GIVE UP! Just give up! Isn't it the logical thing to do? When you've tried and tried... and tried. At some point you have to call it. In my overactive imagination even giving up has a dramatic visual story. Cue lights: Burgundy hues on a man lying in the middle of a deserted road. A … Continue reading Just give up?!
I’ve often attended events for either business networking, leadership forums and panel discussions on a variety of topics. I enjoy hearing people’s stories, exposing myself to different perspectives and views on certain topics, and also learning in the process. Most of the time, I will find a few people to chat with, or spark up … Continue reading You! Yes, you
I've been pondering what happens while we wait for results. What happens when the fun seemingly runs out? Having met my daily targets, and crept slightly closer to the goal, I've been merrily rerouting excuses and busting along with time when Boredom decided to walk in. Boredom is Excuses' cousin and so his presence was … Continue reading Water your dreams
Yesterday I went to gym in my pyjamas. I had decided to give in to the long to do list, and I was sitting on the couch, watching my last program before bed; having resigned myself to the fact that, well, I’d make up for it somehow. The excuses had seemingly won, and having had … Continue reading Gym for who?
The psychology of willpower, self-control and self-discipline is one littered with various perspectives. I’m a 30-day challenge person myself but know that despite the fact that it kickstarts momentum and gives me a set program to follow, it often doesn’t last past day 6, or maybe even day 11. …and when I do complete … Continue reading Discipline pills
"Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath" Michael Caine Watching the ducks in the pond outside my home gliding across the water, I came to realize that sometimes in life we need to just continue flapping furiously underneath to keep things going. It seems as … Continue reading Like a duck!
Sitting in the back seat of the Uber listening to “So good to me” by Chris Malinchak I’m transported back to my years in teaching when marimba band practice took place at the back of the hall. This after numerous negotiations with the school administration for a suitable venue with minimal noise interference. Beginners and … Continue reading Deriving motivation from the past
I’m not much of a risk taker and generally you’ll find me in the aisle marked ‘indecision’, so when we announced we were moving, you can imagine the shocked responses we received. The other thing I’m not very good at is announcements. For me there are three kinds of people when it comes to … Continue reading “Parting is such sweet sorrow…”
The sun has been shining for days now, and yet when the rumbling of thunder comes, it is not dread but relief that awakes, as the rain comes to cleanse...
I’ve been spending so much time trying to decide what to write about next, a whole 6 months of thinking, drafting, deleting, reviewing and then, no that’s not good enough. And in the midst of uhming and ahhing; today during an enlightening meeting I realised that what was on my heart was important enough to … Continue reading …months in the making