How do you handle a bragger?

If there is one type of attribute I despise in a person it is a lack of humility.

But it is inevitable in life that we will encounter braggers on a regular basis.

The best approach for these people – absolutely nothing.

I came to this conclusion, because the reason a person may brag is that they are insecure and seeking validation.  By not reacting you starve them of this.  But there is temptation to take another approach.  Here, I explain why you shouldn’t:

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The First (and only) ‘Best Planner Signer’… 1997

It was the final year with Mrs Sutton as the teacher for form 9S.

We had been with her since 5S (so four years).  And as each year went by we gradually molded into one of the better class groups in the school.

Next we would be in Year 10 and so we would be getting a teacher that specialised in the ‘older’ children. Continue reading “The First (and only) ‘Best Planner Signer’… 1997”

Never dismiss the power of a New Year’s Resolution

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Its the middle of January and by this point many of us have either progressed or given up on New Year’s Resolutions.

But I have noticed a trend where people dismiss this idea – it could be because they see it as lame, cliché, they know they won’t stick with or are saying “Well you should have goals all year round”.

As someone who used to be in that camp, I will make an argument for why you should be making a New Year resolution.  I think they have potential to be powerful. Continue reading “Never dismiss the power of a New Year’s Resolution”