As we head into 2019 – the year which will mark the anniversary of my blog running for five years, it seems the perfect opportunity to reflect what I am grateful for.
To feel nothing but gratitude for the year to come is pretty poignant – I remember starting 2014, with feelings of dread as there was nothing to look forward towards.
The original conception of this whole blog stemmed from one small idea of a massive list of all my wants and desires in an attempt to find that hope.
That list soon refined as I learned more about myself – what was really important to me. Going further my goals and ambitions have undergone further refinement, revisions, and additions throughout the years.
So onto gratitude…
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The Internet really over complicates goal setting.
If it is not recommending the ‘best’ app to record your goals, it offers a platitude of content at the users’ disposal. Many a cunning person has exploited this, as if by applying a monetary value their advice is seen more impactful, when it is just another piece of the same old regurgitated advice from across the globe.
Here is how it should be:
- Choose how you want to record your goals.
- Come up with what you want to achieve.
- Make a plan for it and put this into practice.
- (After much effort and habit) get a result.
Continue reading “How to keep your goals simple”
“Everybody is talking about this issue, why are they not doing anything about it?”
Being an environmentalist, this was something I heard all the time at events like this.
My main issue with this statement is the assumption from the individual that environmental sustainability is everyone’s main priority. The reason they (i.e. the politicians) were not doing anything about ‘it’ was the simple fact that everybody wasn’t talking about this issue (i.e. the environment).
The environmentalist can be quick to judge those not fully behind the cause as selfish, but humans are more complicated than that, with a lack of appreciation that the average man on the street has other conflicting interests and priorities such as work, health, and their families.
Continue reading “Bubbles”
Upon undertaking the journey of self-improvement an individual typically finds they go through three stages of emotions in the quest to live a more fulfilling life.
When a decision to self-improve is made, one commits to deliberate effort addressing what they want in life; typically this comes in the form of setting goals and undertaking research to inform and inspire such as books, recordings etc.
This is a discovery stage, where everything is new and many of the ideas is all new information. The improver will have feelings of elation as they embrace the words of great minds, gaining knowledge that is ‘life-changing’.
Because of its newness goals are achieved a lot quicker usually because niggling issues, ignored for years are addressed. Tangible improvements are seen to health, wealth and social life.
You think to how you were in the past and why you didn’t take control of your life years ago. But there is a naivety as the results are only ‘quick wins’, with many bigger challenges ahead, which leads to… Continue reading “Enjoy the journey”
Today I am pleased to announce that I have done my first post my first collaboration post with Angie over at Confessions of an Awakened Youth – a blog focused on blog focuses on self-improvement, mental and physical wellness, and spirituality.
For this collaboration, we challenged ourselves to write a post on a set topic – our focus was on “Getting over the fear of failure.”
Here is my effort below. Please let me know any thoughts and comments below and don’t forgot to check out Angie’s work afterwards (link at the bottom)
Continue reading “Life Experience: a natural cure to get over fear of failure”
I have recently taken the time to update and add my ‘Where to Start’ page to the sites menu. This is a place for new and established readers alike to have a look at some of my favourite posts since I started the site in February 2014.
I have broke these down into the following areas:
- Creativity – Posts about writing, blogging and general creativity
- Health – Posts about nutrition and fitness
- Money – Posts about work and finances
- Self-Improvement – Posts about goals, mindset, habits and generally living a better life
I will probably update this page again soon. But please see a copy of the links on this page below to see if there are any posts that take an interest.
Finally thank you for continuing to read, liking and commenting on my site. I appreciate all feedback! Continue reading “The Manifesto of Perfection – Where to Start?”
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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Following in the footsteps of someone who is exceptionally talented can be a daunting and intimidating prospect.
Whether it is with work where you take on the job of someone who is described as “invaluable” “a massive loss when they left” or “did so much for us” to having family or friends who are massive successes in your own right.
This can all put a bit of pressure on you where you will just feel inadequate and maybe even think “it’s not even worth trying – I will never be as good at them!”
The temptation is to quit or just be average at best and not care what other people say. But mediocrity is not the best approach to life. There are other ways of making your own mark – even against someone who sounds like the second coming of Jesus Christ himself! Continue reading “How to make an impact when you follow in a successful person’s footsteps”
I have just come back from Rhodes, a Greek island and life there seemed so much simpler than what we have in the UK.
Rhodes – a Greek island, but nearer Turkey
The jobs seem to mostly relate to tourism (or are a byproduct created because of tourism) and as a result the people who live there work so hard in the tourist season and presumably in the off season get a chance to rest.
Continue reading “Yamas! Enjoy life like a Greek islander”