Farewell … and don’t come back anytime soon!

If only it were that simple. If only we could rid ourselves of this pandemic as if it were a defined enemy, that could simply retreat, surrender or agree to a genuine ceasefire. Sadly, we are dealing with an invisible enemy, that is clandestine, cunning and agile. Humans provide such an extensive network of communication … Read more Farewell … and don’t come back anytime soon!

Time to shine and support one another

Unprecedented. Unchartered waters. Fear of the unknown. The moral dilemma of choosing between long-term utilitarian objectives and saving lives of the vulnerable in the short-term. The desire to sustain social cohesion while many activate their primal instincts and panic. We seek to be civilised but self-interest looms large. Aiming to increase our tolerance for the … Read more Time to shine and support one another

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