrepparttar 138957 problem solving process -- when we are frustrated and feel as if we have hit a dead end. Instead, I would suggest starting any challenge by asking, "do I need help with this?"

Many of us are so used to beingrepparttar 138958 helpers to others thatrepparttar 138959 thought doesn't occur to us to reverserepparttar 138960 roles and seek help for ourselves.

Why not consider all ofrepparttar 138961 available resources?

Some people avoid asking for help because they don't want to "bother" others. If this sounds like you, do you rememberrepparttar 138962 last time someone asked you for help? Were you bothered? Probably not. In fact, you might have even been flattered and happy to contribute. Helping others feels good! Why not give othersrepparttar 138963 chance to feel good about contributing to you?

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