I realized that the only way forward — the only way to create change — is to allow and accept a part of the growth process that is intensely uncomfortable. Instead of trying to ignore my feelings of fear, I started paying attention to them. When I noticed my own self-sabotaging thoughts, I’d work to replace them with more encouraging ones. I began taking notes of each little success I was creating and giving myself permission to celebrate every one. When I failed (and it still happens today), it allowed me to switch my mindset from ‘I failed’ to ‘I learned something that will help me be better next time.’ I built tolerance for uncomfortable moments — and that’s necessary to become an entrepreneur.” — Sara Kimelman
Positively Purging-I welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging“, as I know each of these pieces represents something…
As a teenager, when I became overwhelmed by enormous challenges or high-stakes decisions, my mother taught me the merits of putting pen to paper to gain perspective. When I was uncertain whether to take specific classes or which job to pursue, or how to cope with the frightening realities of adulthood, I learned her habit of writing out the basic facts and the possible courses of action with their likely outcomes. After pouring my heart onto the page, I was able to step back from the problem and view it more objectively than my emotions allowed. Just as recording my thoughts on paper offered me fresh perspective, pouring my heart out to God in prayer helps us gain His perspective and remind us of His power.
We do a VERY good impression of Chop’t in my kitchen, where the lunch rush begins at 10:59 a.m. We dig deep in the fridge and pull out random pickles, dinner leftovers, a can of chickpeas, half a thing of tuna, last night’s martini olive, expired airplane nuts from the pocket of an old winter coat—whatEVER is in the house goes atop a bed of dressed salad greens for the perfect balance of leaves, sauce, soft stuff, and crunchies. It’s important that all textures are represented. Especially crunchy. —Alex Beggs, senior staff writer