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Calendarising

6:20m: “Have to bring home work tonight,” I said to my wife, “maybe I’ll run tomorrow.” Not the best of starts to my “starting serious training” regime, and frankly quite frustrating. But I’m a professional, and I suck it up. 6:30pm: Maybe, I thought, if I finish early I might […]

How do you start a blog?

I was asked by a colleague how she could start a blog. Wasn’t too sure. “I suppose,” I said, “you just write.” “Write about what?” she asked. “I don’t know. About anything you want to write about, I guess.” Then she asked, “where can you write?” I told her she […]

Good/bad Outcomes

You only know if an outcome is good or bad when there are no more outcomes to be had. (I wrote the above in my journal after castigating myself on some foolish decisions I’d made, only to recall the beautiful story of the old man and his horse. It ain’t […]

Success and Economic Temperance

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a […]

Winning the battle, losing the war

The following passage was taken from the book 12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson, a good reminder on how long-term success may come at the cost of short-term losses, if you can call it that: You might consider judging your success across all the games you play. Imagine […]

A decision to write

I’ve got nothing to say; nothing to write about today. So this day passes without a word being written. Same thing tomorrow. And the day after. Before you know it, the year is over, and not a word is put down. No. That year’s not this year. Just 10 minutes […]