When you put two and two together, you’re supposed to get something straightforward, like a four. Because we know what twos are made of. Ones.
It’s easier to make sense of fours when you remember that they are just sums of twos, gotten from sums of ones. Continue reading “Understanding the ‘fours’ of complex projects”
Life has a way of surprising us when we least expect it. That’s why they are surprises; we are not thinking about it, we are not expecting it right now. It just seems to happen out of the blue. Sometimes, they are pleasant, other times, they meet us at the worst possible time.
You see the pleasant ones? They’re the little joys that sprinkle everyone’s life and reminds them they are not mere cogs in the wheel of time; that they matter, that something, or someone, out there is watching out for them. That they are not destined to be doomed, no matter how tough and unpleasant the majority of their life is. Continue reading “Hope”
Immediately he said those words, he realised things would never be the same with them, ever again. The look in her eyes said it all. Her wide eyes and dropped jaws gave a pretty accurate image of what he imagined went on in her head.
“You don’t mean that,” she said.
“I couldn’t be more serious,” he told her. The cat was out of the bag now, no point hiding from the fact. Continue reading “A Case Of A Bad Break”
Do what you said you were going to do.
That way, you are teaching yourself that you can trust yourself because you can count on yourself to keep your word.
That’s one of the best things you can do for yourself. You’re always teaching others what you deserve from them by the things you do and by what standard you hold yourself to. If you can’t count on yourself to be there for yourself and to show up, why should others take you any serious?
In the same vein…
Learn to reward yourself for good things you do, for your accomplishments and for keeping your word.
You’re your number fan. Just as you can be your greatest enemy.
I’m a follower of Seth’s Blog so I’m pretty used to his style of writing which is also evident in his books I’ve read. To me, his works come with a personal touch, like you have a mentor instructing you one on one. Continue reading “Book Review: Linchpin by Seth Godin”
Sometimes, this has stopped us from doing our very best because we believe even if we are not able to finish what we’ve started, or accomplish what we set out to, it’s the thought that counts and it should be appreciated.
But if the thought counts, the action counts ten times more. And if you can get ten times the appreciation for something, why not get it?
The thought only counts when you cannot otherwise make the action count more.
…is something Medium says when you highlight a part of a Medium post and someone who follows you finds it interesting enough to also highlight it.
It’s the same with life even though most times no one thanks us. People are watching you and they are mostly not even aware of it. But they are watching. And the things you do, the things you share, the things you condemn, they see it and it affects them. It helps shape their thinking and impacts their life more than you know and more than they realise.
So today, ask yourself, “What am I elevating?”