Every successful person has a story of how they had to work hard to get where they are now. They usually talk about their determination and how giving up wasn’t an option. And sometimes, we find ourselves looking at this person and wishing we were born with their determination and self-motivation. The skill of … More 5 Ways to Stay Focused
“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.” – Denis Waitley When confronted with problems, we tend to obsessively analyse the problem. Especially if you suffer from anxiety. You keep thinking of something that went wrong and you forget … More Moving Forward
The key to living a focused life is direction. When you know what you want; a clear goal, you can steer all your energy in that direction. But when you don’t know what you want, you will mindlessly wander around. Don’t get me wrong, focusing your energy in one direction doesn’t mean you should … More Some Food for Thought
Last year taught me about the wonder of giving. I was reminded that if you want to change the world for the better, you have to change yourself first; to be the change. But what about the things I can’t change? Being the controlling person that I am, it has always been difficult to … More A focused 2018
Elke letter; elke woord is my verf. Soms gebruik ek dit om realisme uit te kerf. Soms gooi ek my emosies waaghalsig neer, sodat ek dit in abstrakte kuns kan versmeer. Elke komma; elke punt is die oomblik van hoop. Soms skep dit verwagting, help bou aan ‘n droom. Soms is dit twyfel – … More Skryf
With a new year comes new goals. And what would we humans be without new year’s resolutions? It’s what gets us going in the beginning of a new year. For me, 2017 was about giving. I didn’t know how I was going to give, as the green stuff was quite scarce. And I know … More Reflecting on 2017
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” – Neil Gaiman
– adapted from the words of Justin Palmer – Dogs never die. They don’t know how to. Yes, they get tired and very old, and their bones start to hurt, but they don’t die. If they died, they wouldn’t want to always go for a walk – even long after their bones say, “No, … More Dogs Never Die
Read Part 1: Is Being Content The Real Happy? So yes, contentment isn’t as glamorous or exciting as being in a state of euphoria. But it is warm and comforting. And life is just simpler when you are happy with what you have, instead of wishing for things you don’t have! I’m pretty convinced if … More Part 2: Is Being Content The Real Happy?
Every choice we make is with the goal to be happier. But so many times, I’ve ended up feeling disappointed. Not because I didn’t achieve my goal, but because I thought I would feel happier. Happiness is sold as the ultimate aim in life; a destination that we need to reach. But happiness is an … More Part 1: Is Being Content The Real Happy?