“Those who have much are often greedy; those who have little always share. I would not a bit mind sleeping in the cool grass in summer, and when winter came on sheltering myself by the warm close-thatched rick, or under the penthouse of a great barn, provided I had love in my heart … Of… Read More Reality check . . .
I do try to be patient. I really do. But this is the dilemma – Say nothing, and the frustration builds up inside, and my beloved (a counsellor) tells me that’s not good. Say something, and my beloved hears that as criticism, negativity, impatience. The context? Helping him (yet again) with an IT challenge. … Read More Dreams can come true . . .
I couldn’t resist. Which will it be? “Monday is a sloppy umbrella day, which makes everybody a little blue. Cole, dropping by my office in the morning, wastes no time in blowing off steam. “You can TAKE this DAY and SHOVE IT where the SUN DOESN’T SHINE,” he growled. “Too late. Somebody already DID THAT.”… Read More Do you like Mondays?
“I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” Audrey Hepburn
“. . . emotional intelligence does not mean merely “being nice.” At strategic moments it may demand not “being nice,” but rather, for example, bluntly confronting someone with an uncomfortable but consequential truth they’ve been avoiding.” Daniel Goleman (Working with Emotional Intelligence)
“Some people are more certain of everything than I am of anything.” Robert Rubin (In an Uncertain World)
Oli Doyle helps us to think how we can make daily activities mindful ones. In a series of mindfulness exercises, he covers drinking a cup of tea, sitting mindfully, breath techniques, walking, eating, driving, noticing every sound . . . or thought . . . or feeling. And more besides. And for the doubters amongst… Read More What is it . . .
Stacey M Peterson writes about how to increase your chances of success. She suggests 3 steps: 1. Set aside some time to understand the reasons behind your goal 2. Break down your goal into smaller daily or weekly tasks 3. Share your goal with someone else. Read more – 3 ways to get closer to… Read More One step nearer . . .
‘Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.’ Yoda
I realise that many people are better able than me to deal with an approaching deadline. I understand it’s something to do with my personality type that I work best under the pressure of them looming over me. Douglas Adam’s quote therefore seems so apt: “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make… Read More Whoosh . . .