Success is about direction, not necessarily speed!

Success is about direction, not necessarily speed!

We often think of 'success' as reaching the goal, or completing the task.

Not true!

One of my favourite quotes describes this so well:

Progress is often more about direction than speed.

While we define progress - or success - as the ultimate completion of something, we deprive ourself of enjoying and celebrating the steps we've taken along the way.

Yesterday I wrote about cleaning up my office - and noticing the effect of this on my mind ad productivity.

I'm pleased to say, it's still working - yeah!

I did work late last night (happily) and entered my office with a renewed sense of purpose.

It's not yet lunch time and I've done the 3 most critical tasks for my day (as well as having had my monring 1.2 kms swim).

I feel energised and clear headed.

I've done one task I've been procrastinating about for weeks (I'm ashamed to say - but proud to tell you it's now DONE!)

So ... what small tweaks and changes can you make TODAY that will clear the way forward for a brighter, happier, better tomorrow?

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  • In my work, I frequently speak with people who are disenchanted with their lives.

    “I feel so frustrated … I’ve been doing the same thing at work for years and I just can’t seem to get ahead.”

    “I feel lost. I know I am capable of doing more but have no idea how to achieve what I really want to do.”

    “Maybe I’m just not meant to do anything else. I mean, who am I to want more?”


    I find this very sad. 

  • Work/Life Balance doesn't exist - and while we continue to strive to achieve it, we are setting ourselves up for disappointment.


    The phrase itself suggests a couple things that are inherent in the problem:

  • Frankly, no. It's not possible - and we are causing ourselves untold frustration and disappointment while we keep trying to achieve it!
    Why do I say this?
    Well, think for a minute about the phrase itself - 
  • (WARNING: Your life as you know it is about to change)


    “How can I handle difficult people?”

    Answer – you can’t.

    “Wait – what? You mean I’m stuck with them in my life?”

    Answer – it all depends on how you look at it.

  • I recently attended a three-day women’s festival that I attended for the first time in 2016. It’s never the same the second, third or umpteenth time around is it? First of all, there’s that ‘first time newness’ that we can only get once. “Wow! Look at that!” “Goodness, that’s amazing!” And so on … because we are seeing things through fresh, first-time eyes.

    In our subsequent visits, while we look for that same magic, but logically know it will be different than our beloved ‘first-time’.  We then start to notice what’s not there that we liked the previous year(s), and lament “But I really liked that!”

    So this year, I decided to focus instead on what was new, different and intriguing. And that’s how I came across The Release Tree.

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