“Success is to live life openly, authentically, and lovingly in a way that is aligned with the highest good of self and others.” Joyce Marter
However we define success, we intuitively know that any level of success comes from action which comes directly from a set of specific skills. The term, Life Skills is defined in the oxford online dictionary as a skill that is necessary or desirable for full participation in everyday life. I am utterly amazed at how many skills I have to teach my son. I mistakenly thought he would just wake up and have all of the tools he needed to be successful in life. (Joking)
I grew up in a financially poor yet loving, supportive home environment, served honorably in the US Army for over 26 years, retired in the military rank of colonel and earned two Masters Degrees and still I lack some life skills. After achieving a measure of success in...
The longer I live the more I seek to learn.
I am consistently looking for the lesson of the day. I am intentional about being of service to others routinely. I often find myself observing how people act when they do not get their way. I have concluded that this is when we are most authentic. I gravitate to people who consistently provide a valuable service to others, while demonstrating great skill at their chosen profession or life’s work.
My siblings and I are fortunate to have had Hattie Mae as our mother, mentor, fan, critic and nurturer. She taught each of us different lessons. She taught me to always to do my best. She would often say, Angela if you sweep the floor, then I expect that it is the best swept floor ever. She valued formal education as well as proven life skills.
In 2015, I found myself on my knees (so to speak) more often then anytime in my life. I experienced personal loss and health setbacks as the year...