Three Words for a New Year

A very wise person introduced me to the concept of picking three words as my theme for the New Year rather than setting New Year’s resolutions. I did this for 2019 and really worked for me so I am doing it again for 2020 and I’d like to pass on the concept to you. The challenge with New Year’s resolutions is that we often set challenging goals that are black and white i.e. we succeed or fail. There is no grey. Often they require significant changes to our routines and habits and the reality is that most of us have […] Read more

Your beliefs become your thoughts – do you know what they are?

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” ― Gandhi Some of you will be familiar with this quote by Mahatma Gandhi. Some of you will have heard other variants of it for example in the recent excellent book by Marie Forleo – Everything is Figureoutable. The variants often end the quote differently but they all start with “your beliefs become your thoughts”. Thoughts then go on to drive our feelings, our actions, our habits and our results. All […] Read more

Thinking Differently – Paint & Prattle

Often we can get stuck in a cycle of repetitive thinking. We have a problem that we are trying to solve and we just keep trying to do the same thing over and over again. Does that sound familiar? We are probably all aware of the famous quotation “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”. Until I researched this blog (yes I do research them!) I thought that was written by Einstein – apparently it wasn’t and first appeared in a 1983 novel but regardless of where it came […] Read more

Begin with the end in mind – Tips to achieve your goals

Anyone familiar with Stephen Covey’s seminal book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People will know that Habit #2 is Start with the End in Mind. It’s a habit that could help you achieve your goals. I’m not going to attempt to paraphrase his work but there are a few key points I want to highlight: Beginning with the end in mind means being clear about who you want to be and where you want to go. You need to set goals that are aligned with your values and life purpose You need to complete your mental creation before you focus […] Read more

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