Do you have grit?

Martins Zemlicker

Do you live life like it’s a marathon or a sprint? I think the marathoners are better suited to the long haul. But physical fitness aside, what attributes predict success in the marathon of life? The answer, according to one psychologist is “grit”.

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Am I ready for the big reveal?

Photo credit - author's own

Photo credit – author’s own

The big reveal! On the reality TV renovation shows, there is a lot of build up to the moment when they reveal the outcome of the rebuilding and building renewal efforts that entertain viewers each week. There will be no such drama associated with mine, which will probably happen next week!

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Thoughts on mistakes …

Susan Sarandon, photo credit -

Susan Sarandon, photo credit –

I’m a big believer in making big mistakes and that’s how you figure your life out and who you are and what you want.
~ Susan Sarandon, The Age, Saturday 14 May 2016.

When is failure an option?


Photo - author's own

Photo – author’s own

Learning from our mistakes is often touted as a powerful learning method. Many notable humans give testament to its value but really, no one likes to fail. In the world of business, it seems that some organisations are interested in failure in a new measure – the return on failure!

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Thoughts on love …

Two hands making a heart silhouette against a sunset

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You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving.
~ Anatole France

Thoughts on happiness …

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Photo credit – geralt via

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
~ Buddha

A conversation about a meaningful life

Beyond Belief

I recently listened to a conversation with Hugh Mackay about how to lead a meaningful life. Hugh Mackay is a social researcher who shares his observations and insights about life. His latest book is Beyond Belief which examines the search for meaning.

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