Release It

Series: What do you do when it all falls apart? Your career, your marriage, your dream... How do you pick up the pieces and begin again?

Today: We all have mistakes in our past---financial, professional, academic, and relational. Unfortunately, we tend to learn from our mistakes in the areas that matter least and repeat our mistakes in the areas that matter most. Sometimes that's because we avoid owning our part of a mistake. It's easier to blame others. But once you've taken ownership of your part of a mistake, what do you do with the part owned by others? How do you get past the stuff other people have done to turn your life upside down?

Rethink It

Series: What do you do when it all falls apart? Your career, your marriage, your dream... How do you pick up the pieces and begin again?

Today: We learn from our mistakes in the areas that matter least. We repeat our mistakes in the areas that matter most. Too often, we look at our past and our decisions don't even make sense to us. We end up asking, "What was I thinking?" How do we avoid getting stuck in cycles of repeated mistakes that take our lives down the wrong path?

Own It

Series: What do you do when it all falls apart? Your career, your marriage, your dream... How do you pick up the pieces and begin again?

Today: One reason history repeats itself is that we don't own our part of history. And the reason we don't own it is there's nothing to own---it wasn't our fault! But if something important has come to an end and you are starting over, you must look back and own your part in order to move ahead. Your best bet for a successful future is to own your share of the past.

Three Myths

Series: What do you do when it all falls apart? Your career, your marriage, your dream... How do you pick up the pieces and begin again?

Today: Many of us don't like to follow directions. But there's a price to pay for rushing into a situation without knowing what we're doing. We get things wrong. And by the time we go back, undo everything we messed up, and do it correctly, we've wasted more time than if we'd just followed the directions to begin with. The consequences are usually mild when we ignore the directions for repairing a computer or assembling a child's toy. But the price of rushing into a life situation can be steep. What if there were directions for the choices we make in life? What if we could avoid repeating past mistakes when we find ourselves having to- begin again?