Reasons to succeed

1 Mar

Somewhere along the way in our long and distant past, we unconsciously give ourselves reasons to fail, instead of reasons to succeed.

I say unconsciously, because I’m not sure anyone would wittingly put their name to something they thought they were going to fail at. It becomes easier for us to look for excuses and takes less time, than it does for us to work on turning our thoughts into successful deeds. A bit like a smile.

Luckily growing up as a child I never saw myself as a success or failure. I was too wrapped up in my own physical …

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Detaching onself

28 Feb

Food for thought: When we begin not to care and consciously take the emotions away from a particular problem, person or issue, we take away the element of struggle. The reason why we struggle and continue to struggle, is because we continue to carry the emotions that …

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The value of a moment

27 Feb

Something inspirational:

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.

DR SUESS

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Old at any age

26 Feb

As a child I always used to think people as they aged were more likely to have old mentalities, but years on I’m beginning to think it’s simply not true. There’s no difference between someone being 18; or being 88.

We can all learn, adapt and find new ways to move forward, or we can choose to do none of those. Our mentality and fixed ways of thinking, will always play its part in our outlook and disposition …

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We create our stress

25 Feb

If I were to tell you, we are responsible for our own stress; you’d probably laugh, point the finger at someone else or shrug my comment off altogether. You might even get cross at the sheer thought; after all, who wants to be told they are the reason for their own stress.

I’m not sure how many of us are open to the idea, yet it’s a fact this is exactly what we do. Stress is self-generated. We create and are responsible for our own stress. Although others will contribute to our …

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An Indra Nooyi quote

24 Feb

Something inspirational:

“Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different.”

INDRA NOOYI

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Health consequences

23 Feb

When we’re constantly juggling our lives around stress we will sometimes fail to look after our health; we will fail to deal with our issues and as a consequence we will fail to eat properly as we continue to spiral into what seems like a permanent emotional rut, with no motivation to pull ourselves out. The irony is that no one else is responsible for us, apart from us …

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About true friends

22 Feb

They say true friends go long periods of time without speaking and still would never question the friendship. A true friend implies the presence of the deepest connection; so why would anyone with those connections choose to go long periods of time without connecting?

The quality of any friendship will usually depend on how you’ve been brought up and whether the emphasis you had was on people or things. It’s important for anyone who wants to have true friends …

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Wisdom & experience

21 Feb

Something inspirational:

“Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is often a result of lack of wisdom.”

TERRY PRATCHETT

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Gentle reminders

20 Feb

Until my mid-thirties I struggled enormously with the things I couldn’t change and thought I would feel better when it came to parting with the people in my life who were the cause of my struggles.

Through our struggles, it stands to reason that through our children’s success, there will always be those gentle reminders that reinforce our own lack of success. Through our vision for our children, those gentle reminders will often stir up negative thoughts on what we …

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