Can you beat the odds when they are stacked against you? Can you defeat the demons that you create? Can you be positive in the face of a negative sea that continues to sweep over you wave after wave? These are the circumstances we face in our daily life, these are the chains that hang around you dragging you deeper into despair. But you hold the keys to release the chains, you hold the answers to the puzzles of your mind, you hold the balance in your mind between moving forwa
What is it in life that you wish to achieve? Some dreams seem to be so far out of our reach that often put them down as unachievable, but why? Why do we close the doors on the things that obviously mean a great deal to us before we even give them a chance. Fear is one of the most debilitating emotions that spreads like cancer throughout our entire psyche. An emotion that not only stops the things we really want but gradually eats away at our self confidence, for once you allo
Why is being a dreamer looked on as if it is some kind weakness or failure? I never understood when people commented on another by saying, “he/she is such a dreamer.” Why would that be a bad thing? The greatest people in our history were dreamers and the greatest people in our future, will be the dreamers of today. The only thing that you need to realize if you are a dreamer is that you cannot spend ‘all’ your time dreaming, there has to be action that comes with it or else e
Push hard against a wall and it only resists you more. A problem in your way can feel like a brick wall that appears out of no where. You were doing fine, just coasting along when you suddenly felt the resistance in front of you. In these situations we often try to push the wall down. Our minds determined that nothing can slow us down or prevent us from moving forwards. But not every wall in front of you is a bad thing. When a wall stops our progress we are forced to stop and
Things change. people change. The world changes. It’s a fact of life and something we cannot, ironically, change. I have on occasion found myself ploughing on deliberately, trying to keep the status quo within my life as stable as possible. But over the years you realize that no matter what you prepare, no matter what you do things around you are going to change and there is nothing you can do about it. Fight it? Fight what? How can you fight something you cannot see? You beg
How fast is the world going to spin before we take stock of the important things in life? I am a huge passionate fan of technology, a real geek when it comes to new products and gadgets. From the very first day on social media I realized that it was something interesting, something different and something powerful. Obviously current history is proof of one side of this power. From the Middle East revolutions to the outpouring of sympathy and support for both New Zealand and J
Many times through life we must focus on new beginnings rather than something coming to an end. Our life is full of chapters, some big some small, but all add up to create the person that is you. Every experience no matter what it holds for you will be a lesson for you to carry forward through the next journey. Sometimes in my life I see the path ahead and it stops me in my tracks, as situations in front suddenly make sense of all the little bumps and turns that came before,
Hold back no more; break the mold, it only harms; the ambition you hold.
Be strong and delve; into your dreams, Things only come; to who be bold.
Cast off the shadows; that drag you deep, Chains of creation; that you did reap,
Our passion and hopes; will fuel you far, But determination; success will keep.
Pass through the doubters; they matter not, Some people scheme; whilst others plot,
But dreams can break; all negative vibes, & like a star; you’ll burn so hot.
Self doubt can be the most paralyzing feeling you experience. You can be sprinting down your path full of confidence when from no where comes self doubt and knocks you sideways. It stuns you and blocks you. It stands in front of you mocking the very things you believe. Tearing every shred of assurance you have away. It can be a terrifying experience as there is no way of seeing it coming. It often comes when after being passionately involved in something for so long with care
Standing at a crossroads you can see down one path clearly. A progressive, stable and assured journey with the occasional bump in the road. You know that the lights are clear, signs are present and everything will be predictable, for the most part. It’s a path that continues straight from where you have been walking for a while. In this day and age it is something to be extremely grateful for as so many people around the world face difficulties on the career and life fronts.
In life we often contemplate where we are going. We question the final destination, the if’s and maybe’s that are life’s unanswerable questions. And what is most disconcerting is the fact we have no control of when or what will happen after the journey comes to an end. With this in mind it can paralyze a person with fear and doubt about everything they do. Unless we face facts that somethings in are life are out of control we remain like the proverbial rabbit in the headlight
There is only one thing that lies between you and your dreams; and that is you. For every excuse that we put up about we do not have this or that, I can’t do anything about it or I it’s just not happening are words we create to make us feel better about a certain situation. It is no secret that the world is facing one of the hardest financial situations, possibly, of our lifetime. It is extremely difficult to achieve the things we want, but we are the biggest of the obstacles
A change is as good as a rest, they say. Getting stuck in a rut can really destroy your moral and spirit as it takes away any sort of natural decision making, and therefore creative thinking. I do not believe that only artists, designers and people with creative occupations are the only creative ones. We are all creative by nature as it is part of what has helped us evolve over the years. It is this creative spirit that has forged new inventions, created new industries, creat
Jaques Cousteau said this quote, ‘People protect what they love’ and I believe he was probably talking about the natural world. I believe this to very true and those who consciously recycle today are the people who genuinely care for the future of this beautiful planet. Bt I also see this statement ringing true for us and our dreams. We protect them sometimes to the point of suffocating and smothering them. A dream remains a dream whilst it still floats around the corridors o
It always amazes me the level of humor and creativity that you find online. I was searching for a particular logo of a company we were presenting to and came across the link, “BP’s new logo.” So I clicked it and what I saw really made me laugh. Someone has created a new version of the BP logo made out of thick black oil. A much better fitting logo than the environmentally beautiful creation they currently have. Don’t get me wrong, as I do not believe what has happened is a la
The trip to Bahrain went very well. Had trouble getting back to the airport as more protests started just before I was supposed to leave the office. It was all pretty quiet really until the GM came in looking a little pale saying, ‘I think you better leave!’ It’s amazing the thoughts that go though your mind, not just what kind but the amount in literally a fraction of a second. I cannot tell you how many different scenarios were racing through my mind as I sat and looked at
I remember hearing Tony Robbins mention this at a TED seminar and just thought, ‘of course!’ We often talk and use excuses the happenings of our history both as individuals and as the human race. What happens just never seems to be our fault; it’s because of this or that. Well after hearing this I made a concerted effort to just be positive and look forward to the things I am going to do, rather than the things that had happened in the past. I feel a completely different pers
Spread your legs, Stretch your arms and open your heart.
You will realize that you are a star. I came across this quote on one of the visuals below, a lovely mobile for children and I though the sentiment was beautiful. Not only in the context of children but for everyone. I truly believe that every one is a star and together we illuminate the sky. We may not always realize this but someone somewhere is influenced by the actions we do. Like a star in the distance, light take
Do your dreams feel trapped within your mind? Are they bursting at the seams to escape the confines of your inner subconscious? I once read that our dreams are ideas we have when we are not putting up barriers and reasons why it will not work, or more damagingly why I cannot do it. We all face this conflict on a daily basis, but there are some dreams we have that just keep banging on the door of your heart, screaming for your attention. And if the heart doesn’t listen the ide
I KNOW THAT I AM INTELLIGENT BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I KNOW NOTHING. This is a quote by Socrates. Who am I to argue with such a beautiful insight. The need and desire to continually learn is something I am very passionate about. Maybe, I realize now, that I didn’t study as hard as I should have at school, maybe chose the wrong subjects and maybe, just maybe, I gave up on a dream of becoming a vet too soon. Yes, I did actually want to be a vet! One of the biggest problems I face t