Taking strength from your purpose and your goals
“Hello,” the doctor said, referring to me playfully as the “lady with the interesting pelvis. I got up from the chair and greeted him back. “Hi Doc, how is the new year treating you?”
In 2019, I achieved one of my biggest goals. On two prosthetic hips, I walked the Camino de Santiago, and after a few fits and starts, I walked into Santiago de Compostela's ancient city. Maybe “walked” is not quite correct. I have a penguin-like gait, so maybe wobble is more accurate.
Today, the 17th February 2021, I…
I am also an introvert, but that also doesn’t give me any excuses to be anti-social and scared of people. My introversion is just the way I recharge my batteries, after all.
How often do we make excuses for something, and all the while we know the truth about our ourselves? I am going to be honest, and say that I have done it pretty often.
Now that I am aware of my feelings, my feelings of fear, I can tackle things with far more gusto and a whole lot more confidence. …
The Cruz de Ferro is in the spotlight these days, and not for the reasons you might think. The Authorities in the municipalities in which this unassuming cross stands, want to remodel and “upgrade” the area around it.
The pilgrims who know and love the Camino de Santiago have banded together, and there is a public outcry to leave this global icon and the surrounds, as is.
We wait with bated breathe on this issue.
The Cruz de Ferro or Iron Cross is humble in its stature. It is a simple wooden post around five meters in height, with an…
In fact, I told her to “f” off. It was high time.
Who is Fredericka you might be asking? She happens to be that little voice; that alter-ego who really has not served my greater purpose at all.
She has been that voice of self-doubt; that voice passing down her feelings of inadequacy and even worse that voice where I thought I was an intellectual fraud.
She is the voice of Impostor Syndrome.
Wikipedia describes Impostor Syndrome as follows:
It is not easy to watch everyone else crushing their goals, and you feel like an absolute failure. I have often wondered why I struggle into things, where I would much rather be feeling supercharged and courageous for my efforts.
When I really get into my own thought process, I often find that I am only harsh on myself. The truth is that I have enjoyed a great deal of success, and the reality is that I will continue doing so. …
I don’t know about you, but this new year surely caught me by surprise!
I mean we are already into the last part of January, and when I look back on the month, I have been languishing in indecision. When I wrote down all of the tasks that I needed to finalise when I returned from a short break I took in December, I was filled with such power.
Honestly, I haven’t ticked any of those tasks off my list! Even worse, they are really cool tasks too, so I don’t even have the excuse that they are tedious.
I am a Lego ® addict. There is no denying it.
Strangely enough, when I was the “appropriate” age to be building Lego®, I didn’t really engage much in the activity. All those years ago, the bricks we used were just the plain old square one’s—nothing fancy, when you compare the designs that are available today.
My latest project was Harry Potter and Hedwig.
Hedwig has moving wings! There is a very intricate and cleverly developed pully system that he is attached too. When you turn the winch, those wings move as if there were a real owl on that…
At the moment, I am in a state of flux.
I am reflecting on how far that I have come since the beginning of this unprecedented year; I am focusing on what needs to be done in 2021 to progress my goals; and being honest, I am also looking forward to a change of scenery and heading off for a much-needed break.
But over the past few days, I have struggled with my daily tasks.
I have questioned and reassessed my goals, and then re-established them as my driving force. I have sat in states of inertia worrying about whether…
If you were to sit down to do an exercise on core values, you might find that the results highlight your past behaviours. It certainly did with me!
The reason’s why you made the decisions you made make more sense now that you have clarified your own intrinsic core values. Likewise, this exercise might also clarify your reason for your trajectory into entrepreneurship.
It is likely not unknown to you, the reason you chose to start a new venture. …
In comparison to the well-known Greek philosopher Socrates, we have information sources at our fingertips. Every day we search all likes of questions under the sun, and in seconds we receive answers that span a great many subjects.
How do we consume all of this information? What is our responsibility for sharing it?
This information could be opinion, assumption, supposition or just plain fiction? Maybe it is factual, but where has it come from? Why is written? What is its purpose?
As it was so many years ago, as people were learning the art of thought, now more than ever…