Is LIFE your teacher?

What lessons does life teach us? If we were asked specifically about what life has taught us, what might we say? Having given this some thought and being inspired by a colleague recently who reflected on people in his life that had played a significant part in his learning, he concluded that life was what had ultimately taught him and become the main area of his learning. He felt that the lessons he had learned and the changes he had made were a reflection that LIFE was his teacher more than a person! This led me to think about what areas in LIFE do we learn from constantly and these were two areas I felt were relevant – you may have others: Life Purpose – If we don’t have a purpose in life, goals, aspirations or a vision of where we want to be, what we want to be and

LOOK Where You’re Going!

LOOK Where You’re Going! You may have heard the quote by Oliver Wendell "It is not the position where you are standing, but which direction you are going." This has often made me think about what success means and how we can define it. If we believe that success is not the position where we stand but the direction in which we look, then how do we measure success? From this quote it sounds like success is about how we got where we got, what it took and how we worked it out along the way. Booker T Washington is quoted as saying “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.” I believe this more clearly explains how we measure our success in that it’s what we have achieved despite those challenges that

No buts….

No buts…. I love books, don’t you? Some books I read for pleasure and some I read for learning and widening my horizons. You might be the same. But! What do we do with what we have learned? Many e-books or audio books are full of amazing and helpful tips and tools to help and motivate us, to enable us to make positive changes in our lives. But! Do we follow through? Do we make those changes or do we ‘intend’ to make those changes but never do? It reminds me of going to a seminar or a workshop and coming away inspired and invigorated, revved up with a desire to take what we have heard and do something with it! Unfortunately, most of us, get back to the real world, back to our everyday lives and whilst the intention is there the energy isn’t or we forget, remembering only

No Regrets

There is a saying: “Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories” I always find it interesting that as we go through our lives experiencing the things we do, that we do tend to focus on the negatives rather than the positives. Why is this I’ve always wondered, because whether an experience is good or bad there is nearly always learning or something positive that we can take from this. Now we know that some of us are pessimists, always thinking the worst can or will happen, whereas others are optimists focusing on the positives and knowing everything will be okay in the end. This saying I feel gives reasons for any and every experience that may happen to us and almost puts them in a box. We have choices to look back on