It's time for a bit of a change on my blog again - another step in the process of refining it into whatever it is that it's meant to be. Over the few years that I've had this blog, it's been a number of things. Firstly, it was a place for me to publish quite … Continue reading Pruning back
The other day, I blogged about the importance of having a simple and compelling vision to direct everything you do in life. So what's mine? Well when I take a look at everything I do in life, in my work, at home, in my sports hobbies and pastimes, it's quite a diverse range of responsibilities. … Continue reading So what’s my vision?
What's your purpose, your mission or your vision? What is it that guides the actions you choose to take and the direction you move towards everyday? I greatly admire the work of American author and speaker Simon Sinek. Reading (several times) his seminal work "Start With Why" has been a game-changer for me in beginning … Continue reading A clear vision?
A little while ago I wrote this short piece. It wasn't intended to be poetry and I wouldn't really presume to call it such. It was inspired largely by how I was feeling at the time, but also by one of my favourite actual poems "The Road Less Travelled" by Robert Frost. Especially the last … Continue reading The road less travelled
The Apostle Paul wrote: "I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength." Philippians 4:12-13 (NLT) What he meant was … Continue reading Joy
An important note to begin with: What follows is not meant to apply to people suffering from depression or similar mental health conditions. As anyone who has lived with such an illness (or someone with one) knows, you can't simply cheer yourself up under those circumstances. OK onward... As I blogged yesterday, motivationally speaking, I … Continue reading Choose your mood – Part 2
Recently, I've been really inspired by the ultrarunner, writer and podcaster Rich Roll. To have gone as he did from 40 and desperately unfit, to a plant-fuelled world-class ultrarunner is an utterly compelling story. Suitably inspired, last night I set myself the goal of getting up early this morning and going for a run. I … Continue reading Choose your mood (or getting out of bed the wrong side)
The hard yards. Those last few reps. From Gethsemane to Calvary. The final mile. The last half-hour. Where the pain is, Where the struggle is, But where the growth is. Will you grow or quit? Will you be like Ali and: "Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a Champion" Comfort or the … Continue reading The hard yards
I get my hair cut by a guy in town named Joey. Joey runs a small barber’s shop – just himself and a colleague – and I pay him more than half again what it would cost me anywhere else. And do you know what? I’m happy to! Why do I do that? Well for … Continue reading What difference do you bring?
I've changed the name and address of my blog. It's been a while coming, but for a long time now I've wanted to expand this blog to be about more than just my faith. Now don't misread this, my Christian faith is the cornerstone of my life - the rock that I build all of … Continue reading New blog name, new purpose