BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: do the work

What did you sign up for?

What did you sign up for?

I called my brother on his birthday. Even though he’s now a year older, he’ll always be younger than me. I got to be the youngest for the few years between my birth and his — when I was too young to enjoy or understand or appreciate it. Once he arrived I became the middle […]

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Transitions

Transitions

Sunday I heard someone say, “I know this is a transition time, but once we get through this I’m hoping things will settle down.” Transition time. How many times have we said or heard someone else say: Once we get through Christmas we can get back to normal. Once I get well, we can get […]

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Impostors and Rusty Water

Impostors and Rusty Water

I got a heap of inspiration this week from Cathy Heller. I found her by chasing a few rabbit trails. She’s a mother, songwriter, podcaster, and a whole lot more. At first, her manner seemed a little slow and deliberate and I wasn’t sure I had the patience to hear her out. But she kept […]

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Foundation check

Foundation check

I’m thinking impatience should be a virtue — then I would certainly be virtuous! Most of my friends would be virtuous as well. But, alas, that’s not how the world works. Impatience can be a motivator, often, though not always. Sometimes it just causes us to take shortcuts. I’ve been thinking lately about the importance […]

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Perception Matters

Perception Matters

I’ve just finished reading The Obstacle is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday. He writes about perception, perspective, choice, change, focus, action, courage, reality, process, success and failure. Obstacle gives concise organized words to my self-discovered principles. At the end of the book I was hoping to find a form […]

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