Recently I had the pleasure of running the No Ego Challenge, a delightful five mile trail race that starts at 6.30pm. Because of this noticeable caveat, it is pitch black, therefore a head torch is not a luxury, but a must to run.
As it was my first race in almost two years, No Ego was a new challenge, where I couldn’t predict how I would perform.
The darkness was a unique challenge making it difficult to see what was underfoot and I had fresh concerns about old injuries wondering if my plantar fasciitis coming back to bite me in the… foot.
The good news is I am writing this post, so I returned and am not still wondering about Dalby Forest lost. No Ego was a race where I learned about the importance of mental grit. Continue reading “No ego, No quit, No hate”
Many of us setting goals severely underestimate the value of our potential and our ability to aim higher.
By the low expectations we have and the lack of self-belief in ourselves mean we are living a life of constant underachievement.
We seethe in the corner as people we perceive as ‘arrogant’ get all the breaks – all the power, all the wealth and all the success. We dwell on those people – and think “they haven’t paid their dues.” But the over confident have something in common, which we can learn from – the ability to aim higher.
It’s time to stop selling ourselves short.
Continue reading “Aim Higher”
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”.
This post was originally posted on April 2014
Additional note: It’s interesting to go back through my old posts to see how my writing has changed, reading it can be a bit embarrassing but I guess it shows I have changed and evolved…
Life is short, some people choose to waste their free time doing much of nothing, others spend free time on interesting hobbies, improving themselves and developing skills that they can use later in life.
Here are the five habits you should be doing:
Continue reading “Habits you should adopt”
Self-limiting beliefs are the biggest hindrance to our true potential.
When you have goals, or you just want to get something done, the first battle often is fighting against these beliefs, which can sometimes use a lot of the motivation that would actually be better used to get the task done.
Continue reading “Be your crowd”
Fēijī – it means Airplane in Mandarin Chinese.
When I was at University we had the option to do an additional language course on top of the regular degree. As it was evening study the courses weren’t too popular as most students were too busy getting drunk. But studying Business it seemed logical to learn Mandarin. Continue reading “Fēijī”
Trying to Passing my driving test, exposed me to some of the worst advice I ever received.
“You’ve failed your test, just book straight back onto it…”
this didn’t consider that I should reflect where I went wrong or find a better teacher – this resulted in a waste of time and money.
A Pattern of Failure…
The first time I took my driving test, it was a disaster. I had got myself all worked about passing my test that I was shaking before I even started. Continue reading “Learning how to drive”
My lack of progress in the job market has partly been down to my own fault, as I gradually developed an apathy to getting a better job around the time I started writing this blog.
But in my defense the last 10 years career was has been a lot of let downs and disappointments, which made me feel burnt out. Because of this I decided to focus on making other areas of my life better – which I did.
These improvements spurred on my decision to get a new job before my next birthday. Now that I have a new job, I have been reflecting – It has taken me about 10 years to progress into an advanced position.
And my aspirations began in 2005…. Continue reading “10 years later…”