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On Being Stuck

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Though we place a negative meaning to the word "victim" and wouldn't  want to be considered as such, we don't  realize that it's the default way of being and we resort to it for the simple reason  that it works for us. We see victims as helpless creatures who have no say on things. I, in particular like the way that it was defined by the Landmark Education. A victim, they say is someone who blames, justifies and complains. Much like our notion of the helpless ones.

I came upon writing about this whole victim shebang because of a friend who chooses to be stuck. What? CHOOSES to be stuck? But why? Because it works. It allows us to whine on our current situation without accepting extra responsibility for a new course of action or a new way of being. So I'm grateful for this illustration that I saw on Pinterest which provides a quick guide for people who are stuck. And of course, this is my blog so I could also consider this as a #notetoself. We all have our fair…

On Blindspots

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Quick post on something that I realized earlier from a business conversation last night:



We all have our blindspots. Some, we choose to acknowledge and some we choose to not act upon. It takes humility and a desire to improve and get out of a vicious cycle of what's not working for us to accept feedback and initiate change.

That was a mouthful! Just needed to document that. Happy Wednesday!

Why I don't Watch TV

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Leadership authors have said it time and again, TV is a waste of time. I got reminded again of this little thing that makes a huge difference in the light of the recent supertyphoon with international name Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines.) Before, during and after any typhoon, it is the job of the networks to warn and report about its status and on their end, initiate calls for assistance for those affected. It is ALWAYS the case.

I just noticed the sudden gloom on my Facebook news feed with some of my friends expressing their grief online from what they watched on TV. Everyone's entitled to post whatever they want and it just struck me to see how we tend to gravitate towards doing the easiest thing and contribute to a mood of helplessness. I have to admit that I also cried when I saw some of the photos online (reading the newsfeed is like watching TV, right?) then I stopped reading the stats. I looked for a way to help from where I am and carried on with being a source of hope…