…one giant leap for my commitment! Yesterday I ran a 10k ‘race’ with a couple of friends and, when it was over, I really enjoyed it. Really enjoyed the first half of it too, actually. Getting all the way to the finish line wasn’t so much fun though and my legs had largely had enough after 7 kilometres. Many moons ago I ran a few … Continue reading 10,000 (ish) small steps for me…
Not that much older than I am now, my father had his third minor heart attack. Today, he isn’t enjoying life in the way that he could; beset by health issues including type II diabetes and fatty liver disease. I have a genetic predisposition towards some of the same conditions – yikes! Since I’m engaging with longer term thinking, I’m conscious that I’m not doing … Continue reading A commitment to better health!
A couple of weeks ago, I picked my new glasses. My first prescription eye-wear and actually they correct only a small weakness at reading distance. Since I work on a computer and read a lot though, these are making a big difference to me already. The unexpected difference? They provide two kinds of focus. Sure, I can read more clearly. They also, to my surprise, … Continue reading iFocus – by donning my glasses
I’m an idealist. Which means, among other things, that I’ve done a lot of idealised long term thinking. What I haven’t done consistently, is match that with long term action. What I do in the short term is regularly misaligned with the action that reaching the ideal requires. When sober reflection makes this clear, I think again about what is ideal and consider what actions … Continue reading Longer term doing > longer term thinking
In preparing for an interview recently, I noted that I favour freedom over security. There are all sorts of reasons why this might not be wise, but one that’s all too often especially true for me. It’s about the nature of ‘opportunity cost’, which is the realisation that taking the opportunity to do one thing, you cannot do a different thing at the same time … Continue reading Opportunity Cost – knowing is not enough
How we think when we lose determines how long it will be until we win. G.K. Chesterton I’ve been up and down. Often very close together, indeed sometimes even paradoxically at the same time. My thoughts and feelings at those times have a given my life a rollercoaster nature that I don’t regret but I’m pleased to feel I’m leaving behind. With tranquillity as my … Continue reading Sometimes I learn.