As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. The end of something that didn't reach it's full potential is like a kind of heartbreak. A thing with potential is the sort of thing you can convince yourself to stick at for much longer than is reasonable. You do this because you … Continue reading A good thing worth ending
What happens when things don’t go as planned?
I think that many people would like to think that they are open to change. Whether or not this is true can be easily tested. See how they react to things not going how they wanted. It turns out many of us are actually only open to change within the parameters of getting some version … Continue reading What happens when things don’t go as planned?
All good things must come to an end
When you know that something is coming to an end it can be easy to lose momentum and to lose interest. It can feel pointless to muster vigour and enthusiasm when you know that in a few weeks everything will be over. But all good things must come to an end, it's something we've all … Continue reading All good things must come to an end
Both can be true
Sometimes we choose to view life in such a simplistic way that we don't even consider that something is missing. You perceive things as good or bad and wrong or right without leaving room for flexibility. But often the truth lies somewhere in between. For example, Robin Hood was a thief which is bad but … Continue reading Both can be true
When your best isn’t good enough
In a recent post, I wrote about how sometimes your best isn't good enough. However, I think that idea requires further thought and explanation because it's not as simple as it may seem. To be told that your best isn't good enough can be a difficult pill to swallow, it can be disheartening. Your best … Continue reading When your best isn’t good enough
Focus on the good bits
It’s probably true that in almost any situation there is something negative, difficult, disheartening or unfortunate that you could focus on. And focusing on those things will rarely make you feel good so why not instead just focus on the good bits. Focus on the bits that bring you joy, make you happy and make … Continue reading Focus on the good bits
Good enough for right now
Not everything will be perfect and not everything needs to be. Sometimes all you need to do is focus on making something that is good enough for right now. Maybe, you can make it better later or maybe good enough is all that it needs to be. If that's the case, any time spent making … Continue reading Good enough for right now
Expecting the worst
Sometimes you might find yourself expecting the worst. You have this whole worst case scenario prepared in your mind that you don't even hold space for something good to happen. And so you then avoid the thing that you think will turn out badly until you can avoid it no more. But more often than … Continue reading Expecting the worst
How do you feel?
How often do you honestly say how you feel when you don't feel particularly good? It's fairly easy to talk about how happy you are, how much you're looking forward to something or how great you feel. But when it comes to saying I feel low, I feel sad or I'm not feeling my best, … Continue reading How do you feel?
If it doesn’t work out
We're often brought up to believe that risk is a bad thing. But the truth is it depends on the risk. Packing up and moving to a new city could be considered risky but it's not a bad thing. On the flipside, gambling away your savings hoping to hit the big time is risky and … Continue reading If it doesn’t work out