There's a saying that goes something like, if what you're doing isn't working, do something else. It's simple enough and yet we end up making it so much more complicated. Sometimes we even complain about certain aspects our life as though we don't have the power and control to change things. And sure, we can't … Continue reading What’s the real problem?
The ‘Do It Now’ day
When you're not ready to handle something the best thing to do is to put it aside. But sometimes when you leave things for much longer than necessary and you're no longer taking the time to figure out how to manage a challenge problem, you're just avoiding it. Often once you start avoiding something it … Continue reading The ‘Do It Now’ day
The artist and the work
There is an important relationship that develops between the artist and their work. Perhaps it is more of a feeling than a relationship but the idea remains the same. I have this idea about the artist needing to gain something from what they create in order for them to value it or feel good about … Continue reading The artist and the work
Time to do nothing
I recently found myself with a problem. My initial instinct was to solve it. I found myself focusing my efforts and energy on figuring out the best solution but at the same time, I felt stuck. Then suddenly, it occurred to me that I could just do nothing. This problem was the sort of thing … Continue reading Time to do nothing
Most of us have at least one habit that we know is unhelpful, in fact perhaps you can clearly see how at times it hinders your life. However, you choose to do nothing about it. You've accepted the habit as part of who you are instead of it being something that you're open to changing … Continue reading Unhelpful habits
Why people give unsolicited advice?
When someone you care about comes to you with a problem even if they don't ask you for advice you're instinct is to help them and to make the problem go away. You tell them what you think they should do or what you think will fix the problem because you feel like it's the … Continue reading Why people give unsolicited advice?
The problem with being picked…
...is that one day you won't get picked. If the progression and pathways in your life have thus far been based on people picking you, it probably feels pretty fantastic. But, what happens when you don't get picked. When we become reliant on other people determining our fate for us, we end up feeling lost … Continue reading The problem with being picked…
Trial and error
In order to find the solution to a problem, it often takes trial and error. Sure, the first thing might work but not always. Trial and error requires you to be willing to embrace uncertainty, take risks and persevere. However, often in life we're not willing to do those things as much as we could … Continue reading Trial and error
The problem with limbo
I think it could be said that there are 2 types of limbo. The first is where you're caught between 2 options and do nothing. Instead of taking action and making a choice, you end up freezing instead. In this case it may result in life forcing your hand and you end up having to … Continue reading The problem with limbo
The problem with putting things off
One of the best things that we can do for ourselves is, do things that need to be done, instead of putting them off. Our lives would be so much easier and our stress levels would be significantly lower if only we didn't wait to get things done. Often these things to be done are … Continue reading The problem with putting things off