Things don’t always turn out as we expected them to. The place we find ourselves at doesn’t necessarily match the dreams and aspirations we held dear at the start of the journey. Expectation and reality can often be poles apart. But that’s no excuse for abandoning positivity. A satisfying day starts with a positive mindset. What
The pursuit of perfection is encouraged by those who would most profit from it…the salesman with a product to sell; the charlatan with an idea to market; the egotist with needs to be met. At every turn we’re being pushed to be bigger or smaller, stronger or weaker, more powerful or more vulnerable. We’re told that we should
Compromise is an awkward and often uncomfortable necessity for those who seek to live a harmonious life. One of the great difficulties many people face as they make their way through life is encountering people whose beliefs and practices are at odds with their own. Stress and anxiety are the products of such encounters but stress
The first step towards achieving happiness is to decide to be happy. That decision can be life-changing. But the decision itself is only the start of the journey. Sad people become happy people through a process. There are no quick fixes. True happiness is something that involves a fixed connection between head and heart…and it’s
One of the most difficult truths that we must all inevitably accept is that there are many things beyond our control and influence. There are situations and events that will remain unchanged despite the amount of worry, stress and anxiety we allot to them. What we would prefer is not necessarily what we will get; what
When it comes to the complicated issue of comparative worthiness, we should brace ourselves for disappointment. There will always be someone who is smarter, richer, better looking, more talented and more able. Fuelled by unrealistic expectations and driven by unrealised dreams, it’s not too difficult to identify gaps in our personal and working life…those places where achievements
Rash decisions are often regretted. It’s rare that a choice made on the run is a wise choice. Short-term satisfaction without the consideration of long-term implication can be a mistake that increases in magnitude as time passes. Over-thinking can also be an error. Delayed decisions can result in missed opportunities. Snoozers are losers. The objective should
We all have things in our lives that we want to change; things that disappoint us; things that we know could be better; things that fall short of our expectations. Worst of all can be the things that fall short of our perceived expectations of others. The good news is that change is possible…but not always.