Tag: Taking responsibility

“Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you (part 2)

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about discovering the quote in the title, being enthused by it, and subsequently getting ready to smash through a lengthy to-do list during a recent week off work. I also wrote about how I didn’t come close to getting through that list to the extent that I’d hoped …

“Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you (part 1)

A rare short post this week. “Hurray”, I hear you cry. “Thank God for that”, I also hear a few of you shout. “For once, he’s getting to the crux of the issue rather than rambling on like an inane loon”, I hear an honest handful of you say. I saw the quote below earlier …

Do you listen to talk or listen to listen?

Something I’ve noticed more and more over recent years is that most people listen to talk rather than listen to listen. Confused? Let me try to explain. In any conversation, it’s vitally important to give the other person our undivided attention. To be genuinely interested in what they are saying and take in every word. …

Coronavirus and increased anxiety due to my general health

In previous blog posts, I’ve written a few times about the British media and my view that most media channels hone in on bad news rather than good as keeping a nation anxious and fearful (to varying degrees) ensures continued sales of newspapers and significant viewing figures. I feel a delicate balance is needed in …

Taking ownership

Having just returned home following a 2-week holiday, I am in a contemplative mood. I spent a lot of that time thinking about what I want from life and what I need to do to achieve my objectives. I’ve already taken some significant steps this year, not least starting this blog, though I still have …