Posts tagged ‘Personal growth’

It’s hot outside

By CreativeWings, 11 August, 2016, No Comment

It’s that time of year when it’s just too hot to actually do anything other than stay home and binge watch your favorite shows. However, it is also a great time to learn something new, read something great or see something inspiring.

In the same amount of time that you’d use to watch an episode or two, without leaving your comfy chair, you can devote time to your own growth.

Wouldn’t it be great to go to sleep tonight knowing you gave yourself just a bit of the attention that you give to the lives and pursuits of others? This is the perfect time to take those first steps towards achieving one of the goals on your life list.

Here are 3 great ways to get started:

Want to learn about business, technology or creative skills? Check out Lynda.com (In NY, you can log on for free if you have an active NY Public Library card and your PIN.) This is one of the greatest and easiest resources out there.

Speaking of Public Libraries, most of them now have free downloads of eBooks with your valid library card. Most people aren’t aware of this, and it’s a great resource.

Skillshare.com has great courses in tons of creative ways to express yourself.  They often offer a 3-month membership for new members at an incredible rate.

“My favourite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities. “ – Mario Testino

We Need More Trees

By CreativeWings, 23 February, 2016, No Comment

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

There a millions of quotes that speak to the need to begin whatever it is that you are postponing, however, the visual imagery and simplicity of this one has been swimming around in my brain since I read it.

I, like so many of you, am not immune to the siren song of procrastination. There are so many ways to avoid doing things that we WANT to do – things that we say are important to us.
Thoughts that we should have done it, accomplished it or finished it at some point prior to right now keep us from even beginning.

We let the fact that we haven’t done it YET keep us from doing it NOW.

What are you waiting for? Take one step forward on that thing you keep saying you’ll do. Make one call, send one email, write one paragraph, make one drawing, take one step – plant that tree.

Plant that tree. Today. Now.