life lessons

Why failing makes you a winner

What is your tolerance for failure? Would you say it is high, medium or low? Cast your mind back to the last time you failed to get something you wanted Or failed to reach a goal. How many times did you try before you gave up? Once, twice … five times? NOW Imagine, if you…

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Don’t let ‘you’ ruin your day

How long do you hold a grudge for? How long do you stay stressed and frustrated or angry when someone annoys you or life isn’t going your way? For most people the answer can be … Quite a long time.Too long, most likely. But did you know that scientific evidence shows That the life span…

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How to change your day with a smile

Can you remember the last time a friend shared a really great joke or funny story? How you laughed together, How you slapped your sides, How your eyes watered, And your tummy muscles hurt? And then, when you walked away from that moment, How your mood felt a little lighter, How your day seemed that…

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Are you the elephant or the mahout?

Striving for anything worthwhile takes a lot of effort. It can be hard, and even unpleasant, work at times. Inevitably on the journey towards any goal There are going to be moments when you just want to STOP. Never is this more apparent to me than when I am training for an endurance event. I…

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Wanting what you already have

We humans are so difficult to satisfy. We always want what we don’t yet have. We are always looking over our shoulder,  or over the fence,  or these days flicking through endless pictures on Insta or Facebook To see what everybody else is up to To see what everybody else has To check up on…

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What’s playing at your theatre?

I love this quote from Mark Twain…. ” I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened”  It makes me smile at how crazy we human beings can be sometimes. We all do it though, don’t we? ……. Create incredible, elaborate dramas in our heads, About all the unfortunate…

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Dreams, deadlines and running a bath.

It’s Sunday night, It has been a long, and good weekend And I have just started to run a bath.  I am very much looking forward to taking a few moments for myself. I am pretty tired. But I still have this Monday Mindset post to write. I have been putting it off all weekend.…

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No Better Time Than… NOW

When is the right time to follow your dreams? When is the right time to start ticking off those items on your bucket list? When is the right time to start living the life you want to live? For most people the answer is “One day”, “When I have the time.” “When the kids grow…

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Misinterpreting Intentions – Hanlon’s Razor

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity ~ Hanlon’s Razor How often do you think you jump to the wrong conclusions about people? I know I do it all the time. We all do. We attribute meaning to people’s every action – that is how we make sense of the world and…

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