Category Archives for Personal Development

Life is a highway

I sometimes use the analogy of life being like a highway and the off ramps along the way being like distractions to our true destination or purpose. The highway is going where we want to go, but all along the route are off ramps that entice us to take them instead. We could take any […]

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Why it’s good to be uncomfortable

  Everything you do, everything you put up with, you do for a reason, you choose it. It may not make much sense or it might even be self-destructive but at some level it has a pay-off or we simply wouldn’t do it. For example we all get paid what we actually think we’re worth, […]

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Changing Habits

This picture quote from Mark Twain goes “Habit is Habit, and not be thrown out the window by any man, but rather coaxed down the stairs a step at a time” got a lot of response recently suggesting it is a common thing. (Actually I think all struggles are common, we all have them, only […]

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From Comfortably Numb To Dreaming Big Goals

Do you sometimes feel comfortably numb? How can you  get from feeling comfortably numb to dreaming big goals? 36 years ago Pink Floyd released a song called “Comfortably Numb” It became something of an anthem for me. A catch phrase for the state I desired. Yes there have been times in my life when I […]

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Your Mindset And Why It Matters

Let’s look at Your Mindset And Why It Matters. Dictionary definition “A set of beliefs or a way of thinking that determine somebody’s behaviour and outlook” Many people have this the wrong way round. They consider their outlook first, then that creates in them a feeling or emotion, then they get caught up thinking about […]

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How To Own A Happy Place

Do you have a memory of a great time in your life? It may be just one day or just a part of a day, but it was one when you felt like you could walk on water? Everything was going your way? It was like you were swimming with the flow in warm water, […]

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Patterns and Anchors

We all create patterns in our lives as we go about them. We find things that are familiar and our brain will tend to assign a meaning and a place for it and in that place it’s familiar. I’m sure you’ve had the experience of seeing someone while you’re out somewhere, and you know you […]

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Stop Managing People’s Thoughts

  Have you ever stood round the water cooler or the smoko room at work and listened to the conversation? It is almost all judgement of some sort or another; it goes on everywhere all the time. You may even be one who contributes you’re judgement on others. So what chance no-one will judge you? […]

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ARE YOU LIVING YOUR PURPOSE?

ARE YOU LIVING YOUR PURPOSE ~ AND WHY IT MATTERS A man who isn’t living his purpose may well struggle with his relationships and moods. Historically the purpose of men was based around his role as a provider and protector. Your father or grandfather was probably very much defined by the work he did. Men typically […]

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Depression and Activity

  Depression and Activity Do you sometimes feel like your life is a series of repeating events rather than an adventure? Do you ever feel depressed? The two things, depressive thoughts and sameness go hand in hand. I have never met someone who focused on having spontaneity and variety in their life who also suffered […]

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