If you are human, 😂😂😂😂 you’ve probably thought about giving up at least once or twice or daily or ….
Sometimes it does seem like what you want to do is impossible. There are so many obstacles in the way that just thinking about them is tiring.
This is the time to remind yourself that you’ve got this. You can do this!
And if after you’ve given your best, it still doesn’t work out, learn from the experience and move on. Be strong and keep believing.
I used to work with a man who came to work everyday wearing a look of boredom. It was hung permanently on his face. It would take him ten times as long to finish a task. He didn’t have any enthusiasm whatsoever other than to moan about what wasn’t working. He wasn’t motivated to find any solutions to challenges. He wasn’t moved by any new developments. Yet, everyday he came to work. He showed up but he wasn’t there.
I don’t want to be that guy. Neither should you.
Find your passion and do more and more of it until you can do it all the time.
Life is simply too short.
When working hard towards a goal, we often forget the seemingly little victories along the way.
Sure you haven’t got the new job yet but you’ve secured a couple of interviews. You haven’t hit your weight loss target but you are now eating healthily. You need more customers but you’ve built up a substantial mailing list.
As long as we have life, there is always something worth celebrating.
For many Christians around the world, Easter is the season of hope. It symbolises victory over darkness and a new beginning.
As I meditated on what hope means to me, I thought of power. The power to overcome my limitations. The power to believe there is light at the end of the tunnel. The power to find the strength within. In the absence of hope, there is a sickness of heart.
With hope, the possibilities are endless. We must do all we can to keep hope aflame in our hearts.
You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. —Christopher Columbus
The fringe benefits of living the life you want are fulfillment, joy, fun, satisfaction and a little pinch of smugness that signals you did it! 🙌🙌🙌. Discover your passion and what makes you happy. Then stay in your lane and work smart.
As I was leaving for the school run yesterday, I realised I had no change for parking. So I asked my daughter to raid her piggy bank (she was poorly so staying home) and she willingly gave me fifty pence.
I like to get there fifteen minutes early because due to loads of road works in the area, there is limited parking. As I approached the school, I found a spot round the corner. About 600 yards away from the school. I should have been happy but ever-optimistic me was not satisfied. Perhaps there could be a space right in front of the school. I looked round and saw that there were at least three parking spaces where I was. I took a calculated risk and
decided to go for it. As I left, I saw a parking warden approaching and drove off.
Just as I had hoped, there was one parking spot opposite the school gate but it looked a bit small. As I drove past, I realised that I could fit in it so I quickly did a U-turn before someone else usurped my prized spot. Driving towards it, I noticed a taxi driver ahead of me and in my way. I had seen him parked behind me at the spot round the corner. I assumed he was avoiding the parking warden and I waited for him to pass so I could park. He slowed down (which was odd) and remained in my way which was now looking even odder. As he drove near me he gestured for me to wind down my window. As I did, he offered me his parking ticket which was for another fifty minutes. I was gobsmacked. He must have assumed I was avoiding the parking warden too. I could only mutter, “that’s really kind of you” and offered my thanks. I kept staring at the ticket like it was a million dollar note. I felt like I just won the lottery.
It only saved me 50p but I just felt …. perhaps after the disillusionment of the bombings in Brussels, I just felt like humans still have a great capacity to be kind.
Would love to hear any stories about the kindness of strangers you may have.
When faced with an obstacle, it’s always worth taking a step back and give yourself time to breathe. It’s amazing what a fresh pair of eyes can do the morning after or the perspective of valued counsel. 99% of the time, there’s a way round it. The 1% is the exception.
When all is said and done, we would have lived a vain life if all our work and accomplishments does nothing to enhance the life of another.
Millions of people around the globe have lost their homes and valuables due to war, natural disasters, bankruptcy, etc.
Funny how we rarely hear that they miss their car, clothes or TV. It’s a good night’s sleep, food, photographs and memories that is often mentioned.
Spring is an opportunity to declutter and lose all those unnecessary things we hold on to. Are there clothes you can hand down to someone else or give to charity? How about all that paperwork? Do your kids really need all those toys? Are we hoarding too much? Just a thought.