One habit that I have followed religiously since I read Scott Adams book “How to fail at almost everything and still win big” to encourage me to think positively and focus on what I want is affirmations.
What is an affirmation?
An affirmation is basically something that you say to yourself in order to help encourage a positive outcome. So for example in Scott Adams book he would say to himself
“I Scott Adams will one day I will be a successful cartoonist”.
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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I bumped into someone from my old team the other day. With her was my replacement who had begun the role a month ago.
I am not rude and didn’t want to blank her, so I began talking to her so that she wasn’t just sat back observing our conversation. I introduced myself and asked how she was finding the job. Her response surprised me.
Continue reading “Dealing with the negative”
If you have read this blog for a while you will know that I am a big fan of the punk band – The Bouncing Souls.
One of my favourite songs by them is called Better Things. With catchy, feel good lyrics, this makes it a classic Souls anthem. But when I first ventured into the Gold Records lyric sheets it turned out it was not written by them, but by Ray Davies – of the Kinks. Continue reading “Better Things”