Tracking and achieving small goals I have a little blue book. This is used to log small and what you might call insignificant goals - little day-to-day must do tasks one always has a habit putting off to pursue more exciting things. The book is priceless for the peace of mind it creates not having … Continue reading Tracking and achieving small goals
The consequence of the misfortune: Alan Watts Today I want to share this informative parable I heard from Alan Watts about a Chinese farmer, as it offers a different perspective about the consequence of when good and bad things happen to us Once upon a time there was a Chinese farmer who lost a horse, … Continue reading The consequence of the misfortune: Alan Watts
The 21st century needs an awakening Recently I watched the 1990 film Awakenings with Robin Williams and Robert De Niro. Robin Williams plays consultant Malcolm Sayer in a mental hospital, overseeing a bunch of patients in a catatonic state. The staff generally have a widely accepted belief the people are dead inside, which Sayer rejects … Continue reading The 21st century needs an awakening
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 … Continue reading Do affirmations work?
What has been the first thing that you achieved today? Not sure? 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!” Although it is rather small … Continue reading First achievement of the day
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 … 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 … Continue reading Better Things