For the past year, you’ve set yourself a habit working towards that goal to achieve that thing you really want. And after all that time working through the challenges and setbacks, you’ve finally done it! So why do you feel so down and disappointed with the end result? Why do I feel so down now … Continue reading Feel Disappointed After Achieving a Goal?: Try this…
What Learning Mandarin Taught Me About Persistence
“John, what is the word for mouse?” Teesside John, pauses, he’s sat behind me in the lecture hall so I don’t actual get to see his body language, but I sense his discomfort as he stumbles to try and answer a question he doesn’t actually know the answer to. The sound of his voice stutters, … Continue reading What Learning Mandarin Taught Me About Persistence
Massive Goal Achieved – Why Am I Disappointed?
“The first day of your new life…” Sickness rages in my stomach. Today I start a new job, something done many times before – but this time it’s different. There was no night before ritual of laying out my suit, checking train times or packing my bag. Instead, I’m looking out the window waiting for … Continue reading Massive Goal Achieved – Why Am I Disappointed?
You are your friends
This post was originally posted in March 2015 and has been reposted to illustrate some of the work I am writing on Medium.com. "Birds of a feather flock together" Friends are the biggest influence in our lives, even more than family. If you don't believe me, look at many school reports for badly behaved children. They … Continue reading You are your friends
Everyone could potentially be a leader
I was reading a book on leadership, when someone remarked "Aspiring to be a manager are we..." There still seems to be a wide confusion between being a leader and being in charge. So to put it clearer - you may call yourself a manager or the boss - but that doesn't mean you are … Continue reading Everyone could potentially be a leader
My Hell – 1 year on
It was almost a year ago when I was heading up for a crash and my life took a turn for the worse and I thought there was no escape. I even wrote a post about it called My Hell. I was truly in a sorry state - I was in no fit condition to … Continue reading My Hell – 1 year on
Friends and Self-Improvement
"Birds of a feather flock together" Friends are the biggest influence in our lives, even more than family. If you don't believe me, look at many school reports for badly behaved children. They will be full of things like: He is a good person, he's just in the wrong crowd.,,,, She has potential but her … Continue reading Friends and Self-Improvement
Fix it! – Bike Maintenance Course review
As part of my drive to fix my bike and cycle it regularly, I decided that I would improve my skills so I felt confident to make basic repairs on my bike. I typed in Bike Maintenance course into Google and came up with the Fix it! class run by the people at Evans Cycles. So … Continue reading Fix it! – Bike Maintenance Course review
How many notepads does a blog writer need?
It's my first real effort at getting rid of some of my stuff and compared to previously I have decided to be more pragmatic in how I choose to clear my possessions out. I may need this one day... "How many notepads does a blog writer need?" I think, as I clear out a draw full … Continue reading How many notepads does a blog writer need?