Day nineteen of the 20/20 success story – gratitude is the beginning

The beginning of a life liberated from resentment, pettiness, depressed mood and antagonising others. Sure, not something we can all achieve naturally. We need to practise our gratitude, intentionally. However, the reward for doing so is to free our minds to focus on what is most important, now and in the future. Gratitude is related … Read more Day nineteen of the 20/20 success story – gratitude is the beginning

Day eighteen of the 20/20 success story – endurance is the secret

The secret of success, is having the endurance, the persistence, the resilience, to never give up on the targeted goal. At least while such a goal remains safe to pursue. No recklessness, stupidity or bloody-mindedness but just an unrelenting determination to keep going. Even with rests in-between. To sleep, to re-fuel, to check the calibration … Read more Day eighteen of the 20/20 success story – endurance is the secret

Day seventeen of the 20/20 success story – compassion is the answer

The answer to building better relationships, in partnerships, and across families, communities and nations. Genuine care for people who are disadvantaged or are temporarily experiencing emotional grief or anxiety. Doing the opposite of exploiting people at a time of their vulnerability for another’s personal gain. Instead to rise-up as an honourable person and support a … Read more Day seventeen of the 20/20 success story – compassion is the answer

Day sixteen of the 20/20 success story – wisdom as the end game

The wisdom to know the difference, between what we can change, and what we cannot (derivation from “Serenity Prayer”). Living life mindfully with emotional intelligence and substantial capacity to delay gratification. Learning sooner that youthful energy is only helpful if directed toward considered actions. Knowing that there is still so much more to know. Being … Read more Day sixteen of the 20/20 success story – wisdom as the end game

Day fifteen of the 20/20 success story – grief is healthy

Grief is inevitable as we live our lives. As I may say to my clients, the longer you shall live, the more grief you shall experience. But sometimes, perhaps all too often, there are people who strive to avoid their grief. Deny it. Think they must suppress it. Or take substances to dampen grief’s physical … Read more Day fifteen of the 20/20 success story – grief is healthy

Day fourteen of the 20/20 success story – going slow to be fast

Less is more. A stitch in time saves nine. Start with the end in mind. Slow and steady wins the race. And other cliches. Getting it right first time saves time by minimising re-work and wastage, and achieves earlier deployment or completion At a neurological level, such scenarios are epitomised by mindfulness practices. Certainly, there … Read more Day fourteen of the 20/20 success story – going slow to be fast

Day thirteen of the 20/20 success story – in awe of humility

These are confusing times. There is fake news and disinformation. Opinion is equated to evidence-based knowledge. Arrogance is misinterpreted as ability. Marketing is projected as truthful via devious public relations efforts. Celebrities are worshipped for their popularity and so afforded undeserved authority and credibility. Politicians lie by omission and so mislead. Meanwhile, we can feel … Read more Day thirteen of the 20/20 success story – in awe of humility

Day twelve of the 2020 success story – lead by giving

We are all in this together. We are all ‘in the same boat’, on the same planet, mostly sharing the same goals, of survival first, then opportunities to live our lives in constructive and peaceful ways. Yet sometimes we lose this focus, in the interests of the individual, and while short term imperatives may be … Read more Day twelve of the 2020 success story – lead by giving

Day eleven of the 20/20 success story – appreciate diversity

The differences make the whole special. Diverse personalities contributing a breadth of ideas, diversity in coping strategies assisting adaptability and survival, diverse skills making up a successful team, diversity in nutritional components supporting the differential requirements of an organism, and so much more. Diversity is fun, is interesting, is helpful and useful to the overall … Read more Day eleven of the 20/20 success story – appreciate diversity