Have you ever gone into defensive mode after someone criticized you? You remember your walls going up, and all you want to do is shift the focus away from the critical remark. Defensiveness describes ways in which we react towards another person after they criticize us. It’s a coping mechanism that happens after being criticized. As opposed to listening to the criticism, … [Read more...] about How to React to Criticism Without Feeling Defensive
Your intention was to start the year off with a bang. You made all the necessary plans to ensure that this was going to be the year that you made big changes and saw big results. However, most people either forget about or give up on their New Year’s resolutions by February. Does this sound familiar? Even if you’re one of the masses that isn’t on track at this point, … [Read more...] about New Year’s Resolution Review: How Are You Doing?
If you’re struggling to be as successful as you’d like to be, there’s a great chance that a discrepancy exists between your goals and your values. If our goals are antithetical to our values, success is all but impossible. We don’t like to behave in ways that are counter to our values. If a mismatch exists, something has to give. If you’re forever coming up short when it … [Read more...] about Do Your Goals Support Your Values?