Well not yet anyway. I consume a lot of YouTube and social media content, most of which comes with comments. Something I've learnt is that reading the comments before watching the content can totally skew your view. You might not even realise that your opinion is not your own but simply a mix of the … Continue reading Don’t read the comments
A life changing perspective
A running theme throughout a lot of my posts (and what has become the baseline for this blog) is this idea of life's challenges and difficult moments having a lesson or a takeaway. Having this perspective completely changes your life. You go from things like blaming other people, being overly self critical, treating yourself unkindly … Continue reading A life changing perspective
Something to prove
Sometimes the only reason we choose to stick at something is because we have something to prove to ourselves. From the outside it might seem as though we're wasting time and money because the success isn't coming. From the inside we're just not willing to give up yet because we believe that somehow we can … Continue reading Something to prove
All ideas welcome
When you're used to doing things alone, the thought of asking other people for their input, ideas or opinion might not be so appealing. But often seeking the perspective of an outsider is much more useful than we realise. They're able to see things from a point of view that is not so easily available … Continue reading All ideas welcome
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
How do you view you?
For many people, how they value themselves comes from other people. This can be great when people are treating you well but when not so much when you’re treated poorly. You go from feeling good about yourself to not feeling good enough and because you've become reliant on other people to determine your value. It … Continue reading How do you view you?
Don’t try, just be
I think it could be said that one of the biggest things that holds us back is that we try to hard to be a specific type of way or create a certain kind of thing. Often our efforts go into emulating what we have already seen done and the way that we think or … Continue reading Don’t try, just be
How to get better at receiving feedback?
Getting feedback can be terrifying. Even if you have confidence in what you do the last thing you want is for someone else to come along and tell you that actually what you're doing isn't as good as you think it is. I think feedback is difficult to take in because we act as if … Continue reading How to get better at receiving feedback?
Getting drawn in
Some people enjoy arguing. They love it, it fuels them and they will seek it out. They're rarely interested in understanding other people or sharing what they know instead they want to dominate and they want to be right. You may find yourself often getting drawn in but by then it's too late, you've gotten … Continue reading Getting drawn in
You have to be willing to change your mind
It's more important than you might have considered. When it comes to your opinions, beliefs and life plans, you have to be willing to change your mind. You never want to be so set in your ways that you close yourself off to other options. Sometimes when you're so committed to what you know, it … Continue reading You have to be willing to change your mind