Its-a-wild-world-that-weSeriously, it’s crazy out there.

The world is an unpredictable place, full of constant and incessant change.

It waits for no person and cannot be controlled.

So what person is expected to thrive in such a world?

The person who tries to play it safe?

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The-indefatigable-one-isThe indefatigable one is tireless.

Relentless.

Persistent.

Unstoppable.

The indefatigable one is never defeated.

Never broken.

Never without hope.

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Today-was-the-worst-dayThis remarkable poem was written recently by high school student Chanie Gorkin, from Brooklyn, New York.

I hope that you like it:

Today was the worst day ever

And don’t try to convince me that

There’s something good in every day

Because when you take a look,

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If-you-cant-take-theThere’s an old saying that, “if you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.”

The inference is that when life gets tough, it’s time to escape, to run away, to avoid the pain.

It’s the way so many people live, but is it the most resourceful?

I remember as a teenager, I used to work at an aged care facility on weekends, helping to serve meals and clean the dishes.  I had to use one of those large commercial dishwashers and when I first started working there, I could hardly touch the dishes when they first came out. because they were so hot.

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Youre-better-off-makingEvery now and then, during my morning shower, my befuddled mind can’t remember whether or not I’ve shampooed my hair.

I stand there looking confused, deciding whether or not to risk doing it again (which seems like a waste of time), or risk not doing it at all.

I suspect that there are other (far more important) things in life that we should be doing, but we’re not sure if we already have.

So, if you’re not sure whether or not you’ve told your spouse and kids that you love them and are proud of them, play it safe and do it again.

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Put-yourself-in-aOne of the books that I’m currently reading is Bill Bryson’s brilliantly funny “A Walk in the Woods.”

Before he set out on his adventure along the Appalachian Trail that is the subject of the book, he described his situation as, “exciting and daunting, mostly daunting.”

I could certainly relate to this as I’ve had those feelings a few times myself.

Before launching my business, having kids, getting married, even when I first started this blog and every time I speak to groups, I felt excited and daunted, but mostly daunted.

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By-myself-I-believe-thatThere are times when the obstacles in front of me look intimidating, but you give me a hand to clamber over them.

I hope that I do the same for you.

There are times when I wonder if it’s worth the effort to change the world, but you remind me that it is and show me how.

I hope that I do the same for you.

There are times when I’m feeling low, but you cheer me up and make me laugh.

I hope that I do the same for you.

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Dont-waste-a-day-andIt seems like yesterday when I launched my business full-time.

That was over two and a half years ago.

It seems like yesterday when our twins were born.

That was seven and a half years ago.

It seems like yesterday when our oldest son was born.

That was over ten years ago.

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Do-you-take-dictation-orThe remaining pages of your life, career and circumstances are yet to be written, and chances are that if you don’t take charge and write the script yourself, others will do it for you.

Their intentions for your life may be noble, but the outcome won’t be as satisfying unless you take responsibility for your future.

No one else can read your dreams.

No one else can maximise your talent.

No one else can tick off your bucket list.

And your life goals and aspirations can’t be achieved while you’re spending all of your energy on someone else’s.

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If-you-keep-looking-youI can be accused of being a bit absent-minded sometimes.  I get lost in my own little world and forget what I was doing, which means that I am often looking for things around the house or office, not sure where I left them last.

My keys, my wallet, my phone, whatever it is, I have to keep looking for them until I find them or I won’t even be able to leave the house.

However, there are other, less tangible things that I think all of us should be looking for on a daily basis and if we are able to stay focused in our search, I believe that they can make a massive difference to our quality of life and level of success.

Here are 10 things you should never stop looking for: Read the rest of this entry »

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