Young life…this life…it precious. You don’t understand what you have now until you’re old. Its the vibe, energy and beauty of youth that writes most of your life story. Its what you do then that makes you feel content and happy. Make sure you don’t miss out on your youth and have the time of […]
A fundamental basic that has transformed my interaction of people is the understanding that people are not out to catch me out or judge me. What happened to put me in a mind set that I had to be perfect in all situations and never fail or have to be corrected. A genuine fear of having any kind of flaw simply meant that I would do anything it took to avoid standing out in a crowd, just in case. What did I think would happen? Would everyone stand up, gather around me and point, laugh and shout “Wrong”. As soon as I gained some faith in other people and realised that the worse case scenario was completely unrealistic the pressure reduced. It is still there, however I won’t let it stop me from trying something new or avoid certain social situations like before.
Inspiration came from a recent trip to The States where I met a few people who had real unashamed excitement about life. Is this a British attribute that has been installed in me that we mustn’t been seen to be showing off? There is a fine line between expressing yourself positively and boasting, however my partner pointed out that because I’m an introvert, even if I feel that I might be crossing the line I would only be coming across as positive & excited.
With this realisation, I am now more likely to say Yes and imagine the situation in a positive light or even better not attempting to predict the future and enjoy the excitement of the unknown.
This feels like it’s only part 1.
Due to a combination of choices I have made and situations I been involved in over the past 5 years or so I have gradually got on track to figuring out some stuff, which has actually got me to a stage where I actually feel like I have something to say.
To start with this list is as much for me to remember the inspirations as it is to introduce what I want to discuss in no particular order:
People – Music – Technology – Careers – Breathing – Exercise – Intuition – Learning – Reading – Travel – Experiences – Motivation – Ambition – Nutation – Routine – Discipline – Family – Time – Rules – Self Worth – Basic5 – Eccentric vs Introvert
Initially I was going to split the categories up into different pages but actually one of the points of spending time on this is to bring my thoughts together as they are ultimately all connected and have made a difference.
Amongst many others, there are two people who although couldn’t be more different, have inspired me to get this up and running. An eccentric and an introvert, both with their pros and cons like any other.