I thrive when I’m being productive. I thrive when I’m achieving. I thrive when I’m under pressure. I thrive when I’m up against a challenge. I thrive because I’m a person that likes to do, that likes to be active and likes to be purposeful in life.
Don’t get me wrong. There are times when like the best of us, I like to curl up on the sofa under a blanket with chocolate and a movie and forget the busy outside world for a while. But ultimately I was made to be productive. Continue reading
So, it’s a quiet Sunday afternoon and I’ve found myself on the sofa watching The Lion King, a particular favourite of mine but a film I can’t bring myself to watch very often as it’s one of those emotionally exhausting films that evokes both emotion and thought. It’s a film about so many things including family, love, morals, leadership and overcoming obstacles, not to mention the foundation of all Disney films – good overcoming evil.
But this particular time, the magnetic quote that drew my thoughts the most was the notion of how much the past can determine the here and now, and even the future. Or can it? Continue reading
I love feeling inspired. Actually, no. I love BEING inspired.
There is a key difference between ‘feeling’ and ‘being’. So often I will say ‘I feel this way …’ or ‘I feel that way …‘ What I’ve realised is that my feelings change all the time according to the things around me – my personal mood, the weather, how people treat me, good things happening in life, less good things happening in life. And I often let those things infiltrate my whole being and allow them to dictate how I ‘feel’.
I feel proud. So intensely and unreservedly proud.
Of our nation. Of our people. Of our athletes.
Since watching the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics just over two weeks ago, I found myself drawn into the whole thing and within days was fully immersed into the ‘Team GB’ Olympic spirit!
The television was on in the background most days and on countless occasions I caught myself, shouting at the top of my lungs to the television screen as I cheered athletes on, saw medals being won and watched truly special moments unfold before my very eyes, as hopes and dreams suddenly became realities. Continue reading