In the book A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness, there’s a moment when the tree monster is telling the main character, a boy called Conor, a story about the tree’s past. The tree is using these stories to teach Conor about life, and how to deal with different situations. In this particular story, the tree […]
It’s less than 10 days until December 31st. The end of the old year and the preamble to the new one. A time when, traditionally, we make vows and resolutions to be “new” us in the next 12 months. You know the drill: lose weight, stop smoking/drinking, eat less junk food, work out more. All […]
In his book Tribes, Seth Godin talks about Chris Sharma, an American rock climber who forever changed the way climbers looked at scaling a cliff. Instead of the normal left-right, left-right approach of hand over hand, Sharma jumps (known as a dyno). It’s a leap of faith at its purest, since a fall while rock-climbing […]
Everyone has greatness in them. The challenge is how we express it. We can push ourselves to rise to the challenge, or we can encourage others to greatness. By doing this, we can encourage ourselves at the same time. Everyone also has an ego. Some are kept in check – some are left to rage uncontrollably. […]
We’re born with our eyes closed, and we leave the same way. In-between though, for however long we’re on this planet, our eyes are open. And yet, sometimes, it feels like they’ve stayed closed since our first breath in the open air.
Unless we want to stagnate breathing the same air forever, we need to know where we’ve been to see how far we still need to go.