Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them *repost*

Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them *repost* Let's say I asked you to put together a bucket list – a list of things that you want to do before you die. Before reading on, take a minute to think about what those things would be. Done it? Okay I will … Continue reading Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them *repost*

Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them

Let's say I asked you to put together a bucket list – a list of things that you want to do before you die. Before reading on just take a minute to think about what those things would be. Done it? Okay I will continue… Without even knowing you I bet it included something of … Continue reading Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them

Use SMART objectives to achieve your goals

The most common about approach to setting successful goals are usually the best and I am sure that you have heard of SMART objectives. But I don’t like to assume - if you have been hiding under a rock, here is what they mean: S – Specific To be specific about what the goal is, … Continue reading Use SMART objectives to achieve your goals

Sharing Dreams and Goals

Apart from writing a blog that discusses some of my dreams and goals, in the real world I have kept many of my goals secret. But why would I do such a thing? Is it because I am embarrassed by what I set?  Or is it because assume that people are quiet negative and take pleasure … Continue reading Sharing Dreams and Goals

The Seven Deadly Sins of Self-Destruction (Part 1)

Self-Destruction - the opposite to Self-Improvement can have a deadly effect on goals, your dreams and your life. We are all guilty of doing these from time-to-time, however by being aware of these negative personality traits we can be more self-aware and reduce this behaviour. Part One takes us through the first four sins. Part Two … Continue reading The Seven Deadly Sins of Self-Destruction (Part 1)

How failing goals can be good

When I first started the Manifesto of Perfection.  It functioned as a tool to meet my writing goals and more importantly as a way of keeping me accountable to the objectives I set. Around November last year I looked back at what I had originally set out to do and was sad, as I felt … Continue reading How failing goals can be good

My big fat worthless degree

My big fat worthless degree   I saw that Captain Capitalism is having another worthless degree awareness month. I have been thinking for a while that it was time to illustrate more failures in my life.  This is a brutal exercise I picked up from Scott Adams, that is a good learning experience. So it's … Continue reading My big fat worthless degree

Sometimes love isn’t enough

I once worked for social services.  I was involved in a case where both parents were essentially retarded.  And I don't mean retarded in the Internet insult kind of way. They had one kid after another, until the school of one of the kids raised a concern about their ability to protect the children. Despite … Continue reading Sometimes love isn’t enough

The Failure: Karate Instructor dream

I was reading the book  "How to fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of Story of my Life"  a sort of self-help book by the creator of Dilbert, Scott Adams. One of the chapters that inspired me was where he listed his biggest failures and what he learnt from them. I did … Continue reading The Failure: Karate Instructor dream