What has been the first thing that you achieved today?
This morning I started the day by getting up and cycling down to the gym. Upon checking my stop-watch I realised I had shaved some time off my cycle. I thought
“Great my first achievement of the day!”
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Some of my success has been limited by my lack of ability to aim higher.
The problem with setting goals that are clearly quantified is that you can quite easily set a target that is too small or not challenging enough.
One things that sticks in my mind was at an interview where I was pushed on how much I felt I should get paid. I gave a pathetically low amount.
My fear was that if I said too much I would have put them off straight away – my logic was that I was offering them a bargain – they interpreted it that I didn’t value my time.
The lesson there was that I should have aimed higher – even if I did give an amount that was too high, I could have negotiated and still got a wage that would have worked out well for both parties – myself getting paid more and the company thinking they got a true bargain as they had negotiated my wage down!
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I thought I would take 5 to reflect on the process of blog writing. Since I have started in the WordPress community, I have seen a number of blogs that begun come and go.
And to be honest I don’t always know why they stopped – because some were seriously good!
Maybe they didn’t enjoy writing that much, they got writers block, or the disappointment of only having a small audience that didn’t provide instant validation they wanted made them quit. Or perhaps life just got in the way. Continue reading “Don’t quit (blogger edition)”
Look at the picture below – what do you see?
A rather empty looking room? Continue reading “Small Challenges – big achievement”
As I write this to mark my 200th post it seems fitting that as I sat in my new home the other day, the ‘missus’ quiet casually brings my blog into conversation.
For those who are not aware – this blog is not something that the people in my real life are aware of. Its a bit like I am Clark Kent and this blog is Superman.
Continue reading “200 posts later… My secret is out…”
This year I made a cake for my birthday.
Being aware of many of the activities I do (many of which I highlight in this blog).
Someone remarked “You’re a man of many talents”
I guess I am. But the reason I am is because I make the effort to apply myself and try. Continue reading “A man of many talents”
I play bingo – no lie.
Nearly every Friday for the last six month I go down to the local working men’s club and play four rounds of bingo. I haven’t won that cash prize once.
Logically I struggle to understand why some regulars win it more than others. They are there pretty much every week – but then so am I. If I went by mathematically probability I would have won by now. Continue reading “Unlucky for some…”