Setting and achieving goals can be helped or hindered by the attitudes and beliefs we have about ourselves and the people around us. Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling is a weekly podcast dedicated to helping you overcome the obstacles or self-defeating behaviors that are holding you back. It will also encourage you to explore your interests and passions to further enhance your life.
If you have dreams, but also doubts and fears, let me interrupt your daily patterns of sameness and encourage you to spend a little time focusing on things that are important to your overall quality of life.
A backhanded compliment… unfair criticism… we’ve all experienced them. They don’t leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside, do they? Instead they leave us feeling worse than if nothing had been said at all.
In this week’s episode I share my extremely frustrating and disheartening workplace environment that frequently explodes with unfair criticism and backhanded compliments. This practice wreaks havoc on my morale and my level of “give a darn.”
The most frustrating thing is that is doesn’t have to be this way!
As promised, here are links to some articles with more tips on how to deal with unfair criticism:
I love quotations! I can scan through image quotations for hours.
It never ceases to amaze me how many search results there are for “motivational quotations” or “leadership quotations” or “quotes about Monday.”
The words of other people impact us. They can guide our thoughts, they can direct our actions.
Our own words can guide our thoughts and direct our actions, too. Unfortunately, I know too many people who talk a good game, but never seem to actually play the game.
I think perhaps, I was over-exposed to such people this week, because this week’s podcast topic came to me easily. HA HA
Which do you think has a greater impact? Actions or words?
In this week’s episode, I’ll share my thoughts on the topic. Enjoy!
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One morning I awoke to the sound of rain hitting the skylight above my bed. The rain didn’t leave me feeling discouraged or bummed about the rainy day ahead of me. Instead I became more aware of the wonders of water.
From the soothing sound of rain on the window panes, to the comforting sound of a toilet flushing, to the refreshing taste of a thirst-quenching gulp–water is a wonderful and amazing gift.
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