How African Violets Can Change Your Life

Mark ReaganHappiness, Personal Development4 Comments

In the early 1900s a little boy walked through a field of deep snow on his way to school. Others had walked through the field before him, and he was following in their tracks. He paused, looked at the tracks, and asked, “Why?” Why was he following the tracks? Was it just because it was easier? Or was it something else? He had an idea. The next time it snowed, he headed out before anyone else so the snow was still fresh. Instead of going straight through the snow he zig-zagged. Would the others cut straight through the field creating … Read More

When Your Standards Are Too High (and When They’re Not High Enough)

Mark ReaganHappiness, Performance, Stress Management0 Comments

How to tell your standards are too high

Each week I have a call with my accountability partner. We give updates on our current projects and goals, and talk about any obstacles we run into. This past call, we ended up talking about standards. In this case, we talked about standards being too high to the point they can hold us back, cause unnecessary stress, and even stop us from trying at all. The Curse of Too High Standards Standards can be a great thing as I’ll write about below. But sometimes they keep us completely stuck or run us ragged. Here’s one of the “too high” standards … Read More