Tag Archives: motivation

How do you define success?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘success’ thus: The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. The attainment of fame, wealth, or social status. A person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains fame, wealth, etc. The media certainly suggests to … Continue reading

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Would you aim to be a zero?

Have you ever read something that is so counter-intuitive that you have to go back and read it again? That happened to me recently whilst reading Chris Hadfield‘s book ‘An astronaut’s guide to life on Earth‘. Chapter nine is entitled … Continue reading

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If ‘fitting in’ is your goal, don’t read this

Hold onto your hats, readers, big news coming. When I was a child, I occasionally did stuff wrong. I know, shocking news, huh? Not only did I do stuff wrong, I blamed someone else for leading me astray – ‘she … Continue reading

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Trimming your sails – time for a half year review

‘I feel like I’m working really hard but I’m not getting to where I want to be,’ said Mark (name has been changed). ‘It’s a bit like when I’m sailing and we need to trim the sails.’ I’ve been on one … Continue reading

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Job crafting: finding meaning in our work

An old story goes like this: Once a traveller came across three stonemasons, all chipping away at huge blocks of stone. He asks the first one what he is doing. ‘It’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? I’m cutting stone. And to … Continue reading

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Is ‘why’ a dangerous word or a useful tool?

I’m delighted that readership of this blog has grown lately and I hope that you are all finding the content here to be thought-provoking, useful and inspiring. There are almost 300 posts on the blog now and it occurs to me … Continue reading

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From August 2011: What makes you come alive?

I’m taking a screen break for a couple of weeks so am bringing you a couple of August archive posts – this week, it’s the turn of What makes you come alive? There’s no denying the fact that we are … Continue reading

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