How Determined Are You?

You might have your own business, or you might work for an organisation. You might be retired or just starting out in your career. You might be embarking on a new venture in your life. BUT! How determined are you to do it and how do you keep being determined? Are you determined? Let’s look at what determined means. The dictionary says it’s about being strong-minded, unwavering, untiring, firm and resolute. Would you say this is you, or is this you sometimes, or only with certain things in your life? I bet you are like most of us in that you might be determined some of the time with some of the things and not with others, or that determination wavers from time to time due to other factors in our lives. There are two sayings about determination that I really like: “You’ve got what it takes – but it

Life is 10% – Reaction 90%

You’ve probably heard the saying “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it” by Charles R Swindoll? However, have you ever really thought about this in depth and how we can and do apply this in our everyday lives? I am sure you can all relate to the fact that we are made up of our experiences and those people who influenced us in our early and informative years; those people who were our role models, and those whom we thought were ‘right’! We all have good and bad days, and on the good days, if you’re like me then you might be more patient and understanding than on those real ‘bad’ days when you might feel everything has gone wrong, and you have that ‘can’t be bothered’ mindset. We might have something thing happen to us on a good day and react to

Fly Like a Butterfly Sting Like a Bee

What does the phrase fly like a butterfly sting like a bee mean? Just before entering the ring, Clay said what would become one of his most famous quotes, and a phrase used to define his fighting style: "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can't hit what the eyes can't see." What happened in the end? Clay won by a technical knockout. It seems hard to believe that our own belief systems can be changed and that our mind is powerful enough to believe in something if we tell ourselves enough. Don’t our children believe in what we tell them? What happens when our child hurts themselves? “Mummy, I’ve hurt myself”. We ‘kiss’ it better and the child skips away quite happy in the belief their hurt is now all better. Isn’t this what Muhamad Ali did? He felt that what he couldn’t see couldn’t hurt