Why Achievement Can Be A Disappointment.

We know that when we achieve things we should pause and take a moment to reflect upon and celebrate our achievements. It’s a great idea and we know that doing so is a neat idea.
However, the reality is that it even when we do achieve great things, is all too easy for us to spend so much time and energy focusing on what we have not achieved rather than what we have achieved!

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Who Are You Doing It For?

I was speaking recently with a friend and we got to talking about hobbies, things that we do purely for our own enjoyment and pleasure.  Now, this friend likes to indulge in his artistic side but he confessed that he found he was not getting the enjoyment he had expected from his hobby.  After we…

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Overcome anger with forgiveness

Sometimes people make us angry, and we find it hard to let go of that anger; it burns away inside of us, growing and eating away. Yet by allowing that person to make us angry, we are giving them power over us which does not serve us well. It is unhealthy and it harms us. But how can we overcome that anger?

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Success : Going For Your Gold

With the Olympics underway with the best of the best pushing themselves even further for success, what can we learn from these athletes which will help us to boost our own success?

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Assumptions – the sure-fire way to sabotage your confidence.

“Never assume, for it makes an ASS out of U and ME.” – Anon. For reasons which are not worth going into right now, my back garden lawn is currently massively overgrown, the tallest bits of grass reaching 3 feet (or 1 meter, depending upon your measurement unit of choice!).  Finally I decided it was…

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The key to empowerment.

I have found that empowerment in life is about simply looking at what is happening for you instead of what is happening to you. – Anon. When my job was made redundant and I found myself out of work with only 3 days notice of it happening, it would have been very easy to react…

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Confidently… wrong?

How we react when we now with certainty we are right (even though we may be wrong) can reveal an interesting insight into ourselves.

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Celebrate the past, don’t mourn it.

How often do we catch ourselves dwelling on the past and focusing on regrets, mourning for the good times we have lost, the nice things which have gone, the friendships we no longer have?
If only there was a better way…

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If you fail to try, you fail.

For too many of us, the prospect of failing is so negative that we would rather not try something than try and risk failing. But in doing so, all we do is guarantee we won’t succeed, instead of opening ourselves up to the greatest learning opportunities we can have…

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