Tag Archives: achievement

Cues, routines and rewards: use the habit loop to help you succeed

‘There’s one other thing I’d like to talk about,’ said Peter (not his real name) towards the end of his coaching session. ‘It sounds daft really but I feel like I’m drinking too much coffee.’ ‘Okay, what’s making that an … Continue reading

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What is success?

I was one of those swotty kids at school who focused on the 4% I missed out on rather than the 96% score I achieved. I would gloss over the achievement and wonder what on Earth I thought I was playing … Continue reading

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Isn’t it a bit of a risk?

I walk past this sign above a fire alarm in my office building several times a day and yet for some reason the other day it really caught my attention so I snapped a quick pic on my phone. Later … Continue reading

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Mind the gap

You know how certain recorded phrases you hear time and time again become embedded in your memory, so much that you can even hear the intonation in your head when you see the words written down? Some of mine include … Continue reading

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How not to throw

Recently, we went for a walk along a riverbank. It was a beautiful day and the crystal clear water sparkled in the sunlight. It was a very fast-flowing river and as I watched, twigs and leaves swirled in the water, … Continue reading

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Take some time to celebrate

‘If we took a holiday Took some time to celebrate Just one day out of life It would be, it would be so nice’ It’s not often I quote Madonna but this song has been buzzing around in my brain … Continue reading

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Why I need to be more like a toad

Earlier this week, I watched the second episode of the BBC’s ‘Wonders of Life’. The UK’s figurehead of physics, Professor Brian Cox, explored how our senses have evolved and how that process has piqued our curiosity and possibly even led … Continue reading

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