Handling Procrastination

I remember well the sleepless nights of a student desperately trying to complete a major assignment due in  a few days time, silently cursing that I hadn’t started on the project many months ago when it had first been issued.

Procrastination is deliberately delaying taking action, even though you fully expect such delay to hold negative consequences for you.

How strange that we would even consider it! And yet almost all of us indulge in procrastination at some time or other.

“Procrastination is the thief of time, collar him.”

― Charles Dickens (David Copperfield)

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Let the Magic Happen

Why are we here?

I believe that we are all ‘chips off the old block’ so to speak and that each of us has been created with the specific intent to continue the process of creation in our evolving universe.

Each of us was born with an inherent purpose (our unique role in the unfolding creation).

But, thanks to the the various societal norms and standards that we have been taught to uphold, the demands of day-to-day living have served to obscure that purpose for many of us.

“You are one thing only. You are a Divine Being. An all-powerful Creator. You are a Deity in jeans and a t-shirt, and within you dwells the infinite wisdom of the ages and the sacred creative force of All that is, will be and ever was.”

― Anthon St. Maarten

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You can change the world

Ten to one the title of this week’s post has left you a little bemused.

After all, most of us just want to bring about a little change in ourselves, before we step up to more heady challenges, not so?

But have you considered that, by bringing about a small yet material change in your own life now, you can ultimately have a significantly positive effect on the world in the years ahead!

“You can’t make footprints in the sands of time by sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?”

― Bob Moawad

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Change Your Conversation

Personal growth can only come from change and to embrace change we need to be aware of – and to be skilled at adapting – the type of conversations we have.

“The character of a man is known from his conversations.”

– Menander

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Make This a Better Year (Part 1)

It’s February, the holidays are long gone and if you’re like most, you’ll be back into the routine you’ve become accustomed to, with the shine rapidly disappearing from the New Year’s resolutions you made a month ago.

This is the time of the year when doubts start to creep in about  whether something different and exciting will indeed materialise from a year which held so much expectation at the start!

“I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.”

– Og Mandino

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