Category Archives: Thoughts
Introverts, Anxiety, and Airports

I am not afraid of flying, but I am afraid of airports.  I suppose “afraid” is not the right word, but airports — with all the security and timelines — make me anxious.  However, I took a quick trip to a conference last week and everything went well. I have been working on challenging my […]

Hang On To Hope

I just stumbled across this quote from Albert Einstein, “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” I have been thinking much about hope lately, as people I know well are struggling to keep hope alive. And with the recent loss of Robin Williams – someone […]

Change Your Thoughts and Change Your Life

The other day I was headed from one building to another to give a presentation.  As I was walking, I was filled with dread…  I was dreading a couple hours of interaction with people that I had barely met.  I caught myself in the middle of this negative thinking.  In reality, I really enjoy giving […]

Get Busy and Stop Worrying

Most of my life I have worried far too much. In a previous post, Minimizing or Eliminating Worry, I mentioned that introverts may worry more than extroverts because we spend so much time in our heads.  Definitely we can and need to change our thoughts to eliminate or reduce worry.  Another cure for worry I […]

What Is Your Introverted Art?

We all have strengths. What are yours? I love how Seth Godin defines “art” in Linchpin. “What makes someone an artist? I don’t think is has anything to do with a paintbrush. There are painters who follow the numbers, or paint billboards, or work in a small village in China, painting reproductions. These folks, while […]

Need to Recharge?

I have heard and read over the years that an introvert is someone that needs to recharge by spending time alone.  I do think the recharge is important, but I don’t think this is what makes me an introvert. Let me explain. I am not an introvert because I need to recharge.  I need to […]

Formerly Shy, Now Happily Introverted

I used to be shy when I was younger. Now, I’m happily introverted. Early on in my journey, I read several books on shyness to try to “fix” whatever it was that I thought was wrong with me. Unfortunately, the books I read on shyness really did not help me at all. Looking back now, […]

Change Your Comfort Zone

  I have always HATED the expression “you need to get out of your comfort zone.”  If you have had challenges, such as shyness or fear of public speaking, you probably have spent your life getting out of your comfort zone.  The problem is that if you don’t change your thinking about how scary something […]

Changing Thoughts Through Youtube

Sometimes when I need a good dose of inspiration I go to YouTube and type in “motivation”.  Many short videos pop up.  There are scenes from movies with great speeches or the voice of various motivational speakers. I just did this just now and a video called “Potential – Motivational Video 2014 – Motivation for Athletes…” appeared. (see […]

Minimizing or Eliminating Worry

I believe that introverts worry more than extroverts.  After all, introverts tend to live in their heads more where worry exists. I have done my fair share of worry over the years.  What if I say the wrong thing?  Did I leave the iron on?  What if no one reads my blog? In his classic […]